I’m afraid I have reached the point in my life where writing a post on how to be mature is necessary.
I’ve seen the signs. The creative muses have cried out to me.
No, they’ve said, don’t write one more joke until you’ve spread this message of maturity. The world needs your help, Rebekah.
So here I am.
I will begin by saying in no way am I calling you immature, dear reader.
Of course not.
No. This post? This post is for those people.
You and I are completely exempt from these kinds of articles. We’re way mature. It’s everyone else who’s the problem! I AGREE.
That being said, if I say ‘you’ anywhere in this post, of course I’m not talking about YOU-you. I’m talking about them.
And if your friend has dragged you to the computer screen to read this article, don’t be angry. These are things everyone of us has to learn.
Preferably, before we’re 45.
HOW TO BE MATURE
1. Be Kind.
Being kind has been lost in a world of faceless hate texts, beauty comparisons, and biting comebacks. Now it’s more important than ever.
If someone is mean to you, you don’t retaliate. If someone hasn’t earned forgiveness, you still handle them with grace. You don’t shout. You definitely don’t cuss. You don’t lower yourself to their level.
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn/Cary Grant. They wouldn’t waste the breath—or their image.
2. Count Your Words.
Even a fool is considered wise if he stays silent.
Some of the wisest and most mature people I know are very careful with what they say. The less you let yourself jabber on, the more people will care when you do speak up.
3. Be Respectful.
Kindness is benevolence and love. Respect is a sense of the worth in others.
You should be respectful of elderly, of those more and less successful, of those young, of yourself and your worth.
You should be respectful of that horrid boss and not speak badly about her behind her back (that’s what blogs are for). And absolutely be respectful of your ex, otherwise it will just be a reflection of you and your bad decisions.
Being respectful will earn you the respect of others in return.
4. Remember Personal Hygiene.
I’m sorry, but if you stink or have plaque in your teeth, none of the above will make you
5. Think about things.
This goes for your decisions; who you date, what you drink, who you hang out with. This goes along with not being clueless about what’s happening in the world (which I, personally, must work on).
This applies to making observations about people, having creative thoughts, aspiring to be or do something.
This even means don’t be ignorant or naive. Don’t ignore your problems. Stop running from difficulties. Think about death. Were you made for a purpose? Is there a heaven and a hell? Etc.
I have the peace and comfort in knowing, without a shadow of a doubt, that I’ll be spending an eternity in heaven some day. Not because I’m a good person. (There will be millions of “good people” in hell.) But because I accepted Jesus’ gift of salvation of DYING for me.
Think about things, friend.
This ended up being quite a heavy post, but I’m afraid so many people have yet to learn the basics of maturity.
Maybe you know these people.
Maybe you can get them to read my post.
Because, I know you don’t struggle with any of these things. We already established that.
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