Maturity and Responsibility

How does being maturely related to responsibility?

Growing up seems like an inevitable process that everyone must go through. A child may aspire to be an ideal figure after grown-up, primarily to be impactful in society. During the childhood and adolescent period, one is likely to be full of imagination and potential.

After slowly understand how the world works, imagination and potential will gradually substitute into reality. With the exposure from the environment, the alignment shapes the equilibrium between fantasy and reality.

When one is young, one can be carefree and impulsive. Avoid schoolwork while hanging out until late at night often come with little to no consequences. Moreover, one could be assessed as attractive by fighting the system and being rebellious.

The sudden increase of responsibility getting obvious when one has started dedicating oneself to a career. When one ignores being responsible, one may face consequences that may be detrimental. It prohibits one acts recklessly and complying with a social norm.

When one just graduated from school, one may still enjoy life by hanging out and live in the present. However, when one has reached middle-aged, the need to have some result in some aspect such as family, financial, career, etc.

With the growth of life quality, people need to work lesser to gain the same output. With a protected environment, one may get older with no willingness to take responsibility. Long term speaking, the effect could be dangerous to a person by increasing the dependency on other people.

To have a steady mindset, one needs to have a willingness to bear life responsibility. By not avoiding responsibility, one could transform the predicament into a memorable memory. It could also let one become a mature person with great inner strength.

“The courage of facing responsibility is a clear sign of a person’s maturity.”

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