Here's the quote. I don't know who said it but...
"MATURITY has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them.. and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated."
I remember one time, I had a little spat with my parents. It was a little issue, blown out of proportion. I really believed that my stand is correct and that I did nothing wrong. Of course, the problem was solved immediately and we came to an understanding. I'm glad that both my parents were willing to listen to me before passing judgement. Before the day ended, all was well.
My point is..
Just because people are older than me doesn’t mean that they're always right. Everyone makes mistakes. And to assume that you're always right.. ALL OF THE TIME.. that's a wee bit immature, don't you think? And just because they're older than me doesn’t give them the right to force me to believe in everything that they say. I've got a mind of my own. I will make my own choices. I will fight my own battles. In the end, I will make the decision and live my life and answer to nobody but myself. No one to blame but myself. No one to applaud but myself. And lastly, just because they’re older than me doesn’t mean I can’t challenge them, ever. I don't go around, looking for trouble, but I don't back away from a fight either, especially if I know I'm right. I will stand by what I believe in.
MATURITY doesn’t always come with age. It comes with acceptance of responsibility. That fact.. you can never question.