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What is maturity (and does it really matter)?

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Personally I don't think the term matters. It's just a random buzzword just to patronize works made by younger audiences, despite the fact that it a work shouldn't be judged by who the intended demographic is, as a work is good, then it's fine by me.

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Of course it matters, everyday ^^

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Maturity exists and matters, but many people have skewed definitions of what it is, and some will say that only adults are mature, or that they are over <some age> and are therefore mature. Many kids can act mature if they care to (a lot of them don't care to, though). And if anyone ever gives the above argument that age is maturity, they must not know what they're talking about.

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Immaturity is like wanting to avoid chores, and play, or when someone is talking to you about said chore you didn't do, when they wait for a response on you you talk about something extremely but not entirely differently.

 

I know because my brother is immature lol.

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Being a man (or adult or mature), as defined by one of my professors from college, is being responsible towards others.

 

In fact, in a presentation I made about bronies and their significance within our culture, I used his own beliefs against him.

In the end, he still didn't highly of bronies (said that they oughta go pick weeds), but it's undeniable that his own mentality is the reason why watching a cartoon for kids isn't a sign of immaturity.

 

If someone has their life proritized, is on a steady path forwards, isn't wasting their time, and, like he said, is responsible towards others, what you do with your spare time for enjoyment and relaxation shouldn't matter.

 

So I think maturity is really important because we make the best decisions when we are mature.

An immature person would spend all day just watching cartoons and not getting any work done.

A mature person knows when it's appropriate to waste time.

An immature person has sex without protection when they clearly couldn't handle properly raising a child.

A mature person plans with their significant other.

 

There are no "adult" acts and "childish" acts.

We often think "he had sex. He must be a man". Anyone can go and do that. We've been doing it for millions of years. But not everyone can go out, have sex, and have made the right decisions. Look at how many unwanted pregnancies and STDs occur.

Clearly having sex doesn't make you a man.

 

So no, I disagree. I don't think it's just a buzzword, but rather something we should all strive towards.

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A key thing about being an adult is that you get to choose what it means to be an adult.

 

Which of course means that what an adult is and by extension what an adult isn't, is completely subjective.

 

That said, I will put out a saying: 'Those without it give it no value'.

By which of course I mean experience.

If you are the same person at 31 as you are at 21, then personally, you have a serious developmental problem.

 

 

I get the feeling that you have been confronted with an assertation of immaturity, and you are reacting against it by deciding that the critisism is invalid by virtue of the importance of your own presumed 'maturity' (or whatever aspect of your personality that you uphold as being virtuous/mature).

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A key thing about being an adult is that you get to choose what it means to be an adult.

 

Which of course means that what an adult is and by extension what an adult isn't, is completely subjective.

 

That said, I will put out a saying: 'Those without it give it no value'.

By which of course I mean experience.

If you are the same person at 31 as you are at 21, then personally, you have a serious developmental problem.

 

 

I get the feeling that you have been confronted with an assertation of immaturity, and you are reacting against it by deciding that the critisism is invalid by virtue of the importance of your own presumed 'maturity' (or whatever aspect of your personality that you uphold as being virtuous/mature).

It's not that, it's just that I've been wondering what makes a piece of work "mature." I've grown to reject the idea of maturity as sex and viloence and all that jazz. I just don't like the idea that just because something is darker it's automatically better.

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It's not that, it's just that I've been wondering what makes a piece of work "mature." I've grown to reject the idea of maturity as sex and viloence and all that jazz. I just don't like the idea that just because something is darker it's automatically better.

I believe what you're referring to are two different definitions: the one that means "for mature audiences" (typically of movies, art, or literature) and the one that basically means you make good decisions (of people).

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I believe what you're referring to are two different definitions: the one that means "for mature audiences" (typically of movies, art, or literature) and the one that basically means you make good decisions (of people).

Yeah I'm referring to the first definition, not the second.

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Immature is a word boring people use to describe fun people.

 

Also cuz it is kind of related what the heck does "act your age" even mean? My age doesn't act anything, am I supposed to run around everywhere saying "Seventeen"?

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It's not that, it's just that I've been wondering what makes a piece of work "mature." I've grown to reject the idea of maturity as sex and viloence and all that jazz. I just don't like the idea that just because something is darker it's automatically better.

You are saying mature = dark = better.

 

This is not true, and I wonder where you have heard this. Or actually, it's quite a common teenager idea.

 

Maturity as I see it is essentially how much responsibility you got. If you have less responsibility than yourself, you are a child. If you are responsible for yourself, you are mature. If you have responsibility for more than yourself, you are... more mature  :lol:

Thus people who get kids early have to "grow" up to their responsibility.

It has nothing to do with doing "childish" things. I mean, I laugh at fart jokes.

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To me maturity is the ability of being open and intelligent enough to have an open mind about things, people can be childish but be really mature in their work or whatever they'll do, to me maturity is being able to switch things up and become serious when it needs to be done or to accept different situations.

 

Doesn't make sense at all the way I wrote it...  :derp:  my bad

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Also cuz it is kind of related what the heck does "act your age" even mean?

Reminds me of this blink-182 song.

Edited by Trixie Heartstrings

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In my opinion, maturity is nothing more than looking at things without having a selfish intention in mind. Like, "I don't wanna do my chores mum, they're boring" is immature because you're only focusing on what you want and want everything to go your way. But saying, "Well, I don't want to do chores, but I'll do them cuz mum told me to" shows that you are willing to look beyond just your own immediate desires and make a decision that benefits everyone in the long run.

Laughing at a dirty joke wouldn't be immature so much as it'd be...silly. And there's nothing wrong with being silly every now and then. To be immature means to have ignorance towards the world and people around you. So, annoying somebody for your own amusement is what would be immature

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I totally hear you when you doubt maturity's definition. I've met loads upon loads of not only minors but young adults alike who show anything but maturity. People are individuals, I suppose. My personal opinion on maturity is a highly distinct awareness of one's actions. They are also inclined and generally able to perceive things constructively and look upon other's in genuine regard. If there's one thing you can notice in terms of brain development with younger ones is self-awareness and temperament. Developing brains aren't actually less intelligent in regards to the definition, but brain activity grows and adapts to focus on different moods and instincts over time. Maturity veers from the primitive, and welcomes positive solutions.

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The reason I made this topic was because I was really sick and tired of "adult animation" (haven't watched Rick and Morty btw), and wanted to know how to write a cartoon for an older audience while embracing the cartonniness of cartoons.

 

Edit: actually I have watched a few episodes of Rick and Morty and I think I'm starting to realize that maybe these type of shows aren't my thing.

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Maturity is a term used by people who see themselves as 'more grown up' than others because they don't do things they see as childish. But to me that doesn't matter because why should those people decide what is or isn't childish? Nobody can tell you how to live your life so you should live it however you enjoy it and for however long you have it because otherwise what's the point? Make the most out of life and don't be tied down because you want to be 'mature' because there is no reason not to do the things you love. If you want to watch a children's TV show, do it. If you want to do something stupid and random just because it's fun, do it. Never let other people run your life by labelling it, otherwise it's only you who suffers

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Maturity is a state of mind one reaches when they reach adulthood both physically and mentally, and it's not often understood well enough, or at the very least there seem to be several definitions of it depending on who you ask. Mature people are more responsible and dependable than others, and maybe that's synonymous with appearing more serious or less light-hearted in some cases because of that.

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Wisdom is more important than maturity and wisdom doesnt come with age '''

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Its really a term for how responsible a person should be, it has no real relationship with age but society just expects you to show it more as you get older. 

 

Weither one chooses to do so however is another matter entirely. XD

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In my mind, being mature is about putting aside your prejudices and owning up to your mistakes. It has nothing to do with age or anything like that.

I also think that being mature and being professional are the same in some situations. "Maturity" is a really broad term--but I think it's very important.

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To keep it short, maturity is being able to determine when to be an adult and when it's OK to tell a fart joke.

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Maturity is definitely not a buzz word, but its definition will change depending on the context of its use and it's slightly subjective.

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Maturity is basically having experience, and the sense/capability to use that experience to make good decisions and behave responsibly

 

However, when it comes to entertainment and leisure activites, your choice of TV shows should not be in any way restricted by maturity or the percieved concept of it. In fact people who have very responsible, stressful jobs and lifestyles often need downtime and entertainment that's the polar opposite to all the crap they have to deal with on a daily basis. For me light entertainment has always seemed complimentary to the harsher aspects of life.

 

So relating to a show like MLP, there's three reasons why an adult can enjoy it

1. They are actually immature,

2. They need a break from being so boringly mature all the time

3. Because It's a good show

 

Unfortunately most people looking from the outside in, tend to assume 1

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I'm immature on the internet and with friends, even when talking to my university lecturers. Cracking jokes and taking life as one giant laugh, i can be very mature and hold adult conversations though, when it suits me.

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