Essay on Definition And Definition Of Maturity

820 Words Dec 1st, 2015 4 Pages
RATED M FOR MATURE ‘RATED R’, ‘RATED M FOR MATURE’, and ‘MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY’ are restrictions that are widely known. These terms are bound to restrict access to common things such as movies, places and games until the person has reached a certain age level. Thus, making maturity, known to be a measure of age or of the time when the individual has reached full biological growth. This, however, is wrong. It brings up the question of what it means to be “mature”. Being non-age specific, maturity is a measure of integrity and responsibility through the history, cultural background (religious affiliation), and commonplace morals.

Religion plays a key role in the understanding of the true definition of maturity, and even though they are all variants of belief, they all share the same message of what it means to be mature. “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways (Bible ESV 1 Corinthians 13:11).” Notice that when Paul speaks of ‘becoming a man’ he does not refer to age. Instead he refers to childish actions versus adult actions, such as responsibility, taking fault in his actions (good or bad) and taking care of those that need him. “Hair on a man 's chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest (Szandor 54).” The gorilla that Anton speaks of is also a correlation to man, proving just…

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