The issue of maturity is so important that one can almost not over emphasize it. It is crucial in marriage, leadership, politics, education, family life, church ministry, etc.
- Develop(ment)—this communicates a sense of growth; of gradual progress; of stages. It is certainly not a sudden thing. Growth is almost always painful!
- Internal control—maturing is essentially inward and independent of social status, academic achievements and sometimes even age. A professor can be very immature while a stark illiterate can be relatively mature, and vice versa.
- Right or appropriate path—maturity keeps you on track! One does not get lost in the mob. It frees you from what a friend calls ‘cultural software’.