At what age does one become mature? Observing how some young people who exhibit levels of maturity well beyond their years and older folks who act childishly and selfishly, it seems that age has not that much to do with it.
Also, it also seems that being a mature person is something that greatly depends on the context, and on how each of us behave when facing different circumstances in our lives. So by keeping these 20 tell-tale signs of “maturity” in the back of our mind, we can better detect when we are acting immaturely and push ourselves to become better persons.
Of course, there are probably many more signs of maturity than those covered in this list, but these are a good place to start.
Realizing how much you don't know.
Listening more and talking less.
Being aware and considerate of others as opposed to being self-absorbed, self-centered, and inconsiderate.
Not taking everything personally, getting easily offended, or feeling the need to defend, prove, or make excuses for yourself.
Being grateful and gracious, not complaining.
Taking responsibility for your own health and happiness, not relying on others to "fix" you or placing blame for your circumstances.
Having forgiveness and compassion for yourself and others.
Being calm and peaceful, not desperate, frantic, or irrational.
Showing flexibility and openness as opposed to resisting, controlling, or being unreasonable.
做好事 - 即使没得到什么好处，只知道帮到了别人；无私的。
Doing good deeds even when there is nothing in it for you other than knowing you helped, being selfless.
Respecting another's point of view, beliefs, and way of life without judgment, not insisting you are right, belittling another, or using profanity or violence to get your point across.
Being able to turn the other cheek without wishing harm on another.
Thinking before acting and having good manners, not going off half-cocked, lashing out, or being rude.
Encouraging and being supportive of others.
Finding joy in the success of someone else, not envy or criticism.
Knowing there is always room to grow and improve and reaching out for help.
Having humility and laughing at yourself.
Accepting, liking, and loving yourself.
Standing up for fairness and justice for yourself and others and choosing to do the right thing.
Not clinging to materialistic items or bragging.