One of the sages described the “mature man” as follows
- [The mature people:
They maintain their position without difficulty.
Realize their doctrine without words.
Are a part of all things and overlook none.
They generate without owning them.
They act without expectation.
They perform without entitlement to merit.
Truly, because they do not claim any merit, it grows to them.
For the time of my life, I had the desire to meet [older wise people]Wisdom is an expression of maturity. In more than six decades, I have met only a few wise people (it has always been a win). Thankfully, I have met many maturing people, but also those who vehemently reject maturity as “uncool”.
1-2 out of 100 people strive for wisdom [maturity鈥攁s their top priority.
I answer the question “When did you mature?” as if:
At the age of 18 – when I received the “Mature Certificate” (Abitur) and in addition I was already “full-year”.I’ve been a hoop since then. Getting older helps – a bit.
Old wine is ripened.But then the matter with the new wine (which is always new when it comes to tyres) has to be considered. It belongs in new hoses, not in the old ones (which were also new at the time).
The other day I got an offer to discuss ideas, but not about other people.
I spontaneously came up with this saying, which was mistakenly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt:
- Big people talk about ideas.
- Average people talk about things.
- Little people talk about otherpeople.
Saying of Unknown
I call this divisive saying a tool that reflects and confirms the status quo of the divided (immature) world, rather than fundamentally questioning it.A few years ago, I designed my own corrected version that interdependently connects all three levels of body-soul spirit:
- Elementary(body-oriented)people want and talk about things.
- Mental (mentallyoriented)people talk about ideas.
- Relationshipable(heart-centered)people talk about themselves and otherpeople.
- Mature (integrating) people appreciate the interchangeable relationshipnetwork.