Social distancing might be a new rage today but you were maintaining it since long. You also believe in putting more filters to your mouth than your pictures. This was when you truly matured. Most people grow in their Life but hardly ever mature. Aging is certainly not maturing. I have seen people in their sixties behaving worse than a teenage and met a few kids who can easily shun their urban life and attain nirvana right then and there. Maturing is more about wisdom,experience and exposure and also acceptance than you attain on the virtue of your individuality and aging is well just aging,growing old. Here is the checklist for you to check if you have truly matured enough or not, on a funny note though.
When you start eating lauki without complaining.
There were times when lauki kerala tinde torai never made sense to you and tinde instigated your nausea. There were also tim when you preferred sleeping empty stomach or a stomach laden with chips and aloo bhujiya but maturity is when you truly accept lauki,tinde,torai and brinjals with all your heart and open arms. You are mature enough to understand its important to eat them.
When you were practicing social distancing even before it was a thing
Social distancing could be a new rage today but people who maintained social distancing not because of people but for the people long back are one truly enlightened people who learnt early in their lives to shed off the baggage of negative and Toxic People. Maturity, Right?
When you put more filters on your mouth than pictures
There were times when you roamed around giving lectures to people and got away with statements like ‘I am true hearted,I don’t keep anything in my heart’ and people did not beat you but the day you knew it’s more important to put filters on your mouth and leash it was a day when you truly matured.
When you found true recreational activity is sleeping
You wondered how some people can spend half their lives only sleeping and not going outside,vacationing and experiencing life as such and then you grew old,married,had children and more. then one day you realised true pleasure of sleeping at wee hours and completing one full lap of a good noon sleep without being poked. You knew no activity can ever compete with a sleep attained just after a Netflix show. Bingo! You are very matured.
When you can crack joke on yourself and still laugh
There were times when you took yourself too seriously but you are truly matured if you think you were a fool to take life seriously because it is life that never takes you seriously and is on some kind of vengeful mission of not letting you complete your planned course of action. So after a time what do you do? You laugh on you and your failures. tada, you are matureeeee.
You stop feeling embarrassed over your parents
Remember when you were a teenager and you thought your parents are not cool and you practised parent-distancing for a long time. You thought Friends were everything but then there came a phase when you understood friends are passing phase of life and nothing in life is as precious as having your parents around. Welcome to adulthood.
When all your looks are almost same except bhai ki shaadi
There was a phase in may be your twenties when your gym look was different from your work look which was different from your party look which was the look you never carried to your bed but now what do a matured person do? You still do shopping mostly Online Shopping though but your new clothes are meant to be stacked in your cupboard. More important things occupy his mind and he carries same look everywhere. Time kiske paas hai yaar.
When expectations versus reality don’t put more pressure on you
You thought ‘the prince charming on a horse would actually come on a horse for you.’ You thought ‘The girl so out of your league will date you’ you thought ‘Your boss will appreciate you,give promotions and would name you his successor’ and many other such thought when you were immature but now you know fairy tales are for far off lands. Lower your expectations honey.
When you are caught advising same as your mothers
there were times when your mother’s advises did not make sense to you and you literally laughed. But now with times you have realised lifes goes full circle and your Mom was always right and now you can be find passing on the family wisdom to youngsters now and then who are repeating the history by running away from you.
You stop idolising celebrities and appreciate yourself more
There was a time when Salman shahrukh aishwarya katrina adorned your ceiling and you loved them through all your heart but now you are matured enough to understand real heroes are never found on screen but among us the ordinary people. you also weigh your struggles,failures and success more than theirs.