Knowledge and its understanding
Maturity is all about the attitude through which the knowledge is accepted and shown, its about keeping a mind open to change as per life itself
All of us evolve as we grow older, physically as well as mentally, we go through many experiences each day, and we tend to learn from each and every one of them. We have two choices thereafter –either we can keep the old and departed conclusions as a base and set the course of our lives. Or we can become self-aware and assess each situation as is. Our knowledge looses its value the moment we acquire it. The life around us is evolving continuously and therefore our understanding has to cope up as well. However this is easier said than done, our reaction to any situation is generally on the basis of what actions had happened earlier. This phenomenon here can be called as immaturity.
Related: White Cloud Concept
What is Immaturity?
The mind’s belief that everything is known and there is no need of learning is immaturity. Judging new situations from already existing conclusions is immaturity. We need to understand each as and every scenario on the basis of that very moment, Maturity is in starting on a clean new page without keeping the ink of previous knowledge.Lack of self-esteem and consciousness is immaturity. When we are not conscious while taking decisions, the already possessed knowledge is being trusted. This should not happen.
Maturity, a simple Idea
Maturity is the result of self-esteem and consciousness.
Deciding the outcome of any situation by living in the present, by being aware of what is happening, by understanding its uniqueness, by being conscious about the reality, by being irreproachable is called maturity
The mind is blocked when it refuses to learn. Self-importance gets boosted when nothing is to be learned from others.Our ego flourishes when we feel we know everything. But change is the biggest truth of life. It goes on flowing. If we reject learning, our knowledge will remain constant and will not change at all.
It will not be in sync with the present situations, hence our reactions would be out of track. Our life has changed but our living has not and this is because we are facing today with yesterday’s knowledge. More time we take to get synced with circumstances by knowledge, more immature we become.
Contrary to popular believe, maturity doesn’t increase with age,generally it reduces. It does not require large number of experiences. It is a matter of the perception we have towards each situation in our life, the way we respond, the innocuousness and purity we have. If we keep on collecting the knowledge it will be static and will not give expected results if used after long time. Learning dynamically from the situations to cope with them is important.
Take the case of a child..
Grasping power of a child is a lot more than any average person. They learn things a lot quicker A child functions continuously. Thus psychologists have concluded that a child can learn any skill such as language, very quickly. Provided he/she is not compelled or regulated to learn.
IF we tend to force it upon the child, the entire learning would take twice as long !! Just leave a child with people knowing the language and he/she will grasp the skill very fast. Spontaneous actions are vital than what can be done forcefully. A child’s brain progresses till eight years of age.The grasping capacity goes on decreasing as the age increases.
More we feel we know things, we tend to get lazy and function through our known knowledge pool.
Maturity is not what we know. It is about our capacity to learn. Knowledge is static and constant. Learning is dynamic and refreshing. It keeps us ready to accept anything in life. It changes our standpoint towards untoward things and makes us accept everything with an open and affirmative attitude. Knowing makes life tasteless. Knowing nothing is tasty. Real essence of life is in learning.
Socrates said in his old age -“Now I know nothing”. Life is boundless to get known about everything. The mind is too small to learn so many things. We just come in contact with various incidents in life which cannot be considered as permanent experiences to judge further situations. They cannot be kept as knowledge.
Important point is that we should always be ready to learn without keeping the ego of what we know. We should function like mirror which has no fixed capacity. It keeps on reflecting forever. So let’s reject knowledge and embrace learning!
Co-Author: Sakshi Kale