We see a growing concern for young Americans when it comes to maturity. And, even for older people who want to hang on to their fading youth. What kind of example is that in respect of maturity? Its seems more and more than fruit does not want to mature.
All ages/ levels of life require
amounts of maturity. There is a point though
where a higher level or kind of maturity ( knowing what is expected and
being able to fulfill that expectation) is necessary in young adult and
all adult relationships: marriage, family and society. More young
people are waiting until they are in their late 20's or even early 30s.
Years ago, young people matured earlier. Why? Was it because they were
expected more of at earlier ages? When expectation is low in society
maturity drops and relationships begin to fail and thus society itself
is not far behind. Society has historically placed limits on behaviors
based on chronological age (such as voting and driving restrictions)
because age is typically a measure of maturity. Yes, today, we can hear
that age and maturity are not necessarily synonymous, especially when it
comes to relationships.
Yet, we can certainly observe that maturity
plays a major role in the success or demise of relationships in the
young and old. Therefore, it is essential to understand how maturity
affects a person’s ability to not only reason effectively but also to
understand the concepts and implement the skills needed to form and
maintain healthy relationships so that society is stable.
And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as
they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and
pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature ~ Luke 8:14