I believe “true maturity” means acting responsibly; it means learning from your mistakes and trying not to make the same ones over and over, relying more on your own resources to resolve problems and challenges that arise in your everyday life, learning to listen and respecting other’s opinions is another example. In my younger days, I would have an answer for everything, regardless if I was right or wrong, I would not listen to others.
Maturing means sacrificing play when there is work to be done. Just like about everything, maturing is relative, for example, you want your relatives to act maturely, but you want to live it up and be carefree. My view is that after you’ve paid the bills and put food on the table, go out and do something wild…while you still can.