Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
There are underlying assumptions in some of these posts that (a) acting immaturely is a bad thing and that (b) maturity is a progression. As I approach the beginning of my 6th decade I can assure you all that neither of these things is necessarily true.
Agree with (a); unsure what you mean by (b). If you mean maturity is not a constant, regular progression, then I agree. If you mean that not everyone progressively acts more maturely, that's also true. However, I would say that I am progressively more satisfied with my life, more content, and more able to react to situations in ways I consider appropriate, whether that means getting down on the floor to play with a child, posting a dumbass comment in the DT forum, or putting on my professional face and mediating a dispute between two subordinates in a calm, reasoned and professional way.