Natural maturity, though basic and important, doesn't really make us grown-ups. It is only a beginning, a necessary foundation. Beyond this there must also be emotional maturity, spiritual maturity, and maturity of character. . . . What is true maturity, anyway? It's a good question, one that needs to be pondered for a long time. There are answers to life's most important questions, but they are never final, they change as we change. Maybe true maturity is finding a way of keeping such questions alive throughout our lifetime. For when there are no more questions, we stop maturing and begin merely to age.

Norman Fischer, Taking Our Places