Maturation


It is known that maturation is the process by which any living being that grows and develops goes through until it reaches its point of maximum fullness. Maturation is a slow process since it does not happen from one moment to the next, but instead occurs from the triggering of certain elements and events. For example, maturation in some cases can last for a few moments, as in the case of insects, while in other living beings it can last even up to years, as in the case of humans.

It can be said that all living beings go through a maturation process that makes them leave their most fragile and vulnerable stage until they reach their final stage.

When it comes to the maturation of human beings, specialists have marked different stages, having as the first of them childhood, it is the one in which children are defenseless, fragile and must have the care of an adult to be safe and healthy. survive. Childhood is considered up to the age of ten since from that moment on it is said that the child already enters the stage of puberty and preadolescence. It is at this moment that they begin to develop certain autonomies and begin to question the world around them. Perhaps it can be said that adolescence is the last part of maturation, the one in which the individual finishes forming his identity, his interests and faces his fears, insecurities, among others. In order to finally enter maturity.

In general, most people associate maturity with age, that the older, the more mature, and this is not the case. The only certainty is that age does have something to do with maturity, since our psychological, intellectual, physical and spiritual is verified with the passing of the years. However, age is not a determining factor, since there are irresponsible octogenarians as well as fourteen-year-olds with a high level of maturity. A simple look at the problems that surround society today is enough to realize that not all those over twenty-five are truly mature.