Maturity Comes Through Understanding


A small boy with a penny tightly clutched in his hot little hand entered the toy-shop and drove the proprietor to distraction, asking him to show this and that and everything without ever making up his mind.

“Look here my boy,” said the storekeeper finally, “What do you want to buy for a penny – the whole world with a fence around it?”

The boy thought for a moment and then replied “Let us see it.”

And I say to you that ordinarily no one is different from that small boy in this world.

But unless one is different, one is not mature.

And maturity does not come with age alone.

Maturity comes through understanding the distinction between that which is possible and that which is not possible.