What is Conscious Maturity?

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What is Conscious Maturity?

Post by jtightlips21 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:28 pm

Frankly what is considered maturity shares more traits of the collective ego, while the individual ego is seen as immature. So basically what I often see purported as maturity is a kind of pseudo-selflessness. Basically I have noticed this means 1) Minding to everyone elses business except your own, 2) choosing duty and conformity over happiness and self will, and 3) A sense of over thinking judgmentalism and reductionist ultra-rational version of reality.

I find that people dont want to grow up because of the way maturity looks. I see this especially with the Millenial generation, where they put on the image of pseudo-maturity, but still have the individualist mindset. Not to be offensive, but take the posed engagement and marriage pictures. I can see that people want to put on the image of looking like a committed couple, but I can strongly sense a need to show off. Or another example is how I see the modern day young people think about their job, putting on the image of the ideal employee, but all the while resenting the whole corporate culture.

So I can see why people never want to grow up when all they see is a life of boring uniformity, self righteous judgmentalism, a low view of the individual, divisions with ingroup and outgroup, and a world without mystery or wonder. So this does not really come off anywhere close to any legitmate selflessness, only self hate and seeing lifeless abstractions as superior.

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Re: What is Conscious Maturity?

Post by rachMiel » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:34 am

Nicely said.

Maybe this explains why I won't "grow up." ;-)
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Re: What is Conscious Maturity?

Post by smiileyjen101 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:16 pm

Me three :wink:

Although there is 'neoteny' - mature but retaining child like qualities. (originally a word for some species of frogs I think, but I liked the idea).

The child like qualities that we choose to retain is totally up to us :D
And, there is a difference between child-ish, and child-like.

Some of the qualities I choose to retain include curiosity, diversity of experience, learning as I go, authenticity, honesty, free to laugh, free to cry, work is play, relationships vibrant, attention immediate.
Our rights start deep within our humanity; they end where another's begin~~ SmileyJen

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