21 April, 2009

More of the same at Siris

It's unfortunate that, too often, we associate "maturity" with holding a certain viewpoint, or belonging to a certain clique. Brandon makes, as usual, an insightful observation:

There is, indeed, only one path to maturity, and that is to set one's sights on higher things than oneself, whatever you happen to be wearing. Maturity is nothing other than gracious prudence, practical wisdom laced with good will toward others. It can be found in jeans and ballcaps. It can be lacking in slacks and a tie. And these days few indeed can be said to have it, not because of what they wear or how they play, but because they have sterile hearts that shirk the burdens that come with loving one's neighbor.

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