Posts Tagged 'maturity'

Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin – II

If you meet life squarely, you are likely to make mistakes, do things you wish you hadn’t, say things you wish you could retract or phrase more felicitously, and, in short, fumble your way along. Those “mature” people whose lives are even without a single sour note or a single mistake, who never fumble, manage only at the cost of original thought and original action. They do without the successes as well as the failures.

Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage. Boston: Gregg, 1976.

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Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin – I

Maturity is the ability to sort the portions of truth from the accepted lies and self-deceptions that you have grown up with.

Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage. Boston: Gregg, 1976.