Some people just have that inherent wisdom that is seemingly beyond their age. Physical age is only a number, and while experience does make us who we are – some people are born with a heightened awareness.
1. You require less reassurance
The younger you are, the more approval you seek from your peers. Mature people however need not justify their decisions and actions. They need no validation and are secure in their way of life.
2. You have completely different taste in movies compared to your friends
Generally preferring movies based on older, much earlier times, you prefer the more in-depth type of film. You’re not one for the latest blockbuster – they bore you.
3. You let go of the small things
You have learnt throughout your life to let go of the simpler issues and focus on what’s really important. The trivial matters and arguments are time consuming, small setbacks are set aside. You truly appreciate the value of the moment, capturing fond memories and embracing the present.
4. You know forgiveness
“Holding onto resentment is like drinking poison but expecting the other person to die” – Buddha. Holding on to grudges is a complete waste of time, so you forgive instead.
5. Your taste in music is slightly… Different from that of your friends
With the appreciation for the well produced, less mainstream sounds, you hold a well developed sense of taste. You seem to be slightly more mature in your choices.
6. You are more sensitive than those around you
You naturally possess the ability to feel things more deeply. This applies to emotions, the things around you, events and just waking up each day.
The ability to read others’ emotions is not easy for most, but for you, it’s easy. You’re naturally more in-tuned with those around you, which equips you to act rationally in sensitive situations, enabling you to build meaningful relationships with others.
8. You take the long view
You are capable of enjoying the now, while preparing for your future. You’re wise with your money and tend to set goals for the next 5/10/15 years.
9. You deeply associate with current affairs
Generally, older people tend to show more of an interest in current affairs as they have had the time to appreciate the wold and how it’s interconnected.
Reading the news and following the heavy or intellectual shows indicates your advanced mental age.
One of the hardest things is to coexist with others who aren’t on the same frequency as you. You may be mocked for your choices.
You should always feel proud to be different, this is what sets you apart from the rest. They will eventually catch up to you, be it in this life or the next, for now, enjoy your freedom being able to experience life so differently.
Thank you Life Hack for a great insight into mental maturity!