Are the concepts of "adulthood" and "maturity" guided by any real world ethic or just arbitrary?
Sure they are. Self-indulgence may sum up the refusal to act like a grownup and respond to situations in a mature manner.
"Act like an adult" a command, fear driven & instilled via the shame ethics of traditionalists. Baby-boomers rebelled only until suburbia and steady pay called. A growing soul is wise, mindful, selfless. "Mature" lacks as a descriptor for such de
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