maturation- biological growth processes leading to orderly changes in behavior independent of experience.


It sneaks up on you. One day you’re a normal kid and the next you find yourself making decisions demonstrating good judgement. For example, when my brother wanted an Xbox 360, I didn’t  against buying one. We already had lots of video games for our PC and I didn’t see the point. The strange thing was that even if I was right and it was a total waste of money for something we barely used in favor of our pre-existing device, no one would not be negatively impacted. The worst that could happen was that my parents spent $300 on a TV stand decoration. I put a significant amount of energy into opposing something not because of any potential negative consequence, but simply because I felt it was a bad idea. Moreover, the idea I was arguing against was “Let’s buy more video games.” It was a very odd experience.