Monday, January 25, 2016

Maturity

Sometimes, does it simply boil down to doing the right thing, no matter how irritated you are?

Lets say A told you that B has been abusing you constantly in a public forum. Do you abuse B or do you actually go talk to B and ask him what his problem is? Or do you do neither and just forget about it until B faces you?

If something bad happens to B and you actually feel sorry for the guy, does that basically mean that you have learnt to grow beyond things in a certain way? Is that maturity?

3 comments:

Dhinvira said...

Case 1 : Eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

Case 2 : Talking solves a lot of problems

Case 3: Gandhi's theory of showing the other cheek when some one slaps you. silence aint golden in such cases.

I would go with Case 2 - Talk to B. If he genuinely has something against you it is better to clear the air before it gets murky.

According to me Maturity cannot be defined by either 3. Maturity here will be seperating the emotions from actions. Whatever you do ,your emotional response and the rational response should be different and you need to give a rational response.

So if something bad happens to B. I wouldnt react-neither be happy nor sad. Its just an FYI for me unless there is something i can do to relieve him from his suffering.

Harini Padmanabhan said...

An interesting take. But I think maturity and emotional detachment are not always things that go hand in hand. :)

The Visitor said...

Interesting discussion.