Here are a few criteria for maturity: One, the ability to deal constructively with reality.
Two, the capacity to adapt to change. Three, relative freedom from symptoms that are produced by tensions and anxieties. Four, the capacity to find more satisfaction in giving than receiving. Five, the capacity to relate to other people in a consistent manner. Six, the capacity to love.
Thoughts by the late Rev. Paul Osumi are selected weekly by his family.