Quote Originally Posted by Toffle View Post
Now his friends are scrambling to redeem his honour and to dignify his comments.
Or... Perhaps just trying to lighten things up in a thread that has drifted way off center line.

Personal maturity can't be taught, learned, shamed, or punished into existence. Nor can a perscription for it be written and pills taken to get it. No one is born with it. And some will pass on still without it.

By definition, there is one and only one possible avenue of acquisition. The passage of time. And the arrow of time cannot be rushed or short-circuited. It is what it is. So we learn to make the course corrections known, sometimes over and over, then wait patiently until suddenly one day the lesson is learned. Or not.

Every parent who has ever raised a child knows this. Every child who has ever matured into a parent knows this...