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There's a sacrificial element in maturation.. We have to sacrifice pluripotentiality of childhood for the actuality (a frame) of adulthood. - Jordan Peterson .
It's a natural process (natural at least in this system of things). Our generation makes do quite well in postponing maturation that, in some cases, comes back biting you on your butt- my scenario, in other cases you can get away with it, if, for instance you come from a privileged background or maybe start on addictions of any sort quite early on and autopilot through.
It was said that it would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God. I can apply this to reaching maturation here and and now, the more we have just means the more distractions we can afford, the more we insidiously decay and the heavier the crash will be. When I get bogged down with thoughts about my finances, which while choosing my situation willingly and for a purpose, still sucks at times, I take a second to see that silver lining- I can't afford a million distractions people are doing all around- I don't escape the reality with the free time on my hands. I now take pleasure in the free things the world has to offer, and coincidentally they happen to be the ones that the whole holistic wellness model is based on. I have new ways of looking at the value of money and am generally more aware of what's happening around, of what people are going through, the whole global view of the world is much wider now. "Get away" just means that it will come biting much later, when it will hurt way more and with possibly no time left to do maturing peacefully. I don't think you can ever get away with it successfully. But hey, maybe not, the world has so many tools to offer to make our unripened souls not experience in full the detrimental effects of this state. And if you have never experienced The True Joys of life, the peace, the unconditional love, the unity with fellow beings, the energy of the nature, the incessant drive to grow, an energetic and strong body and mind, can you possibly know there's m o r e? So, yes, maybe you can just about be successful in #escapism .Thoughts?