responsisbilty or privilege: mark of a person ?

mature person - grounded and matured person
India
February 11, 2008 4:39am CST
How do you judge how mature or wise a human is: By how much privilege he/she has or how much responsibility he/she has?
9 responses
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Wisdom and maturity come at different times for different people. I don't think that privilege has any thing to do with it. I have a 12 year old granddaughter who, at times, is more mature than her mother. My 24 year old stepdaughter is a person that I refer to as being born with an old soul. Sometimes she is more mature than you would think. A lot of rich or privileged people do well but some dont. I Paris Hilton Mature? To me, no. Is Donald Trump's son mautre? Yes, His wealth and privilege have taught him how to be a good business person and a well adjusted adult. Ya just never know.
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@kianli (546)
• China
11 Feb 08
Well, it will be a little bit extreme if the answer is simply privilege or responsibility. Personally, my answer is somehow kinda combination of the two. It's better if i could give an example. Let me think for a while...... Wow, i got it! Look at this guy, spiderman,he has superpower or the privilege you mentioned in your post, he's aware of his responsibility, and the well understanding of the relation between privilege and responsibility makes spiderman mature. Let's talk about a realtime person, a government official , is a combination of privilege and responsibility, if he/she is not aware of what is on his shoulder he is not mature. Unless he undertands this well can he be successful. Have a nice day!
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• Indonesia
12 Feb 08
hi, I always judge by how much responsibility he / she has and the wisdom of how he / she handle things with cautious. I don't really believe the privilege anyway. their wisdom and attitude will tell us how they handle things with responsibility.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Clearly I would judge maturity and wisdom by the amount of responsibility one has chosen to assume, because priviledge can be handed to a peron who is unworthy of it, but responsibility is something a person takes on voluntarily. Someone can hand it to you, but you have to accept and follow through.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Definitely by a person's sense of responsibility. Along with responsibility comes maturity or maybe it's the other way around.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
well responsibility is a sign of maturity but not the only sign, there is knowledge, experience, wisdom, right acts or behavior etc, privilege has absolutely nothing to do with it.
@pastorkayte (2255)
• United States
11 Feb 08
By thier actions, if they do what needs to be done without disturbing others ability to do thier responsiblity. If they take care of their children, finish thier education through adversity, work long hours to get the things their family needs shows signs of maturity and responsibility.
@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
11 Feb 08
I feel - 'Maturity is proportionate to the amount of embarassement one can tolerate.' I feel discharging responsiblities in an honest and sincere manner is more important that amount of responsibilities. The one who can effectively discharge his responsibilities, would be more mature. I feel, number of privilage, one have, is not connected with his level of maturity.
@nengs10 (3188)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
I prefer the responsible one. Being responsible is something you will learn through time. It's from our experiences and trials in life. It is far more outstanding than any other criteria. It sets a person different from others indeed.