Seriously, anyone else getting tired of seeing a similarly-titled thread popping up EVery TIME I turn CFS on? Am I being a complete jerk? So, as a diversion, let's talk about maturation. "Maturation is the process of learning to cope and react in an emotionally appropriate way. It does not necessarily happen along with aging or physical growth, but is a part of growth and development. A situation a person must deal with at a young age prepares them for the next and so on into adulthood. Maturation does not stop when physical growth ends - it continues through adulthood. An adult who loses a parent, for instance, learns to cope with a new emotional situation that will affect the way he or she deals with situations that follow. Read more: http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Maturation#ixzz39D13N8Al Okay. I'm a brat.