We mature with the damage, not with the years.
We learn from our pains and struggles. In order to get through difficult times, we must determine the root cause of our pain and learn how to get through it. This doesn’t happen over night. It is a process. If we don’t go down this road, we will make the same mistakes and experience the same pain over and over again. It is only through the journey that will we mature into the human being we want and deserve to be. And it is only through this journey that we can spread our wisdom to help others find their path.