“Caring about people, about things, about life - is an act of maturity.” Tracy McMillan
In a family or professional environment, if something goes wrong, we immediately tend to lose our coolness or fix someone to blame. In this process, we are missing the relationship aspects and the need for supporting the victims.
There are few people who demonstrate a high level of emotional maturity. Just an incident happened a few months back to one of my friends.
One day my friend along with his wife went to a marriage function and returned home . He advised her wife to keep the jewels safely in locker and left to office .His wife did not keep the jewels in the locker and went for shopping. When she back to home, she shocked to see that the house door was broken ,the things inside the house were in a mess and the jewels were missing .It was clear attempt by outsiders for money . The wife disturbed with mixed feeling of loss and guilty of not keeping the jewels safe despite his husband’s advise . Also, she worried about his husband ‘s reaction to her negligence. The husband returned back to home. While everyone was expecting the furious reaction, he gently touched his wife and said: “ Good thing in bad time,you were not inside the house when rob took place, you are safe,i can earn whatever we lost, nothing to worry “. He demonstrated empathy and maintain his cool temperament in a situation where he could not do anything. At that moment, he did what was required for his wife.. Where did he learn this art of looking the life differently?
If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be less problems in the relationship. This kind of maturity is difficult to attain, but possible with awareness of self and situation.