"Why is it so hard for people to be honest with themselves? Why do we hide behind masks and not show ourselves as we are? I wonder if this is what is called maturity.
But what is maturity? It is not the number of years a person has, but their attitude towards life. Maturity is accepting things as they are and not trying to change them at all costs. It is recognizing our mistakes and working to correct them. It is loving others and being kind to them, even when they do not deserve it.
I realize that I still have a lot to learn about life and that there are many things that I still do not understand. But I also know that I will never stop learning and growing. There will always be something new to discover and new ways to see the world.
And although sometimes I feel overwhelmed by sadness and suffering, I try to remember that there is also beauty and happiness in life. There are moments of laughter and joy, moments of love and friendship. These are the moments that make life worth living".
Excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank.