You must have heard “maturity has nothing to do with age”. I have also heard it and always trembled in my heart with fear because I knew I was not becoming mature mentally, i mean more practical or balanced or wise , or worldly wise or things like that. Unlike my younger sister, who is always politcally correct, diplomatic and oh so polite in whatever she says (even in anger) I just knew I stand no where. I was always playful, giggling, rebellious and adamant and on top of all argued with my parents while growing up, which of course gave me bad results in future. I was always worrying when will I become mature? When will I sound and be wise and serious looking and pakki in duniyadari… phew… all this, kind of scared me all these years, say after teenage said bye bye.
But recently, I read an interview of Aamir Khan ( one of my favourites!) in which through an incident he told that his mental age was much less than his real age. The incident was rather very funny, where he addressed another 39 year old woman as “Aunty”!!!! And of course, he was reminded by his friend about his rather improper salutation ! To which he might have apologized to the lady but replied to his friend that mentally he still feels 21!!
Oh God, what a relief !! Since that day onwards I started taking pride in the fact that I still feel myself as if I am in class XIth ( obviously not XIIth !!) I was relaxed that at 35, I am fine feeling like a teenager. I still cannot tolerate a college girl calling me Aunty !! Well, I don’t even look like one !
Have you ever thought about it ? What’s yor mental age ? Have you also not tried to hide that emotional teenager or a playful giggly girl, or a mischievious little brat behind the covers of your current physical age?
I would love to hear you speak, dil se! Do write a comment and tell me What’s Your Mental Age?!