Being a mature student does not mean being an old-timer. Maturity is not measured by the number of years a person has lived. Instead, the yardstick of maturity is marked by the qualities of self-denial, determination, and dependability.
Self-denial is an important quality in the mature person. A mature person can refrain his own desire and is strict with himself or herself. That is to say, a mature person does not only consider about himself, but also think of others and even put others interest in the first place. For instance, the worldwide famous computer genius Bill Gates, he gains a great wealth by his intelligence and hardworking. However, he doesn’t squander his money or keep them for his children. He donates a large proportion of his money to the charity to help other people. He is a mature person not because of his fortune but his self-denial. Nowadays there is a kind of people called “rich second generation”, some of whom fetch up nowhere, just waste their parents’ money to live a luxury life. This kind of people doesn’t have the quality of self-denial so they are symbols of immature people.
Determination is another characteristic of a mature student. During our whole life, there are countless situations that need us to make a decision. The reactions we make towards these situations can reflect whether we are mature or not. When a mature person faces a challengeable difficulty, he can calm down in a very short period of time and make a proper determination. Upon he makes a determination, he will stick to it and never abandon it. Like our college students, when facing what to do after we graduate from college, different people have different answers. Some may feel confused and muddle along. But a mature student knows exactly what he wants to do and has a clear plan in his mind. Also he keeps struggling to realize his goal. So determination is an indispensable quality of mature person.
Although self-denial and determination are both vital, probably the...