"The difference between school and life? In school you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you're given a test and then taught a lesson".
- Tom Boddett
Such is life.
I've been learning that a lot of people (okay, not a lot, but some) that I've hung out with high school and even in college still have a lot of growing up to do. I know that you're always learning and growing in life, but there should be a certain point when you reach a level of maturity that can make you admirable. A role model, even. Now I'm not saying "I have arrived" or anything, but I'm happy and proud of the place I am in life right now. I think once you can accept and understand the above quote, you're getting there.