Originally Posted by monicagrace27
But my boyfriend, Jess, is much more mature that many men my age. Right now, he is currently the lead guitarist in an 80's metal band that is becoming very popular and possibly touring this summer. He is also has a gpa of 4.0, recieved a 35 on the ACT, and is the top student of my grade. Although intelligence does not measure maturity by any means, he is more focused on his education than anything. Also, I should mention that neither he or I do drugs, smoke cigarettes, or drink and neither of us ever have. Again, I am not sure that this makes a difference.
I honestly don't mean to offend when I say this- the fact that you bring up GPA, ACT scores and being in a band as examples of maturity shows that you guys are not mature enough at this point. As soon as you get into a school, your high school GPA and ACT scores mean nothing to anyone, ever. Also, some people who were studious in high school end up feeling like they will "miss out" on life if they don't party in college.
You sound smart, and you probably really *are* mature for your age. The problem is that you don't understand yet how much people change during the next few years of their lives. It sounds like a cliche, but it really is true. I know I sound like an old fart and I feel like I've aged decades over the last 8 years since I graduated from high school but I'm only 25.