As I mature in life, I find the barriers we put between ourselves and others whether perceived or real are less prevelant. I notice people are more willing to seek a common and meaningful connection with each other as they mature and disengage from the rigors and stress of maintaining a lifestyle. No longer is status, age, gender, race, degrees, rank, position, wealth, or lack thereof a hinderance to building great friendships or a hinderance to converse with people from all walks of life. Maturity brings forth the desire to pursue fellowship and a genuine interest in people regardless of their journey in life. We all share common interests of friendship, love, and a sense of belonging. I know as we mature, we truly realize that people we have known and people we have yet to meet offer wonderful blessings in our lives. The progression of life seems to lessen the notion of feeling socially inept. One’s ego becomes less important and a sincere focus emerges about sharing our journey of life, listening to others, acquiring new friends, and developing the desire to become a better all around person. Most barriers that keep us from accepting others were put in place by ourself.
Age releases barriers.