STAGES OF MATURITY 1-7
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2018, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
A way to understand the maturity of the personality of a person or nation is with the 7 system. Here are the basics:
Stage 1. Survival level. (inward movement). This is largely a material level of living, where one is learning about how to survive in this world. One is concerned mostly with things like money, sex, houses, cars, and material goods. Many people in the world live at this level today.
It is quite a selfish stage, as are the first three stages, where the concerns are mainly about oneself and not others, no matter how it appears. If one helps others, it is not at deep levels.
Stage 2. Feelings, and right and wrong. (spin right). This is the dawn of higher consciousness where one begins to feel what is right and what is not right, what is good and what is evil or harmful. One is a little less concerned about material things, although these still matter a lot. One is also a little less selfish than at stage one, although this is also a selfish stage of maturity.
Stage 3. Early power and control. (downward vs. upward movement). Here a person exerts the first force of resistance to evil and “fights back”, beginning to take control over his or her life.
This is not a very common stage today in the world, but it is growing. Most people in the world just go along with their governments and their situations without much of a fight.
Wars and other struggles, including diseases in the body, help people learn how to fight back and how to take control of their lives. These are features of stage three.
Stage 4. Social and more relaxed. (relax). This is the first stage at which a person feels in charge enough to relax somewhat.
Also, it is a more social stage. In the earlier stages of maturity, people are quite lonely, even though one may have many “friends”. The social media, for example, offers one many “friends”, but most of it is quite superficial and even phony.
At stage four, real friendships begin, and this eases the loneliness and help cause the relaxation of this stage. A relatively few people on earth are at this stage and those stages above it.
To be continued.