All growth is growing up, is maturation, is changing the way we see things, is transforming what is important, is expanding, enlarging, the scope of our vision and our comprehension of the inner-relatedness of things. Grown-up human beings are identical twins. Or close enough. They are able to "get along" despite their differences. Can see things from the others' point of view. Can read the situation, the relationship, the unspoken/unspeakable truth about the nature of things as a whole, and come to a quite different outcome that immature individuals could ever manage. Growing up is the solution of all of our problems today, every day. And growing up is beyond our control. We grow up against our will. We grow up in spite of ourselves. We grow up despite ourselves. Maturation is a mystery. It is magic. It is evidence of more-than-meets-the-eye in action. But. Having kindness, gentleness, generosity, sincerity, integrity and compassion as part of our original nature and innate virtues helps the process and increases our chances immeasurably.