Compare yourself to a character The Odyssey, Homer

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Never Thought I'd Have The Same Problems as an Epic Hero

The word mature, by definition, is the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth processes. In life people mature day by day because of different challenges they have to face, and different lessons that they learn. This idea of maturing is seen all over the world in numerous places. One can find great examples of maturing in literature. In fact, in the book The Odyssey, by Homer, one can see prime examples of maturity through the footsteps of a character named Telemakhos. Telemakhos surely matures throughout the book just as I have matured throughout my life thus far. Telemakhos and I have matured in one similar way, which is bravery with talking to people that are unfamiliar.

I have, in my fourteen years growing up, matured in being able to talk to people I'm not familiar with.

The way I've broken these fears is simply by having to face them. One great example comes to mind. In the summer of last year, I bought a new four-wheeler or ATV. My father surely helped, but he decided not to make any of the phone calls to the seller. Therefore I was forced to call the man up if I wanted this new machine. I remember the first time I had to call him. My father was about to leave for dinner with his friends. He was going to leave at 7:00 right after he finished mowing the lawn. So I sat in our office pacing the floor, and moving my eyes from the clock to the phone and back. As 7:00 was approaching I became more and more anxious for this new four-wheeler meant the world to me. Finally, with a sudden burst of courage, I grabbed...