Some people are well-developed and others are immature. Immaturity represents a lack of understanding about life and the world, and being emotionally undeveloped. Enlightenment is an individual’s emergence from his or her self-imposed immaturity. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in a lack of understanding, but in a lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from others. It is so easy to be immature. I need not think, if only I can pay others to undertake the irksome task for me. Thus, it is difficult for any individual to work him- or herself out of the immaturity that has all but become his or her nature. Consequently, only a few have succeeded, by cultivating their own minds, in freeing themselves from immaturity and pursuing a more enlightened course.