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by Abigail Van Buren

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DEAR ABBY: Some time ago, you referred to your definition of "maturity," but you printed only part of it. Will you please print the entire definition? As I recall, it was wonderful. -- BARBARA IN KAILUA, HAWAII

DEAR BARBARA: Here it is:


The ability to stick with a job until it's finished.

The ability to do a job without being supervised.

The ability to carry money without spending it.

And the ability to bear an injustice without wanting

to get even.