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This is a message from Susan Hubbard to everyone that was involved in the contest:
How is a 15-year-old different from a 22-year-old? Is there a relationship between age and maturity? That's a good ? my Dear...Humm..... 15 is still so young and there is so much you want to do and are look'in forward to. But at 22 most people are set in the groove and change is much harder. If I had to choose I would choose 15 because your Dreams are still so open to you. I think Mature is a word and being Mature is a feeling you get when you know you have arrived and SKY is the Limit!!!!
I think at age 15 it is all about hormones and emotions. That is a very tough age, growing up but still being young and immature. At age 15 it is all about actions, and not necessarily thinking about the consequences. At age 22 there is more thinking, more reasoning, and more thinking about the consequences of your actions. Age 22 means having to be responsible for your actions, being a "responsible" adult, no longer a teen who is given the excuse of just being "a kid"
I believe that social and emotional maturity occurs as people become able to finally see themselves in increasingly larger and wider social perspective. For example, the moment you are able to understand for the first time what another person is thinking or feeling, making a sort of leap forwards out of subjectivity (being trapped in your own perspective) and into a view of the world that is a little more objective. If you can understand what someone else is thinking and feeling, you can also imagine yourself looking through their
eyes and self-understanding becomes that much more objective. This sort of expanded awareness represents an emergence from embeddedness in your own subjective perspective and the growth of ones ability to see things from multiple perspectives at once. With that being said I think a lot of it has to do with what has been experienced in life, meaning that a fifteen year old can experience more things in the life than a twenty-two year old, making them socially and emotionally more mature than the latter.
What's the difference between 15 and 22. It all depends on how much pain and growing up each individual has to do. In my case 15 was horrifying. I had an abusive stepfather. Let's just say there wasn't much he didn't do to me. At 16 I was on my own, going to school and working just to make a living. By 22, I had already lived and done more than most people in their 30's and 40's. Now take a normal 15 year old: This is from my daughter's perspective. Everything is a challenge. At 15 you're struggling to be independent, you don't want your parent's involved. Yet, you're not an adult and have to deal with constantly being reminded of that. When you're 15 you're convinced you know it all. At 22 your realize you don't anything and that reality is rather frightening. I think you're more vulnerable at 22. You have far more responsibilities and on some level you wish you were that 15 year old all over again. In the end it depends on what life experiences each person deals with, on how much maturity is present at any age. Thanks for the opportunity. Indigo
They draw 3 pairs of Ugg Boots every 2 months and more soon as Winter hits. Contestants may remain entered for as long as you wish and will automatically go in the draw to win for as long as you continue to display the Whooga Badge. They ship internationally so it's open to everyone, everywhere...
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