Recently I have come to suspect that the speed by which you think about, consider and react to an impulse may be a factor in how mature you are. If you think quickly and make a lot of snap judgments, then you are unlikely to be able to express a lot of wisdom because you are often relying on the surface impressions of your mind.
In order to come to a more considered response to an impulse, you need to slow down a little, to bring your deeper considerations into sync. Even then, you may find that some of your thinking is so slow that it takes days for you to truly know what you think about a certain subject.
Have you ever encountered any of this?