“Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another.”(1)
The old adage states that “knowledge is power”, but this is inaccurate. There are many “teachers” in the field of physical therapy who provide their willing and immature learners with just enough knowledge under the guise of expertise and authority to hold over them great influence. Thus, “a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing,” especially in the hands of immaturity. Knowledge without maturity is not power, but exposes the individual to influence and a loss of autonomy.