So apparently, we may not be alone in this Universe after all. Although cautious in claiming the firm existence of E.T., the U.S government at least is not firmly denying it.
I believe when it comes to maturity, accountability is the first step. Like in healing accepting one's diagnosis is the first step towards engaging with the healing process and for like many other situations, passing denial is moving forward. Forward motion is life.
I haven't had the request for a portrait photo by an E.T. as yet so you will have to put up with a take of with my pet snail "Oscar" that gave me eye one day - he was not happy but we had an understanding. The perfect pose! No! He was a natural.