Funny word. It looks made up, especially in our #hashtag world. It sounds rebellious and childlike.
Yet the Oxford definition makes absolutely no reference to maturity levels, state of mind, or adulthood whatsoever.
Un·a·dul·ter·at·ed/ˌənəˈdəltəˌrādəd/Learn to pronounceadjective
- not mixed or diluted with any different or extra elements; complete and absolute.”pure, unadulterated jealousy”
- (of food or drink) having no inferior added substances; pure.”unadulterated whole-milk yogurt”
Concentrated and pure.
That’s what unadulterated means.
If you asked a child to compose a definition for the word, it would be something like “without adult influence” or “not grown up”, possibly “immature”.
And truthfully, a child embodies the word in its dictionary definition and any other possible interpretation of it. They are pure, concentrated energy. As they spend time exposed to adults, their magical wonder gets diluted and dispelled until, for some, little remains by age 17. We adults mix them up with our thoughts, judgements, opinions and information so they become…well…adulterated.
The wise mind is pure, unadulterated wisdom. Straight from the source, Eidolon’s database of the collective observations of the nature of the universe. Stored free of any different or extra elements like judgements or feelings. No inferior components.
Being childlike is pure. Looking at the world without filters gives concentrated experiences of it, leading to intense awareness of how it works.