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I Act Older Than My Age

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    grown ups always tells me

    that I am older then I act
    hope02345 hope02345 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    When I was younger, I went through things

    that most kids wouldn't have to go through. This doesn't make me special, and it doesn't make me more important than anyone else. I've seen things that most kids wouldn't even dream of seeing. I was basically forced to raise myself after my parents split. I've always been more...
    lizzielazylove97 lizzielazylove97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    meganduggins meganduggins 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Home from school and kinda bored,

    of you're respectful and cool you should message me. :D
    AlainaD2002 AlainaD2002 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Many people in my family

    as well as my mom's boyfriend and his family have said that I'm very mature for my age. I'm actually really immature around friends haha, and I'll make "your mom" jokes and dirty jokes, which is really weird because when it comes to serious situations I'm definitely a lot wiser...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I have 3 younger siblings

    and I walk them home from school every day I'm in yr 7 and still in primary school my mum likes to wait until we get home and then ask how our day was
    iloveme232 iloveme232 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    My father was diagnosed with terminal lung

    cancer when I was 9 years old, from then I was forced into adulthood as a whole load of misfortune befell my family. This experience, heartbreaking as it may have been, has molded me into a much more mature and wiser person, over the last 9 years.
    Joshybwoi Joshybwoi 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 12 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I'm really mature for being only 15 .

    I have common sense , respect , sympathy for others .
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    I don't seem to get along

    as well with people my own age, they seem to immature to me. Still a lot of drama and high school stuff I prefer people older than me.
    EurekaKumagai EurekaKumagai 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    Which kind of bothers me

    because it's hard to make friends...
    skiesbeforeguys skiesbeforeguys 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    People sometimes think I'm 16

    which is great at times but then to think of it they are ageing me
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I act older than my age,

    with my friends I'm usually the responsible one or the mature one who has to get the work done. Don't get me wrong i love to joke around and have fun but there's a time and a place for everything.
    JovieLee JovieLee 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm 16 but people think

    that i am like 22 because of the way I carry a conversation. Sometimes it's a blessing but other times is a curse. When people tell my that I am older i take it as a compliment.
    lolawolf lolawolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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    I am a 50 year old trapped in a 17 year old

    body, it's quite interesting actually. I don't wear skinny-jeans, I don't know how to twerk, I couldn't care less about Tumblr or Twitter, and I have no interest in Justin Bieber. I prefer to wear modest dresses, Charleston, read books and ogle Clark Gable :P I have old...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Im 14 but i feel like i act way older

    than everyone and i look older as well... I enjoy having the company of older people but sometimes its just impossible ?
    appetanc3 appetanc3 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    My biggest issue with showing my age in here is

    the handful of adults who treat me differently because of it. Well, even my peers tell me to shove it because I'm the same age as them. It is one of my biggest peeves. I will admit, I say smartass things to the younger group on here sometimes but only if they're trolling. I have...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm 15 but I would rather hang out with my 20

    year old cousins than any of my 15 I 16 year old friends
    alexwhite99 alexwhite99 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Mature For My Age.

    I've often been told I am mature for my age because of what I do and what I know. I am not like a typical teenage girl. I don't wear layers of make-up, I wear none. I don't follow fashion trends, I wear what is comfortable. I don't go "out" with friends every day, I prefer to...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    People need to stfu. I am 14

    and graduating high school this year. I'm way smarter than kids my age are supposed to be. If you tell me I'm only a child and that I don't understand it ****** me off. I've been through so much **** it ain't even funny. So yea **** off.
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I've been told so many times by

    so many people "there's no way you're 16! you seem mentally and physically older than that!". in fact, there are still people that refuse to believe it. well I'm here to put those statements to rest. I am 16. I will be 16 until December 18th, when I turn 17. I'm not some freak...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    usually when I meet new people.

    . a lot of the time like my parents or grandparents friends.. they always assume I'm 16-17 but I'm actually younger. I've lived in a home for the past 7 going on 8 years where I pretty much raised my baby brother who is now four, cooked dinner, did dishes and swept the floors...
    hannahrose29 hannahrose29 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Am I he only one who despises how ever adult,

    even younger ones still fresh from the teen, look down on me due to my youth. They think that I'm stupid, immature, unable to tell right from wrong. I have an IQ of 153, something I don't like to bring up, because it makes me sound condescending, or whiny. It is, however...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 5 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Usually when i am with friends i am too

    talkative like a stupid teenager but when time comes for an advice my friends ask me what to do even in situations that are a bit personal...
    msi3792 msi3792 22-25, M Feb 11

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    I would say this has applied to me

    since I was around 11, I grew up allot faster than I expected to and I never really forced it either. I will admit as kid I wanted to grow up but I lost that notion at 15 or so. I had my first relationship at 11 and I think that caused me to grow up in different ways. Then when...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2014

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    I certainly hope not!

    I'm older than I ever was already.
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 24

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    People think I'm 21 or 18

    and I'm only 15
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Feb 9

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    LuvableBee101 LuvableBee101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Going On 17

    I'm 16 about to be 17 and really about 20 mentally because I've had to grow up faster. I'm attracted to older guys because of this still get pushed away.
    had1224 had1224 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Why wouldn't I desire wisdom at a younger age?

    I mean come now what's there to lose?
    Daivancey Daivancey 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    had1224 had1224 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    I'm very mature and rather serious.

    But I wouldn't change myself for the world
    KittyKayKat KittyKayKat 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    i believe life is lived through experiences,

    not years, and i've experienced a lot of things in my 20 years. i try not to let my ******* attitude rub off on my peers that enjoy their youth. but in short, i'm usually left thinking, "wtf is the point of it all 😒?"
    NotGonnaBeInYourTalentShow NotGonnaBeInYourTalentShow 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I look older than I actually am

    which causes people to expect me to act older.. I don't mind tho, sometimes it can be fun to be mature!
    lex0213 lex0213 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    I've always been told I 30.

    Idk if to take this in a good or bad way.
    Pukka4400 Pukka4400 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    about 4 years ago my parents spilt

    and it was horrible with the fights and yelling of my dad , mom , and older sister yelling at each other i tried to protect my younger brother that was 7and my little sister that was 5 and I was only 9 it lasted a long time which force me to act older then i am.
    redgladius redgladius 13-15, M Jan 16

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    Seriously today I sat down with the guidance guy

    and we had a full out adult conversation (nothing sexually I swear) we talked about what I wanted to be and how I'm doing in my family life (-__-*) we even got into politics which I know nothing but what the news and my parents have told me (which apparently was a lot more then...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I hate when people ignore my ideas just

    because I'm only 14... I'm smarter than half the 20 year olds now! (Not bragging or anything) - (I didn't mean that snobbyish) but everyone says "you're 14. Grow up" Really? I only have four years till I am a legal adult, therefore I am a young adult, And age doesn't even...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 15 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I hear this on a daily.

    .. Everyone I know has always told me I act way older than my age I believe it has alot to do with how I was raised my grandparents raised me and very much believed in teaching us how to be well mannered and (for the girls anyway) soft spoken so in a way it is just what I'm...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I feel like I'm mature

    for my age , even though I don't really see age . I think there is a certain manner in which everyone should carry themselves . Not saying you have to be all polite and proper cause that doesn't make you mature at all. I think you just have to be understanding of the way life...
    kovykov kovykov 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    i get this a lot. when i talk

    for some reason because im in a black community they think because i use big words i act to grown when really im just getting a good education because i want to be something in life. it happens to often like when i dont want to go out because im doing homework or i happen to...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 13-15, F Jun 23, 2014

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    I'm one of those intellectuals whose mind

    matured faster than their body. Naturally, I've had trouble relating and socializing with people my age. I usually get along better with adults than I do adolescents.
    EvoxNeon EvoxNeon 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I think the best proof of this is

    that my dad makes me wake my older brother up in the morning and he's around two years older than I am.
    xAC3777x xAC3777x 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    All my life, I have experienced

    both family and personal trauma in extreme ways. That in itself has caused me to mature at a rapid rate, from the age of 8 until now (I am 15). I had to practically raise myself, so being a child was never really a thing for me considering I was forced to take care of adult...
    lexidiana lexidiana 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I read these posts on this subject with great

    interest, and I wonder if there is actually more to it than perhaps people just love a certain era or have advanced maturity for their years. I wonder if perhaps they did live before, perhaps in the era they feel more affinity with, and this also accounts for the wisdom and...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14 46-50, F Jan 12

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