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I Act Older Than My Age

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    I've been mistaken for 15 a lot

    and I'm only 12 they say its because I carry my self like I'm older and that I'm more mature then they expected.
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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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 5 Responses Oct 10

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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

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    One of my lecturers at university actually

    commented that I am the youngest on my course, and yet I act older than the others. I think that some people just take a while to grow up. There's a 25 year old man on our course who just strolled in an hour late this morning, then just got kicked out for being so rude (and...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Everyone says I have an old soul,

    and I'm very in touch with my spirit so I happen to know it's quite old so I think that's why.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    DampierWolf DampierWolf 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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

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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.
    DontTouchBestFriend DontTouchBestFriend 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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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

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    Totally. And I hate it

    when people judge you by your age and "you can't understand this or that bcause you are that young"
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 15

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Nov 13

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    I work in dietary and I like to work in the

    morning 6 to 3 instead of working at night with the kids around my age but they are just so immature . I hate doing the 4to7 shift .
    ryelle19 ryelle19 18-21, F Nov 3

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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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 17 Responses Nov 28

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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

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    I feel I have out grown my friends

    and I need to move on. However, I haven't found new friends yet! And since I act older than my age, I still look my age and can't make friends with older people. It is stressing me out
    LePauper LePauper 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    I'm convinced that I have the soul of a 30 year

    old. I'm very cool and collected. And although I'm reserved, I have sincere thoughts. Thoughts that is suppose to be only thought by "the adults". Teens my age worry about how they'll impress each other and other useless thoughts that lead to idiotic actions. (This is a general...
    joyjuzenally joyjuzenally 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    meganduggins meganduggins 13-15, F 8 Responses Dec 8

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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

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 12 Responses Nov 20

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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 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was at my cousins b-day

    and she was turning 13 and she was making her self look like a fool and trying to get me in on it like we were five it's good to act like a kid again I mean injoy when you have it but it was embarrassing and we where at Olive Garden too
    ghostbeautiy ghostbeautiy 13-15, F Nov 16

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    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating

    older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men as they are polite, respectful, generous, kind, intelligent, sensitive, caring, affectionate, and understanding. Many younger women would like to...
    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    I like my time to myself

    and for some reason can't stand most of the people my age, there usually very immature when it comes to drama and stuff like that, just wish I could find someone who was mature
    EurekaKumagai EurekaKumagai 18-21, T Oct 31

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    Because apparently debating the validity of

    Freudian psychology is not a hot topic in highschool.
    Cwitmer19 Cwitmer19 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 19

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    av been through a lot in my life

    and everytime I've needed to get up and be a stronger person than I was yesterday to make my family proud and get over my battles,I had to grow up a lot quicker and mature to make myself happy-.-
    queencxnt queencxnt 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    When I was a freshman in high school,

    I would get mistaken for a junior... B/c not only that My body had developed to more of a woman early, it was my maturity also. I keep to myself, especially around strangers. Its a time & place for everything. I sit, do my work & observe the non sense form around me. I listen...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    So, I took this quiz tonight.

    And I was almost offended by the results. Real age: 23. Mental age: 44. 44?! 44 YEARS OLD?! Seriously? http://www.mbti123.com/mental/en/
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    After my mom left when I was 11,

    I felt like I had to grow up for my younger sister. Ever since, I've been acting older without even feeling like my actual age
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Nov 3

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    shayne02 shayne02 13-15, M Nov 4

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    My father was really cruel man

    and when he left us with my mom - I needed to be her reliance and I must get stronger than I was in my 9 year old. So I gotta acted like adult and so I did. I supported her and it ended my childhood cause I felt responsibility for her and unbelievable anger for this crazy son of...
    Feon Feon 18-21, F Nov 8

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    raiden555 raiden555 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I'm 16, but I act much older

    than most people my age. People my age think it's cool to start fights for the dumbest reasons or literally no reason or just for fun, steal from others, vandalize, do drugs like smoking cigarettes or marijuana, or drink, or skip school, etc. Then the morons who are horny over...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I swear, out of all of my friends I'm the most

    mature one -.- *sigh* sure. I can act childish but in serious situations, I don't mess around
    AntiSeaBear AntiSeaBear 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    Maturation :)

    Im 16 and people say I act quite mature for my age. I guess its understanding on my part because i can see different points to every picture. Yeah the immature teen part kicks in when I feel all 'hot hot' and feel like doing it already, but then thinking about the future, what I...
    amazongurll amazongurll 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I do not act the way people think teenaged boys

    act most of the time. Yes I do make bad jokes, day dream in class, act childish sometimes, but that's because I need to have some fun too. I act mature in public, especially during an event while with my Police Explorer program. I act a lot different with the explorers than I...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M Nov 20

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    This experience made me think of Act My Age by

    One Direction. "No I won't act my age"
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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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

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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 4 Responses Nov 10

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    had1224 had1224 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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