I Act Older Than My Age

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    I'm 21 and have never been clubbing

    and find going out on weekends a massive bore. My idea of going out is for meals at good restaurants and going out with family on outings. I am 21 and work 5am till 9 pm 7 days a week if not more on some days, I save all my salary for the future so in 1p years time I won't have...
    hgfmisa hgfmisa
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2016

    I am 36 and feel like I am 50.

    People around me call me old all the time and maybe that's why I feel so old, well that and my hip actually goes out of place all the time.... It sucks getting old!
    John2526 John2526
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    I act older then my age cause I used to wonder

    around with 5/8 years elder guys than me. and I was the first grandson of eldest daughter of my Grandfather. I grew up with my uncle and aunts who were not so age difference from me and lived same huge home together. it's become a habitual problem like even in my neighbour hood...
    shajed78 shajed78
    36-40, M
    Mar 1, 2016

    The oldest someone has thought I was is 18.

    They had asked me for my id, and I told them I don't have one I am only 14 and the faces they had made after I told them were so priceless. People tell me all the time it's because the way I walk, how tall I am, my posture, and the way I act/talk sometimes. One of the pluses to...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 16, 2015
    SlapAndTickleMe SlapAndTickleMe
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2016
    chealsie101 chealsie101
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    People my age make me

    so mad. That's probably why I don't have many friends or a boyfriend
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I'm pregnant at a young age.

    I don't have my teen years and I never will. I've always been a mom figure tho. I take care of my younger sister 24/7 and I have been for 5 years. I was always the "mom" of my friends. I've always been an old soul.
    mommymarie12 mommymarie12
    16-17, F
    11 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    Most people tell me that I am intelligent,

    mature and responsible. All I know is, it's easier for me to relate to and talk to adults. Teens my age lack depth in conversations and simply fail to recognize the weight of things like education or discipline. I might be a little too serious, but I am reliable and honest...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    everyone tells me I act older

    than my age. I think it's because mom and dad never talked down to us. Plus I'm around adults more than kids because I'm home schooled. Most girls my age drive me crazy because they're so immature.
    y2kgirl y2kgirl
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    I hate the fact that

    when people find out my age (15) I am immediately treated differently.. As if I was dumb.. As if I didn't understand what they were saying.. I think I have a better perspective on life than many adults.. Wiser too...And thoughts that others can learn from.. Why do people find It...
    Rosa32715 Rosa32715
    16-17, F
    15 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    People say I act like a mother,

    I don't know whether that is a good thing or bad thing.
    anonymouslysleeping anonymouslysleeping
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    hello you are welcome to my opinnion

    and my name is gideto bob
    deleted deleted
    Dec 25, 2015

    Age doesn't mean sh*t.

    You could be 30 and be unbelievably incompetent. Everyone matures differently. Some never mature while others mature at a young age. I'm of the latter. My past experiences have caused me to mature young. I like being mature. But at times it can suck because I don't always find...
    Dezaria Dezaria
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    So.... My story is not

    for the faint hearted. I am 21 years old, already infamous in my town. 3 and a half years ago I had a little mental breakdown in a friend's dad's car. I'd just left the local pub, (England) and was dizzy and blue on cheap whiskey. We got into a long conversation about the...
    effie007 effie007
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2016

    Hey, I'm 17 but I act 9 years old,

    **** yeah Buddy, lets throw rocks at the birds! (:
    Chadwellshit Chadwellshit
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    I am actually 13-15. I lied about my whole

    account. Mostly my age. I'm underage. Don't message me cause than that means your a pervert. Bye EP!
    Yourmistress6969 Yourmistress6969
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 7, 2016
    JeSuisAmira JeSuisAmira
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I act beyond the years of my age.

    I am unfailingly polite and know when to become serious. I am eager to know what happens globally rather than just behind the school gates. I don't care for gossip, and I order my priorities more sensibly than most teenagers my age would. I am also quite wise for my age (I say...
    ole0005 ole0005
    13-15, F
    23 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    So, I'm 22 , but I have all my life organized,

    I have my house and a son, I work to support my son and my crazy video games adition ahahahah , but I feel older , and I have to, I can't be irresponsible, I need to be the best dad I can , unlike mine .... this doesn't mean I live a boring life, cuz I go out 2...
    PedroMiguel583 PedroMiguel583
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    Almost everyone in this group is a 12-17 year

    old (based on what I've seen) that think they are more mature than everyone else. You should read their stories sometime, they're all "Oh I act more mature than the people around me, but I don't work for a living, here look at my story crying about my hair color." It's...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    I like to think I'm mature

    but then so does everyone so I actually probably only act my real age lol.. Notttttt lol I'm deff mature I think
    CallMePonyTail CallMePonyTail
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2016

    I guess it's from my experiences?

    I was forced to grow up. I was forced to be the man of the house all my life. I was forced to help raise my sister. I was forced to deal with problems that most people wouldn't deal with in their teen years - excluding depression. I do have my childish moments where I laugh...
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    "Wait, you're seriously twenty?

    " Where do I begin? It's not like I don't like being considered "mature", pfft as if, but once I reveal my age people act differently towards me. I, in all honesty, am sick of it. My coworkers all thought I was twenty three or twenty five. People on my school campus thought I...
    MoaningLisaSmile MoaningLisaSmile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    I am thirteen and I can take care of me

    and my brother without parents around. My brother lookes up to me like a second mother when she and my dad aren't home.
    20dashno 20dashno
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I am an old spirit...

    I have always had older friends than the age is was stood at...hehe
    hajipiskoloski hajipiskoloski
    26-30, M
    Mar 3, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    12 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    I feel like I won't be happy with a guy my age

    because I find the ones I'm currently surrounded by to be extremely immature.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016
    deewud32 deewud32
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    All my friends say it

    and everyone I meet thinks I'm at least 15 and im only 12. I grew up with older children so act a bit older from them i guess. I know I act older than my age and it's good but sometimes bad because I look a lot older so get adult fares on the bus
    Hannahlloyd Hannahlloyd
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2015
    meganduggins meganduggins
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    I can act older, it's just I usually act weird

    and childish. Acting older is only when I'm around strangers that I need to convince I'm not crazy :P
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    I don't enjoy being patronized about it,

    though. All-in-all, I had a childhood that required me to grow up in order to make it through. Nothing more or less, I don't need a pat on the head for knowing better. I'm not going to sit here and tell you all that I don't fit in with my generation. I'm very much a millennial...
    CrimsonMoons CrimsonMoons
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2016

    I never fitted in with peers my age.

    Even my parents agreed saying I didn't belong in this generation of offspring. My grammar, interests and preferences are all out of wack for an average 13 year old. It's hard to relate with other's due to the fact I get titled as an immature brat because of my years on this...
    SirShivers SirShivers
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 6, 2016

    I'm 15 but act more like I'm 18.

    I'm really mature compared to most people I know. I love to have a laugh and joke but I'm serious when I have too be.
    EnchantedHopes EnchantedHopes
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    I hate acting like a child

    so I act older than I am And people have also told me that it's because I had to grow up faster when I was little so I don't know
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    I'm 15 almost 16 but I'm a mom

    so yes I definitely act older than my age. But I did before I got pregnant. One main reason is my parents expected me to act like a lady not a little kid. Alot of girls in their early to mid teens act lil little kids. That's why most my age outside my church and even some in...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I've always been more mature

    than my associates (for lack of a better word that comes to mind... Age range perhaps; however, that would suggest that such applies to all with in my generation, and I can not judge those I have not meet. I could say friends but it extends beyond them and not all of my friends...
    ArriannaKatsumi ArriannaKatsumi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2013

    I'm 15, and have been mistaken

    for an 18-20 year old...
    deleted deleted
    14 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    I do on EP. Mostly because you see my thoughts

    and deeper personality but I'm so different in person. More like immature, childish. Lovee my friends.
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    I act normally older

    than my age, so I like "older" people and these "older people" like older people, too. I'm a forever alone..
    Bircos Bircos
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    I'm 15 and people mistake me

    for an 18 year old sometimes because my body developed pretty early compared to most girls and I seem to be mentally mature, too. I'm in the most advanced section of my grade at school and get A's in everything, I play 3 sports and have more babysitting offers than I could...
    15SarahB 15SarahB
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what

    men say. I just watch what they do.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2015
    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    I was in foster care growing up.

    and graduated from high school and started living on my own at 16.
    frommars22 frommars22
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 4, 2015
    Dennis92 Dennis92
    22-25, M
    Feb 23, 2016

    I'm only 17 but almost all of my friends are 2

    years older and have graduated. It annoys me their all having fun in college mean while I'm still stuck in high school.
    twalie12 twalie12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    I may only be 18 years old,

    but I don't think like a normal, unaware 18 year old does. And I feel like if anything it makes me more alienated from people at my high school, and as much as I wish I could connect to them, I can't. I've always dated and have friends much older then me, and I have my own life...
    NinaPants97 NinaPants97
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    while I tend to be a bit childish,

    playing with children, and not giving a **** about anything, everyone who's ever known me knows that I'm too advanced, or "complicated" to be compared with others, plus in a debate, I often tend to speak stuff that only the person who's into the thing would get, but I also see...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 20, 2016

    I've always been more mature

    than others of my age and when I was young, I was always frustrated because no one thought like me. And I always had a better "relationship" with older people.
    adstp adstp
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    In certain aspects yes: I enjoy hiking,

    good eats, good books, audio books, walks after dinner, good wine, optimizing finances (i love credit card perks, special offers and hacks to pay off mortgage using cc) and my ideal night would be to watch a performance of Rachmaninoff's piano concerto. In certain aspects no: I...
    KYPtonite KYPtonite
    26-30, M
    Jan 11, 2016

    and im alredy swo bludy old :P .

    . swo much bleh :P ..
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    I was raised through hell

    since I was two I won't go into full details but let's say it was one tragedy after the other so I learned at an early age grow up quick cause you'll be tougher
    silentpoet23 silentpoet23
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2016

    You know you're an adult

    when your house makes noises and you're scared it's an expensive repair bill and not a ghost.
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2016

    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...
    AnonymouslyAnna AnonymouslyAnna
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 14, 2015
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