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    I look 12 I act 20 I am actually 15 Ugh I

    don't look nor act like a teen
    sassysmahname sassysmahname 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 14

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    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

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    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

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    Which kind of bothers me

    because it's hard to make friends...
    skiesbeforeguys skiesbeforeguys 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I don't like to hang with immature people my

    age. I don't know why. Sometimes its okay,but not if ur going to act like a 5 year old.
    classykitty classykitty 16-17, F 2 Responses May 5

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    A lot of my friends are a little younger

    than me, usually just by a month or two, and they'll all extremely rowdy and crazy. I try to keep them contained, make sure everyone has lunch, and everyone's nice to each other; I'm basically the mother of the group. So I do act older than my age because of that. I've also been...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Yes me too when I saw girls

    that are older then me
    Fawadakhtar666 Fawadakhtar666 18-21, M Aug 2

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    I'm 15, and have been mistaken

    for an 18-20 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses Jul 16

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    I think my short tour in the military is why.

    Kind of forced to grow up faster for obvious reasons then the normal everyday person. I am glad I am out and moving on, but it was a good experience.
    JadedLass JadedLass 22-25, F a week ago

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    UpCloud UpCloud 18-21, F Aug 12

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    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 13-15, F 12 Responses Jul 29

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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    I am just 20 and I am the chief executive of my

    mum's business.... and guess what, I make the entire financial framework of our company....
    goldenfleece55 goldenfleece55 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 22

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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    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 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    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 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 30

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    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

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    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I think I was just raised to act older

    than my age,I don't think it's a bad thing. =D
    GorgeousJulia GorgeousJulia 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    When you have to grow up fast,

    you don't get to experience being a child. I didn't get to be young and dumb, I have to be older and mature. I help raise my brother and support my single mom.
    meriyazalma meriyazalma 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    tylerarchuleta37 tylerarchuleta37 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    meganduggins meganduggins 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 24 Responses Jan 12

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    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 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 19

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    I guess I'm just mature

    for my 16 years of life, unlike my peers. ;d I don't like immaturity,and I always get some comments from them, like: "You should have some fun" ..And by fun they mean getting drunk or using drugs. I just don't see fun in those..I have my own things to do to be happy and enjoy...
    NikyLoveM NikyLoveM 16-17, F 5 Responses May 17

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    My nickname by most since I was 12 has been

    Papa. I used to tell kids my age "get off my lawn" and stayed in a robe....meh, I didn't like noise.
    dmc313 dmc313 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I once almost got a guy to have sex with me

    because he thought I was 17
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 20

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20, 2014

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    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

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    DC313 DC313 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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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, 2014

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    I remember in the fifth grade,

    I always acted like I was a grown man or somthing. Yes, I was intelligent, yes, I was wise, but I still ended up looking like an idiot when I was turned down because of my age. It was annoying being the "oldest" in the school.
    FoxonJr FoxonJr 70+, T Aug 25

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    My mom and dad had very busy jobs

    when I was younger so I would spend long periods of time home alone. Responsible for my lunch, entertainment, etc.. So I guess just growing up that way made me more responsible in the long run.. And now I feel like I'm more mature than a lot of people my age just from having to...
    Justwondering223 Justwondering223 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I feel like most of the people in this group

    are 13 year-olds who think they're oh so mature.
    mardalfoosen mardalfoosen 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 9

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    People keep thinking I'm like 4 years older.

    It's the weirdest thing. I know I'm more mature for my age (depending on who I'm around) but still.
    SeanDR SeanDR 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Unfortunately some of us are forced to grow up

    too fast... Yet people can't see that you don't have to ask me to care or ask me to do something for you I just do, because I know I have to and I'd like if you could just accept that I am confused whether I'm suppose to act my age or act like my mental age.
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    i feel like an old man,

    99. cardigan or the type who roasts meals in the nursing home. turkey.
    Sa0nZ Sa0nZ 18-21, M Aug 19

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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...
    AnonymouslyAnna AnonymouslyAnna 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm 24 but act like I'm 30.

    I get along with people who are 30+ lol people my age still are into partying etc... I'm an old soul
    ladysapio ladysapio 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 2

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    I taught myself as a kid

    and always made adult decisions. I just grew faster than others. Also... I feel pretty darn old.
    Paulcooley Paulcooley 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    All my friends are a year

    or two years older than me
    bluelman bluelman 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 22

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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 14 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 27

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    me being fat has made people think i am older

    so i had to act older.I don't feel like i had a childhood
    EkramIbrahim EkramIbrahim 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I'm constantly being told how mature I am I

    mean I'm 15 (I know my profile she is wrong) but I'm not sure if I like it or not I kind of wish I embraced being a child more.
    bubblegumelectraheartt bubblegumelectraheartt 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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