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I Act Older Than My Age

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    I'm 13 and everyone told me

    that I act likes 21.
    ElizabethThompson ElizabethThompson 16-17, F 5 Responses May 18

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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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    had1224 had1224 22-25, F 7 Responses May 7

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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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    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I get asked how I look

    so young ( thinking I'm early 20s) and when I say I'm only 16,17 they freak out! I act 30's loving father figure and look early 20's but people think I'm older than that! when I was 14 I would date women around 21 because it felt more natural. now Moms like me and I'm a little...
    AndrewGreen01 AndrewGreen01 22-25, M May 22

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    My friends always complain

    when i'm too serious and act too old for my age. Then dont hang with me if you dont like my presence
    hunie1684 hunie1684 18-21, M Jun 21

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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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    idigress idigress 18-21, F May 5

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    Our family is just me,

    my little brother and our mom. I'm 15 and I'm kind of the junior mommy in the family. Even though my brother is only a year younger than me, mom pays me to meet up with him after school, bring him home on the bus and babysit him in the afternoons until she gets home from work. I...
    15SarahB 15SarahB 22-25, F 5 Responses May 18

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    I'm only 15 and been mistaken

    for a college student. That I was immature and childish but I guess not.
    asp1999 asp1999 16-17, F 2 Responses May 30

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    People have always come up to be in the past

    and gave me drinks, and just have called me 18 and above basically.
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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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 4 Responses Jun 5

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    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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 6 Responses Nov 12, 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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    And by saying I'm almost 18,

    I mean I'm actually turning 118
    idigress idigress 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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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 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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    Yeah but in like a dirty way.

    .. I don't understand how my friends get Soo grossed out when I joke about dirty stuff like come on xD I've head and seen grosser stuff (is that even a word? **** it lmao)
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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 4 Responses May 17

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    Why does every woman think this in inverse

    proportion to their age? It drives me nuts. Can they not just look around and the history of women they have known and seen, and all the cultural stereotypes and realise that they are acting exactly their age or younger by doing that? Nothing clever about being 'mature', and...
    fakeola fakeola 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18

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    fixaheartxoxo fixaheartxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses May 22

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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 2 days ago

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    Im underage and i try to act older i dont need

    to i want to slow down and study more and be more relaxed
    isabellerolston isabellerolston 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    heyy if there are any indian girls on here plzz

    text me or like or comment i would like to ask some normal stuff othat happens n what do u think about that or what thoughts u got...plzz!!
    sexyshivani sexyshivani 22-25, F 1 Response May 17

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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 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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    Sometimes I wonder if something is wrong with

    me due to how I act for my age. I feel like I'm always serious or a downer. Maybe it's just that I'm mature? I think that for a moment before seeing how others in my class act, and then I say to myself, "Yeah, I'm probably mature enough."
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F May 17

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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 fell that i am matured enough to handle things

    even they telling that i am just a child with few knowledge about life and i am just a little girl with such a childish mind and i know that theyre wrong because i know and believe that age doesn't matter in maturity...
    MyrajakeEstoAsis MyrajakeEstoAsis 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    My age does not decide

    who i am, how i think, or what my dream is. I am aware of what i can and cannot do. I may only be 15 but this life had been packed with experiences, and i have learned from each one. I have seen the dark of this world and the light. I have been abused, torn apart, and beaten to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 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 4 days ago

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    I don't feel like a 15 yr old ,

    more like in the 20's
    Violetlolla Violetlolla 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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    BlueEyedBeauty15 BlueEyedBeauty15 22-25, F Jun 26

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

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    Im 12 but yet i have a mind of a 18 year old

    (sometimes older). & but being more mature can hurt because i have no friends who understand me. Theyre either childish or just don't get it.
    Oddgirllili Oddgirllili 13-15, F 8 Responses May 17

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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 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 21

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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 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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    ageism is just a way

    for older people to pit them self on a pedistal