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    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 26-30 Dec 16, 2015

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    I have always acted older

    than my age and felt way more mature! And i love talking to people who are the same!😊
    Justanothergirl555 Justanothergirl555 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I am 13 but act as if I am an adult.

    I love sex oh my god. Antibody wanna come play with me please message me
    laurengoly laurengoly 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I act like a little old lady sometimes.

    I tut at rowdy kids, spitting, and littering, I like to be in bed by 10, and I think 9pm is an unreasonable hour for somebody to knock at my door.
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 26-30 Jan 20

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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 17 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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, 2015

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    Yeah! I act more mature

    that an 18 year old lady should. My perspective about life and love isn't the way most of the teenagers do. The way I talk always makes me seem like I've experienced a lot than I should've.. Even my friends notice it and some of them thinks it's cool but some thinks it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    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 6 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    foreverachild foreverachild 18-21 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    my past experiences made me grow up faster

    than I should have but I have learned alot so it's not bad
    paulsmith1997 paulsmith1997 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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    SlapAndTickleMe SlapAndTickleMe 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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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, 2015

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    I'm 15, and have been mistaken

    for an 18-20 year old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    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 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2015

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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 6 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    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
    silentwolf3 silentwolf3 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    Having kids at a younger age means you have to

    buckle down and prioritize your life. I've lived on my own since I was 18 and became pregnant with my first daughter shortly after. Having someone other than yourself to take care of means that you may hahave to give up one sort of life in order to give your children the best. I...
    hottmom22 hottmom22 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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 26-30 6 Responses Jan 13

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 7 Responses May 17, 2015

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

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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, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    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 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what

    men say. I just watch what they do.
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 22-25, M Jan 11

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    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

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    hello you are welcome to my opinnion

    and my name is gideto bob
    gideto gideto 18-21, M Dec 25, 2015

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Prior to my 13th birthday,

    I acted like I was 3, to hide how I was feeling inside. After my 14th birthday I really changed. I've seen too much for a 17 year old. Most of my friends are 20-30years old. They say I don't talk like a kid. I'm starting to wonder if I ever truly was one.
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Jul 11, 2015

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