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I Act So Much Younger Than I Am

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    18 Going On 7!!!

    Well, I'm just nearing 19 now, and I still act like a kid, not that I mind. I just find it easier to be who I am and what's wrong with being foolish?? It lightens up the day tremendously!! I always get the comments that I stopped getting older when I was 7!! But I was a very...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 28, 2007

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    I'm Childish

    I act much younger than I am. I'm 18 now and I act like I'm 14 of 15. I can be serious an mature sometimes but I make childish jokes. Since I study I can me completely be myself, I never could be myself before because people didn't accept me who I am. So i was always silent and...
    BeInTwoMinds BeInTwoMinds 18-21, M Oct 23, 2012

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    I've been told that I need to grow up.

    Well, I don't want to! Why should I? I'm going to remain a kid forever. Just call me Peter Pan!
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 41-45, M Jan 10

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    I went out walking this morning about a mile

    away from my house I went to a park and saw a swingset and got excited...I ended up swinging for about half an hour ... I actually had fun
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I'm definitly not old, but I guess people are starting to consider me as an adult.. young adult. I still act like a six year old sometimes. I'd rather blow bubbles and run around outside barefoot in a sundress. Hitting eighteen felt like I couldnt act like a kid anymore...
    abstractjunkie abstractjunkie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2008

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    ....31 its really starting to bug me

    though cause i cant help it the only one who has a problem with it is other ppl...but i guess i do to or i wouldn't be in here......hmm...anyways young at heart and mind blah...
    Brittsaweirdo Brittsaweirdo 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I've said this before

    but I'll say it again... My Chronological Age is 54.. My Mental Age is 21... My Physical Age is 37... Therefore I'm 29. :)
    SouthernItaliano SouthernItaliano 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I Don't Act My Age

    I'm in my early 30's and I don't act my age. When I'm in a good mood I'm goofy and joke around. I play video games and I have my own nintendo DS.(I love to play cooking mama) I watch cartoons without my son sometimes lol. The simplest things make me happy. I even say hello to the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    OK...I'm 44 years old.

    I feel about 25 mentally.LOL I don't act my age at all. I have been told that numerous times. I get along with people both older and younger than me, but seem to get along better with the younger ones. I guess I feel like I'm getting old & I can't deal with that at the...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Jan 26

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    I Am Who I Am and Will Always Be

    I sometimes forget about all the abuse that I have done to my body and start doing things as a special lady once mentioned is not "age appropriate" for me.  I enjoy life too much not to try and go for the gusto.  I learned a long time ago that life is too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    So I Am (21yrs) Over 40!

     Since  I  have alot of the SAME FEELINGS about life,  and my personality has not changed much since I was years younger,  I basically will act alot like I used to.   I was never the serious one in the family, and I think that has alot to do...
    csan csan 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    Don't You Believe This Is True?

    We  do  not  stop  playing                               because we are old, We  grow  old ...
    csan csan 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    I am 16 years old already.

    I am a childish or a childlike, whatever! But I always act like I'm still their baby and their one and only princess. They said, I'm too old for acting that way but that's the way I like it.
    KaitlynFeldman KaitlynFeldman 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Just The Same Person In An Older Body

    I remember reading someone saying that they didn't expect that growing old would work the way it works. They likened it to just being the same kid in just an older body. Each year that passes, you're kind of the same person, but you look in the mirror and you look older. That...
    aislersan aislersan 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2010

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    I feel so old and I look so old. Sometimes Id wish I fit into my own age group. It really makes me sad and I always feel like an outcast and always get made fun of cause im so tall...
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    In recent years people have said I look younger than my 50+ years. However when I was younger it was always the opposite way as a teenager people thought I was up to 10 years older...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I look 3 years younger than I actually am. That's what I usually get anyway. So I guess I'm 21. (:
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 10

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    People always tell me I look much more younger than what I am, they say I look like 16 when I am 21
    danyjiad danyjiad 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Having freckles makes you look much younger.
    Steelcat38 Steelcat38 36-40, M Oct 28

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    I am 49 many people tell look much younger . guessing good genes from my parents. my mom was German and dad was Russian. got great looks and good skin try to keep going to gym etc
    whitebow whitebow 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Guess I'm probably a bit above the average age here, but I am now in my 40s and for the last ten years people have assumed I was significantly younger than my age. When I went to...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Everyone thinks I'm younger than 18 and I'm 20. :(
    XxAllixX XxAllixX 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I'm 20 and many people have told me I look as I am 17/18 or that I look young and that I look younger than I am. I don't know how to take this, as a compliment or rude. I have no...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 29

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    I have always looked younger than I am. I used to hate it. Now that I am in my 30s, I am starting to feel that it isn't that bad after all.
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I firmly believe actions speak louder than words . I have been so tired and down lately and when I ask someone to show me what they say they feel , they can't . They just expect me...
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Don't tell me you miss me. Tell me you're on your way to see me... Actions speak louder than words
    margai margai 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 22

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    I Act Like A Little Kid I always had this subconscious desire to be treated like a kid I guess. I've always acted a little like one too, according to my mom. It's kind of...
    NeighFlowers NeighFlowers 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    I was always said to look a lot younger. It did not mean much to me. But when I turned 18 (legal age where I live), I realised I will have to carry my ID everywhere because I can't...
    PasiklydusiMigloje PasiklydusiMigloje 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    people say I act like a 10 year old but I'm a junior in high school.
    mph1997 mph1997 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I jump between old and wise and young but not actually too stupid. Like I know why I'm doing, but I can still appreciate the simple things no matter how old I am :)
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 18-21, F Nov 7

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    Actually if my age is ever commented on which is not infrequent, I get told I look anything from 12-22. Early 20s is fine but not sure about 12! Maybe its cos I usually can't/dont...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 17 turning 18. I'm actually a junior. A lot of people mistake me for an 8th grader or freshman. It gets annoying. I'm normally the oldest in the grade yet I look the youngest.
    DayFawn DayFawn 16-17, F Oct 27

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    LOL!! this happens most of the time, especially when I meet someone for the first time. last time I was told I look 18 when I'm actually 23 xD
    DarkYamato DarkYamato 22-25, M Oct 28

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    LOL!! this happens most of the time, especially when I meet someone for the first time. last time I was told I look 18 when I'm actually 23 xD
    DarkYamato DarkYamato 22-25, M Oct 28

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    I'm so tired of hearing that I look so young like 13 years old when Im actually 18!! im siiiiccccck of that!! ughh!!!!
    lilmissSarah lilmissSarah 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Everyone always assumes I'm way younger!!
    brookmay brookmay 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Everyone always thinks my sister is the oldest but she's 2 years younger
    Danyyx Danyyx 18-21, F Nov 7

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    One of the hardest things to do in life is walk away from someone you love. But sometimes they give you no choice. Love is not about how much you can say “I love you&rdquo...
    alwayswantingmore78 alwayswantingmore78 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    That's a real and powerful statement. I am madly, deeply, in love with a beautiful woman. We talk in some way each and every day. The wee hours of this morning were very special...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Thanks to my short height and baby like face -.- ahhh soo annoying..... :0
    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Why are people so selfish they insist on pumping out baby after baby? Doesn't anyone realize a child is a child even if u didnt giv birth to it. So many countless unwanted children...
    burnout95 burnout95 18-21, F 34 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am recently watching a documentary about a Chinese guy hitchhiked all the way from Beijing to Berlin to see his girlfriend. His girlfriend was going back to Germany, and he...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 31

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    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 10

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    I tell my husband all the time that actions speak louder then words. You may say you get me, you understand, but your actions show me you could care less or you truly don't get me...
    iswhatitissometimes iswhatitissometimes 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I'm not the type of girl to say I love you easily nor am I the type of girl who needs to hear it often. Every now and then is enough if your actions back it up. If you say you like...
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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