I Am Getting Older And Wiser

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    I've come to realize

    that when I judge others in a negative way (become angry with them) for their actions or words that I'm not always angry with them and instead there is something they are saying or doing that reminds me of what someone else did or said in the last that caused me pain. Once I...
    OhGK OhGK
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2014

    A wise man sees as much

    as he ought, not as much as he can. - - Michel de Montaigne
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    46-50
    Mar 10, 2015

    How do you handle moments of desperation?

    That feeling that comes over you, stronger than fear, a panic. What do you do? Do you act on the impulses? Do you use fight or flight? I have used flight most of my life and I'm not completely ashamed of it. There were some situations that I truly needed to run away from and...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    I'd like to think so.

    I have always been mature for my age but U'd go as far as to say that my maturity has really matured after 40. Maybe it's an age thing and partial mid-life crisis. Or maybe it's down to realising and accepting that physical achievement and prowess is no longer a primary...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    Im letting things go.

    bad thoughts, habits, action,. Just wanna enjoy this life. Im not perfect. i start accepting it. Learn, enjoy, admire, grow.
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    I'm 6 weeks off 27. I like the number 27.

    Its my birth dat and lucky number. I have consciously been battling depression for 3 years to my birthday. I'm living in a place where I am misunderstood and have no social life or true friends. I have experienced true love, poverty, a feeling of invincibility ,for...
    sonny277 sonny277
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2014

    Vainly, as I hail the minutes of eternity to

    get a closer look, there you are, the one I used to venerate, standing on the far side of the mirror offering to me images of better painted horizons with warmth as you held the sun. Beautiful, the envisioned blissful moments, vast, but just within my reach, then right before I...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    41-45
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    I'm sure we all feel this way

    as we get older. Inside, I'm the same person I've been for years. Outside, things aren't so good. I look in the mirror and wonder what happened. I know people look at me and see what I never wanted to be, an overweight, middle-aged lady. There is a positive to that, however...
    maryrosevictoria maryrosevictoria
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    How old do I look? ?

    Don't look at my age!!!!!!!!!!!
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    A touch with wisdom is one of the best things

    about getting older. My parents use to always say to me and my siblings that you are getting older not younger even we were kids. Now, i understand the reason why they use to tell me that saying. As i grow older, my wisdom suppose to increase and, as a result, life should become...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom
    26-30, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    As I age there is one thing I have learned,

    pleasing everyone is impossible, but ******* everyone off is a piece of cake.
    MarieIsHere MarieIsHere
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    You people in your 20's are cracking me up!

    Please...for the sake of all that is good...wait until you're at least 40 to post your experiences in here. (Refrains from eyeroll)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 17, 2015

    Let's do away with pervs

    and trolls here on ep. 'Bharatrossiya' is a freaking psycho. He blocks every girl in here and every guy who isn't single, even when they haven't done anything to him or even talked to him. Have never heard of such a preposterous reason to block someone. And he abuses girls in...
    Neo2015 Neo2015
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    never feel obligated to stand in society

    standards,nothing from nothing = zero
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    I've reached the age

    where my brain has switched from "I probably shouldn't do that." To "What the hell, lets see what happens."
    MarieIsHere MarieIsHere
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    When I start to get caught up in my feelings

    for you after an intimate time together and you quickly remind me you're not about that life with your silence and apathy
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    I am a wise old owl .

    If you need advice I'm here for you always .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    Not Fighting Aging

    I am getting older and wiser and I am thankful for it.  I have always appreciated the wisdom of those who are older than myself.  I have learned much from them.  I am grateful that I am getting older and even more so that I am getting wiser.
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

    Older, Wiser And Wider

    In my youth I was agreeable to everything. In middle age I routinely declined any invitation and disregarded most suggestions. Today, relatively healthy and increasingly wealthy in spirit, I am open to all ideas and moderately enthusiastic about a few. Although I indulge in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2011

    This is from an Instagram page notification I

    got today (awake_spiritual): The moment you start acting like life is a blessing, it starts feeling like one. We were given this life, and still we expect to be given so much more! Instead of asking, what do I want out of life? Ask the universe, what does life want out of me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 2
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Aug 21, 2015

    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with

    the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one had, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally wore out and screaming . . . . Damn, what a ride!!!!
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    Wisdom Is The Only Satisfaction Of Age

    Wisdom, however, is not the product of the passage of time but of knowledge tempered by experience. The only guarantee offered by the passage of time is the loss of youth. The satisfaction of growing both older and wiser is enjoyed by those open-minded few that humbly continue...
    MtnMig MtnMig
    36-40, M
    9 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    I think I'm fine with not going to any night

    clubs anymore and partying in general. I use to crave partying when I went to college because I was so sheltered in high school. I felt so rebellious and cool drinking and trying certain organic substances. I loved the attention from guys too, all the bumpin-grindin, dancing and...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015
    sherring2 sherring2
    70+, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    It Begins

    Not the age thingy but the wisdom ..lol....! Can't spend much more time here cause I need to be at work shortly. But This is on my mind this morning... so.. I'll rattle on. I have been tempered by ******** lately. They are EVERYWHERE! So what is a lady to do but *smile*... It...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2012

    Wiser Now Than Then.

    Such a foolish person I was when I was young. I was this way and that way. I wanted to be liked so much. I did not realize that I should be myself and not dance to another's idea of what I should be. I still dye my hair and that is something I wish I could stop. I would be...
    Callalilly Callalilly
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2011
    GrantCan GrantCan
    22-25, M
    Oct 3, 2015

    I'm Getting Older, However...

    I've found myself recently questioning the 'wiser' bit, especially after recently thinking, with absolute certainty, that I had found my soul mate, just to realize that he is not. sigh. It's shaken me, and made me reconsider my ability to 'read' people, their words, and actions...
    greeneyedkitten greeneyedkitten
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Nov 20, 2010

    I'm going to be twenty three in May,

    and i have experienced a lot already. I feel life runs at a fast pace and you must keep up. I am looking forward to seeing my family at Christmas. I will spend three weeks there, and then either return to England or move on, travelling to Italy maybe. I wish to see the world...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2014
    growingwisdom growingwisdom
    26-30, M
    Nov 24, 2015

    Maybe it's because im still in my 20's,

    but I am actually enjoying the process of getting older and wiser. I love not worrying about the trivial things I used to worry about when I was younger, I love being more sure of myself. It's awesome to look back and wonder why the heck I worried so much about meaningless...
    SugarW0lf SugarW0lf
    22-25, F
    Sep 17, 2015

    I love this site.. So many people around my age

    group and older.. Thank goodness
    lillyclaire lillyclaire
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

    Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip

    cookies are the main reason I have trust issues....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    Old age has its pleasures,

    which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. ~ W. Somerset Maugham
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    I am 21 years old and this life

    that has been given to me by my parents has been lived. I've seen beauty in the most simplest things and have heard the sounds of love from days unforgotten. Who is behind this keyboard is slightly different from yesterday and will be somewhat different tomorrow, but today I am...
    Orchards Orchards
    22-25, M
    Mar 13, 2014

    Living To Know Better

    The one advantage the older have over the young is perspective. I have lived through the consequences of my actions and the actions of others.  That gives me an insight that the young rarely possess.  I have learned not to take too much stock in the words of men or, too much...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Dec 8, 2012

    one of the online ladies on a site spent about

    30 minutes trying to convince me to send her money for weed. it's frightening to know the younger generation is losing sight of getting a job and forming some kind of Independence. please friends if you have children or access to children please influence them in a positive...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

    Even the seemingly nice harmless guys aren't

    so nice. Everyone has little secrets. No one is perfect that's why you should never hold anyone to some unrealistic expectation. Expect there to be flaws. Don't let infatuation get you carried away. Infatuation really can blind your common sense or natural impulse for inquiry...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015
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