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I Am Getting Older And Wiser

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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    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...
    ToTheMoon1 ToTheMoon1 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    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 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    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 10 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    It took me a while to realize

    that "they" only liked the fact that I was there, not really caring about how I got there..
    Listen1stTalk2nd Listen1stTalk2nd 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    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

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    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 7 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip

    cookies are the main reason I have trust issues....
    ToTheMoon1 ToTheMoon1 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    growingwisdom growingwisdom 26-30, M Nov 24, 2015

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    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

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    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 9 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    Well... there must be some benefit

    that comes with age... wisdom would be nice...
    tilky tilky 61-65, M 3 Responses Oct 3, 2015

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    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

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    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 1 Response Sep 17, 2015

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

    group and older.. Thank goodness
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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    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

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    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 12 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    Feeling by each year

    that getting older and wiser, where I feel that, why I couldn't know some of these stuff earlier, when I was younger. Funny I know, but there is indeed this feeling that I should have known these stuff earlier. But proud to get wisdom by time any way or another.
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Aug 3, 2015

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    never feel obligated to stand in society

    standards,nothing from nothing = zero
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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    I am a wise old owl .

    If you need advice I'm here for you always .
    utterlyfffflutery utterlyfffflutery 66-70, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    Yep. Physically, I'm getting older.

    I used to have this baby face face and now, whenever I look at myself in the mirror, I see this 20 year some looking dude with a beard. Holly crap. Time flies fast! As far as my knowledge goes, I can now see things in a different perspective. I also have this weird thirst for...
    CMinusMinius CMinusMinius 18-21, M Sep 23, 2015

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 21, 2015

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    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 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

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    Know your self worth first

    and make that future someone know it...
    purplehaze78 purplehaze78 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    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

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    GrantCan GrantCan 22-25, M Oct 3, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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    Haha... Damn neighbours,

    subwoofer blasting away :S. Uff.. uff uff uf.. Why did i love that so much in younger days.. Now i just like what it adds to the sound, and it does not need to be loud. Im not always sure if im getting wiser.. But i learn new things all the time.
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 15, 2015

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    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

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    tntbmi01 tntbmi01 66-70, M Mar 17, 2015

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    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

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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 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    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

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    Definitely getting older,

    but I'm not complaining about that...there are some great advantages to it. Unfortunately, the mistakes have been extremely numerous.....a semi-lucid individual would have to gain some wisdom from it all. I'd change nothing, all of it had value..... The biggest tragedies and...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 13, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    okay so statistically speaking, girls grow mature faster than guys. So according to that, i should not find any older girl (max in 40s) here attracted to younger guy like me if...
    SsL919 SsL919 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Aren't we all? Yeah I'll be 27 in 11 days still dont feel that old.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Just because your older doesn't mean your better. You have to earn my respect, don't expect me to respect a man just because your older and thus 'wiser'
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being older doesn't mean you are wiser-it means I wouldn't want to be behind you on a highway.
    sambular1313 sambular1313 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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