I Am Mature Beyond My Years

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    People always think I'm older then I really am.

    Not only because I look older, but I also act more mature then most people my age and a few that are older.
    saigebeck101 saigebeck101
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015


    I am often told this. I have always been an old soul with a young heart, truly. I've always been much more mature than my actual age, for instance, to put this into perspective...when I was 5 I was 7,when I was 7 I was 9, when I was 12, I was 14, when I was 14 I was 16. You get...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 19, 2013

    Always Was, Always Will Be.

    Most people who are not in my age range find it strange as to why I do stick around the immature people I find myself in the company of. They don't understand that this is just me observing who I'm supposed to be, and why I'm not them. I've never been "them," when I was 6, I...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2010


    I don't know who I am anymore , i lost the abillity to express how I feel . I can't focus any more I can't sleep . I lost who I was its just gone . All I wanna do is sit in the rain an listen to country music . Country music reminds me of how simple things used to be . Wish it...
    Troubled1mind Troubled1mind
    22-25, M
    Jul 6, 2013

    I was always mature for my age

    even when I was a child. Many of things that people of my age range indulged in I did not. Even now to this day, I still find that there are some things that just doesn't have my interest. I find that the most of the women and men of my generation just don't look at things the...
    growingwisdom growingwisdom
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2015

    I'm A Bit Eccentric.

    I have always been "different." I was raised by teenagers, so I sort of grew up with them. If not, raised them, myself. Because of this, I've always been used to getting along better with older people. My parents are forty, now. I am close with their friends and my relatives...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    Aug 14, 2013

    I am mature for my age.

    I am not appreciative of rude or unnecessary impertinence, and yet I do not respond with such and thus I am mature. Being the bigger person in any situation is righteous, you should completely ignore the discourteous people in life for they are insecure and unworthy. If you have...
    Auxillaries Auxillaries
    13-15, F
    Jan 12, 2016

    Old Soul

    I have always had difficulty relating to my peers, because they seem so immature to me.  I was ahead of the curve as far as my emotions and my comprehension of complex ideas and my understanding of various subjects. I still have a lot of trouble connecting with people around my...
    Tuefish Tuefish
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2011

    I think I am when I answer questions

    or things like that or talk to adults idk
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly
    16-17, F
    Aug 14, 2015


    ENOUGH FUN! I remember back at school everyone was telling me that I'm really mature all my peers and teachers have told me. I always thought they meant I'm really sensible which I am but it wasn't until I left school I found out exactly what they meant and now I am worried...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Apr 8, 2014

    Mature At A Young Age

    I became mature before I was supposed to. In fact, no one should be really mature when they are only eight. I saw the world around me unlike others my age. I saw pain and harm come to people. It must have been when I was eight when I saw my mother crying on the stairs after...
    Queenfan10 Queenfan10
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    As We Mature

    I've always been more mature than the average person my age. I like it, I love being more open minded and to see things beyond what I can see myself. I love being me. I love having that sense of understanding .. life on a different level my age. I'm not trying to sound  "all...
    allissaxx allissaxx
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

    It Was How I Was Raised

    I was raised around adults, and my family's situation when I was younger forced me to grow up faster than most kids my age, so people are always amazed when I tell them how old I am. I've always been more mature than my age. I think that's part of what makes it so hard for me to...
    earth2bella earth2bella
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2007

    Well I Am

    i think that im very mature beyond my years, not because of what ive read or what ive learned, but I been through alot in my younger years of life that other people couldnt imagin. so alot of times when people are asking me for advice its always something ive come across or have...
    siggy10 siggy10
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 4, 2009

    I remember telling one of my closest friends,

    I think I am going crazy I feel like everything is new, I don't even know who I am I feel so lost and I don't think it's how it should be. My friend laughed at me and said no you are not going crazy you are just maturing. Maturing? I questioned. Here I am after awhile, I...
    DarknessDepth DarknessDepth
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    Sunday Morning Mass

    Today was Mother's Day. At the end of the mass, Father Neil asked that "All the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts, and godmothers please stand..." I qualified in two categories - the last - so I stood. Father Neil said a blessing prayer over the standing women, then...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    May 12, 2013

    Nothing's Changed.

    Here I am again typing what ever. No one probably reads these because I'm very negative . But some how I'm very positive about everything I love life but yet I hate it, I hate feeling pain but yet I love it. I don't really know what's wrong with me . I understand a lot of things...
    Troubled1mind Troubled1mind
    22-25, M
    Aug 13, 2013

    Sometimes it hurts my ability to make friends.

    I just don't have the same interests as normal people my age do.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    I Am Mature I Want To Date Younger Men

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    cadycici cadycici
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

    I'm not sure is this true,

    but many times I tend to think this way. Lots have been happened during my short life. And when I compared to myself at some people on my class, I get feeling that I'm too old.
    PigletThinksPink PigletThinksPink
    Jan 1, 2014

    I feel like a 40 year old man in high school.

    From the types of music that I like down to my views on politics (Yes, even though I'm a teen, I have insight on more serious matters). It just seems like everyone within my class is much more different than I am. I actually have a plan on what I want to do later on after high...
    xXsexynessXx xXsexynessXx
    18-21, M
    Dec 20, 2013

    I prefer reading in front of a fire

    rather then going out and partying. Has my grandmother use to say "I have an old soul"
    foreveralways1993 foreveralways1993
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2014

    Not Acting My Age

    I've always been able to carry on a conversation with older people. most people my age(19) are out partying and stuff while I sit at home and read about russian history. a lot of people who meet me and don't know my age are amazed to find out that I'm only 19 because I'm very...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    I'm 13 and I know what you're probably thinking.

    She has not idea what she's on about etc, but I do. And that is one of my biggest problems like, ever. I am way too mature for my age. I skipped 2 school years (I'm in yr 9 instead of yr 7) and I’m still more mature than people in my year. Everyone is obsessed with partying...
    EbonyLily EbonyLily
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    i'm grateful for being mature,

    but i cant help but feel out of place at school and hanging around most other teenagers. its hard for me to truly be friends with people because i cant be friends with people who dont care about the same things as me and most teenagers generally dont care about the same things...
    bongripper1 bongripper1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

    Always Have Been

    By the age of 6 I was better friends with my teachers than with people my age. I always somehow found it easier to get along with older people than those of my age. Sure, I made many friends, but always felt I got along with the grown ups more than my friends. I was always quiet...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2007


    i guess it is true what people tell me. i am very mature for my age! ok i admit it, there. no not that whole "oh im so responsible and and.. i know how to take care of my life" because i kinda do and i kinda don't. lots of people tell me im mature for my age because i actually...
    MoonFlower28 MoonFlower28
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2012

    value what you stand

    for not stand in...... apparel is not approval
    deleted deleted
    Nov 13, 2015

    I Define Being Mature As ...

    Only for the reason that I've been lacking any sort of family support since my age of 20, and right now (I'm 25) I am not only taking care of myself but also of my partner... Though this would have to do not much with EMOTIONAL MATURITY... Anyway, these are not really the...
    Blumcsi Blumcsi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2008

    Old Soul

    I've been called an old soul fairly often; and I know myself to be wise beyond my *mumble* years.  I guess it could be that I've had more challenges in that short time than some folks see in a lifetime.  Even as a teenager I remember thinking that most of my peers were...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

    17 Going On 30

    I had to grow up really fast when I learned that I was pregnant at 12. I learned to be a mother and to care about my kids more than myself. I am only 17, but I feel like I'm 30. I would not undo anything that happened, and I consider myself blessed to be in my situation.
    TeenMamaRoo TeenMamaRoo
    18-21, F
    Aug 23, 2013

    Often Told I Am Way Toomature For My Age

    I feel like I dont fit in with anybody. Iam too mature for even most of my older relatives and friends. It is hard to talkto and relateto people when they don't understand more than halfthe things I say. I even baffle my parents at times. I know how and when to act my age but...
    ymoren21 ymoren21
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2012

    14 Going On 40

    This is a story I know all too well, being mature beyond my years. I'm 14, I always get mistaken for older ages, most commonly 17 based on my looks. But after a conversation with an adult it always seems to end with "You're definitely more mature than 14." My mom has been saying...
    Gingersnaps1 Gingersnaps1
    13-15, F
    Feb 3, 2013

    16 Or 60?

    I am older than my age... physically and mentally.. :P
    deleted deleted
    Feb 25, 2013

    I want to go to DUKE university,

    I'm only in the 10th grade tho. I need someone with the same goal as me so we can do this together lol
    undefinedKass undefinedKass
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

    Old, But Not Wise.

    I feel so old, not too wise though. Someone I loved once told me , and kept telling me don't grow up too fast. I definitely feel old and broken.
    Zarifa Zarifa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

    Maturity isn't proportional to Age,

    some develop early,some develop late, some never. Also it is a way of thinking, sensitivity and manners. Someone once said"maturity is not when you start speaking big things, but when you understand small things. It is a feeling that you're right but doesn't want to prove others...
    111rosy560 111rosy560
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I find most of my friends my age are still

    stuck in the "pizza and clubbing" stage in development, which kind of pushes me to hang out with older people, around 21-24 years old. It helps that I'm ridiculously tall, bearded, deep-voiced and well-spoken, but my age is still a handicap when it comes to dating due to most...
    GlassInMy GlassInMy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2014

    Lol. i think i think maturely.

    but act immaturely! :p
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    I am 16, and I feel like I should be settling

    down with my boyfriend and starting a family...not just starting to work...
    mcc1109 mcc1109
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    I'm a mature young lady

    and really smart I post my experiences because I want other young girls/boys to know there not alone in this world . I've always been independent and I make my own decisions so please don't respond to my experiences looking for anything or talking to me like I'm a baby or just...
    SienterraW SienterraW
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    My Tragedies Give Me Strength

    I know, I know. When a teenager says that, it’s rare that anyone believes them. Most people just believe that we’re all naive, childish and obnoxious. Unfortunately, a lot of us are, but people are so judgmental, that they let this reputation count for us all. Those are the...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2012
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