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I Am Mature Beyond My Years

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    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...
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    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...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    Im A 25 Year Old Apparently Stuck With A 30+ Year Olds Brain - Every few years i start realizing how immature the people around me are, i shed them life old skin and move on. Right...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Mature - 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...
    MoonFlower28 MoonFlower28 16-17, F Aug 11, 2012

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    I Am More Than Just An Age - I know that I am naive because I have not experienced life as much as someone who is twice my age. I know that I can be immature or irrational. But I...
    converselyblue converselyblue 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    I Always Have Been More Mature Than My Physical Age... - It hurt me for a long, long time. I locked myself in my room when nobody wanted to befriend me throughout high school...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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    16 Or 60? - I am older than my age... physically and mentally.. :P
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2013

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    ... - How many times have you heard, "I can see that you're an old soul. You've done this before." Now, being an atheist, I don't necessarily agree with this; but I...
    ainje ainje 18-21, F Dec 7, 2007

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    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...
    PigletThinksPink PigletThinksPink 13-15 Jan 1

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    Grew Up Too Sooon! - I had a rough life (but so does everyone else). I feel like I am 17 going on 30! My friends and family all say the same.    Will add more...
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F May 22, 2008

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    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

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    Thats Me - everyone always tells me that I seem older than I am. At school the other day I went in the bathroom and some students jumped and yelled out "OMG I though you were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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    Time To Grow In The Opposite Direction! - I'm constantly getting mistaken for being 5 to 10 years older than I actually am. People say it's not because of my looks...and I haven't...
    Scarlett9000 Scarlett9000 18-21, F Dec 1, 2010

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    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...
    ymoren21 ymoren21 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    People Misunderstood My Maturity - I have always been more mature than any average girl or boy, I hated when people you use to say I'm just trying to act grown or I think I'm grown...
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 16-17 2 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    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...
    xXsexynessXx xXsexynessXx 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    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...
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    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...
    allissaxx allissaxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    I Guess So... -  sometimes it surprises me how much more mature i am then a lot of my friends :/ sometimes i feel ancient... D:
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    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...
    GlassInMy GlassInMy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Too Much - I wouldn't say I'm too mature, but being a rational and quite objective person, I can tell that my mind is a little older than 26. That conclusion, too, is according to...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Feb 12, 2008

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    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...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2009

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    Yeah, pretty much. -----------------
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Mar 8

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    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...
    Gingersnaps1 Gingersnaps1 13-15, F Feb 3, 2013

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    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...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    So I've Been Told. - It sounds kind of pig headed and immature to say you act older than you are supposed to. Even if it is true. But I suppose I'd have to say that I am mature...
    absolutionist absolutionist 18-21, F Nov 29, 2010

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    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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F Nov 27, 2010

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    I Guess - I have been told that by quite a few people....
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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    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...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F Aug 14, 2013

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    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...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 12, 2013

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    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...
    Tuefish Tuefish 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    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...
    Blumcsi Blumcsi 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2008

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    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 18-21, F Mar 8

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    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...
    Queenfan10 Queenfan10 16-17 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    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...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    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...
    TeenMamaRoo TeenMamaRoo 16-17, F Aug 23, 2013

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    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

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    WORRIED THAT I GREW UP TOO QUICK AND NOT HAD 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...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    ... - How many times have you heard, "I can see that you're an old soul. You've done this before." Now, being an atheist, I don't necessarily agree with this; but I...
    ainje ainje 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2007

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    Too Old Beyond Years - There is an age gap of 20 years between me and my brothers, therefore i never really was treated as a child and had to grow up quite quickly in order to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 23, 2008

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