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I Am Mature Beyond My Years

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    I Am Mature I Want To Date Younger Men

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

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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 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

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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 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

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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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    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

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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 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

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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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    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

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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 taken seriously- no immaturity allowed.  I seemed to get a crash course in 'adult' topics within my first 16 years and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 23, 2008

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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. Sadly, in the physical world, I am still way too complex for most people to comprehend. I was a 5 year old Smiths aficionado in secret...pretending that I liked...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2009

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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 qualified in two categories - the last - so I stood. Father Neil said a blessing prayer over the standing women, then...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 12, 2013

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    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 18-21, M Aug 13, 2013

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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 a teacher." My parents trust me more than they should. Teachers do too. My friends look to me for advice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2009

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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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    Indeed

    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 26-30 Jan 19, 2013

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    Troubled1mind

    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 18-21, M Jul 6, 2013

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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 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

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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 feel like I'm 30. I would not undo anything that happened, and I consider myself blessed to be in my situation.
    TeenMamaRoo TeenMamaRoo 16-17, F Aug 23, 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 can understand where the speaker is coming from. Without fail, I am recognized nearly everywhere I go...
    ainje ainje 18-21, F Dec 7, 2007

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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). 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 16-17, M Dec 20, 2013

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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 now its my ex boyfriend. I started to realize how immature he was a few months ago and now every single thing he does drives me nuts. He has no idea how to budget...
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 15

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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 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 16-17, F Aug 11, 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 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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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 can understand where the speaker is coming from. Without fail, I am recognized nearly everywhere I go...
    ainje ainje 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2007

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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 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

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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 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 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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 beyond my years because many people older than I tell me so.
    absolutionist absolutionist 22-25, F Nov 29, 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 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 13-15 Jan 1

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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 started to see wrinkles yet, I'm 20 years old for goodness sake! They say its the way I "carry myself". It used to be a compliment when I was...
    Scarlett9000 Scarlett9000 18-21, F Dec 1, 2010

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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 other people throughout my life. It's a little strange for me to write that about myself bc I'm usually the...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Feb 12, 2008

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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 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 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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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. 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 16-17 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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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. 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

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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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    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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    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

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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 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...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Mar 8

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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    There is something about a mature sexy Woman....Mature women don't tend to mess about as young girls do they know what they want.......
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Sep 12

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    I know this may seem weird. But, I really love mature women, especially a Caucasian or Latina (no I'm not racist). It's really hard to just randomly go up to one I think Is...
    perkofawallflower perkofawallflower 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I don't know why if you under 18 you not mature like 18 is some magic number it's so stupid but half of the older people I know aren't responsible at all but since there older then...
    marcusanesin marcusanesin 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    I'm 17 years old and my boyfriend is 28 years old. We haven't been dating for long and we meet online but I can't express the feelings I have for him. I never thought I would be...
    nigerianigbo nigerianigbo 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can be more mature than 20 year olds.. But then again.. I realize I'm still a child and i can get by with being immature at times.. I can be a total *****.. Or, I can handle it...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Mature content helps me at night.
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I'm 14 but I am very mature. I don't stand for dirty jokes or get grossed out when talking about adult things.
    jameseddy jameseddy 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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