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I Am Old and Young At the Same Time

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    Things I Might Do To Bring Out My Inner Child

    Invite a friend or friends to ride bikes Go out and toss a frisbee Ride a shopping cart Have a water balloon fight Blow bubbles Jump in a puddle of water Walk my fingers on the conveyor belt at checkout Slide down the banister Walk while balancing on a ledge or curb Watch...
    MathMan789 MathMan789 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2012

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    Through A Child's Eyes

                                                                                                                                      I think maybe as...
    MisterGrey MisterGrey 46-50, M 15 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Well, I Thought I Was Young...

    I've always been a bit immature for my age of 24 years, (for example, most of my friends are getting married, having kids, and I just got out of college...) so I've always thought of myself as young. I still like stuffed animals, I still stay up too late like a silly teenager...
    neuromuze neuromuze 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    Defying The Odds

    I AM about to turn 51 but could pass for 30's.The only way I feel old is problems I sometimes experience with my knee or knees.Don't know if its from a past injury or not but I cant walk miles like I used to without soreness.cardio doesn't aggravate it though.Lost weight and...
    doneitagain doneitagain 51-55, F Aug 8, 2012

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    Back In Translation.

    Lost in an era of tassels and knaves. From rutted dirty roads I become a concrete slave.
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    There Are Others!

    I have always felt so much more mature than my peers. I don't ever remember a time when I didn't feel this way. Sometimes I am pretty sure that I am a 50 year old trapped in a 21 year old body. It's great to be wise beyond my years. My interests definitely betray my mental...
    alexisblatcher alexisblatcher 18-21, F Feb 16, 2012

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    Models In Magazines

    Picture perfect Cold mannequins Chiseled to stone Cold beauty Cloned classless alabaster Place exactly on shiny pages Luring the youth With images of emptiness Men jerk ing off Imagining such ecstasy In their arms Images of what Never is authentic.... Women who are Real...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I've endured suffering

    that most people my age cant even begin to imagine....its taught me to know how to handle certain situations... but above all its taught to enjoy every minute of the day... I've learned to enjoy the simple things..... To be young when it comes to saving the innocence and free...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Yeah

    I like old music and am generally mature, I don't party until sunrise (anymore), don't drink til im' sick, I am good with money and have goals that I'm working toward. Meanwhile I like kid's cartoons. There are adult cartoon like King of the Hill or Ren n Stimpy that I watch but...
    soulfool soulfool 31-35, F Mar 7, 2012

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    A Reflection On The Balance Between Childhood And The Greying Time, Or: Gee I'Ve Got Some Growing Up To Do!

    I am young, there is no denying my youth. Teenage in years. Called a child by some, with scorn. Too young, they say! oh, but the body is catching up with the years, and behavior is matching as well. But my mind! The things it thinks. Not the pretty colors and shapes of childhood...
    reachmygoalasap reachmygoalasap 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    I Dont Know If I Fit In With This Topic But..

    I feel old and I know that Im not. Life is just going by so fast. I just turned 24 on April 28th but I feel so much younger than that. Im a youngster at heart. I think I will always be permanently stuck at 16. I love Youth and I love looking at life through a younger heart...
    Childish1der Childish1der 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    I see happiness like a child

    but i make choices like an adult :)
    sharpal sharpal 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Understanding Ivy. Understanding Me.

    Only those who have endured sexless unions truly understand how they feel. Cuddled in a ball of the edge of the bed ( "ours" never was). Tears dried on the pillow still damp. How words hang in the air. Silent despair. Leaving these phrases piled one on another....Why don't you...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    Im Very Mature

    I am a very mature person but really young in age I have been through things to make me responsible and thoughtful and mature for someone that is my age
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23, 2012

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    I Refuse to Be Old If I Can't Be a Flower Child

    I am still stuck in the peace movement and refuse to change love into hate and freedom into paranoia and peace into war and parties into gang gatherings.  I hope you all are with me
    peaceonearth1962 peaceonearth1962 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    What is age? How do you define your life's

    progression? Is it by the greying of the hair, the weakening of the limbs, or by the arbitrary measurement of time with years? I am neither old nor young, but growing in experience. Age is truly nothing. Maturity should be the definition of our life. People can attain this at...
    costascova costascova 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Mature and Immature

    Everyone is telling me about what responsibilities I have, that I'm old enough now to realise some things, that I have to be careful because I have exams, but I just am not like that. I am laid-back. But I feel more mature than a lot of people my age. I can debate about things...
    whatsername whatsername 18-21, F Nov 3, 2007

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    Im A Old Soul

    hey whats up im 22 years old from nyc the reason this group cought my eye is because im young. But for some reason i love classic songs more then up to date music.Also i don't go to clubs or parties because i think its a waste of time and drama.another reason i think im a old...
    toosick85 toosick85 18-21 May 7, 2012

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    Life On Hold

    When Iwas 17 I believed that my dreams were on hold for awhile, Just to take this pregnancy to full term, deliver my baby.. Ofcourse I will have time for my baby, but my dream will continue.. So my state of mind has been in a seventeen year old gear ever since, I feel 17, I look...
    TheMoodyArtist TheMoodyArtist 51-55, F Apr 7, 2012

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    The Teenaged Hag

    I'm the teenaged hag, the young girl who acts like she's 38. I'm 18 but I dislike to party. I really don't feel for drama, I find it quite annoying. I don't really like mini skirts and short shorts or apparently my butt doesn't because I feel suffocated in them. I seriously can't...
    boriangel101 boriangel101 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    The Music Has Changed

    Every generation throws another hero off the pop charts... Paul Simon. I was reading a story on EP where the writer referred to Sade as old time R&B.  The Sade I remember was a new young artist.  I was in my late teens when Smooth operator came out.  But that was 30 years ago...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Nov 21, 2012

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    Young And Old At The Same Time :)

    I am only 18 years old and yet i feel so old! Before i even finished high school i gave birth to my son. Having a kid in high school deffinatly makes you grow up fast and makes you feel old. You are not just a student but also a mother. When there is a party coming up and friends...
    Inmyheartforever87 Inmyheartforever87 18-21, F Jul 23, 2012

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    You Are Only As Old As Your Inner Child Feels!

    My friend Linda told me this week that a big part of the reason she loves me is because of my childhood innocense like view of the world around me! I am 44 and I am always still in awe of how the world looks around us and it is reflected in my photography. I love taking...
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M Sep 4, 2013

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    My Toy Projector

                                                                                 When I was about eight years old My gran bought me a childrens slide projector for Christmas made first by Chad Valley and then later by Kenner. I never realised...
    MisterGrey MisterGrey 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Disgusted With This Era.

    Although entertaining i feel so putrid living in the same time with a person who will hear Marche Slave and instantly change it to hear a  a song about men having black women  wiggle their fat ***** in their faces and say "this is real music." This isn't my time, i feel...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 18-21, F Apr 11, 2012

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    Cause I Am Turning 18

    I am guilty. I should be studying now for my overly delayed advertising prelims, but as you see, I am not. I could not force myself to study, and I sincerely feel bad about it. I turned off my laptop, I tried to get some sleep, I literally slapped the...
    katyyoung katyyoung 18-21, F Nov 1, 2012

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    13?

    Hello, since november 2012 i have been 13 years old. i have never really been "with" my generation with pop culture. i also collect old bulky electronics from the 1970s. some people say I'm stuck in the 70s. But i wasn't even alive in the 70s, heck, i only had one month in the...
    coffeelover123 coffeelover123 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    Sure Thing

    Since I remember people have told me I have an old soul. Maybe I have stolen it from an old dude, who knows?. I have this mature way of viewing life and the things that happens to me and the people around me. Sometimes it is difficult to me to understand why my friends make big...
    caritus caritus 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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    Still Feel Like I'm 18!!

    I feel old because of my arthritis, mostly in my knees and left arm.  It is creeping into other joints.  I feel it especially during the cold wet days.  I am 50 years old, but on the inside of me I feel very young.  I still feel like I'm 18.  It's weird how our bodies get...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 11 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Changes

    Since I turned 50 a few months ago, I suppose I have to cop to being middle-aged.   It's the mid-point of 100 afterall.   But despite what some people think ( and you know WHO you are! ) I am not old.I am definitely having more fun these days.   So there's some not so...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Hi

    hio im momo im from morocco i love macking love thats whay im serchineg abeutifull girll
    bokhtam bokhtam 26-30, M Sep 4, 2013

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    Old In Experience, Young In Age

    I grew up with my Mum being disabled (she has multiple scleriosis) and she was diagnosed just a few days before she gave birth to me, so I have only known her to be ill. This meant I had to deal with a lot of complex issues, that my peers had no understanding of. Many times I...
    Tyogani Tyogani 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    I am wise beyond my years

    and I am grateful for it.
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I'm 19 but I feel wise beyond my years.

    I'm not like the others in my age group. I know I've already written a story similar to what I'm going to write now. But I think its interesting when people try corrupting me. I'm not the kind of young woman that would sleep around with guys, get drunk, party hard, deceive, ect...
    QueenofdaJungle QueenofdaJungle 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I'm a Little Girl/grandma

    too often I feel like I'm much older than I actually am. my thoughts are much more...mature and insightful. I've been through so much in just a few years and it feels like I've been through more things than people who ARE older than me. I'm 19. I guess I feel like it IS old...
    inoatheart inoatheart 19-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2008

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    Appreciation

    Although I am young and occasionally like to act as if I am not, I still appreciate, recognize, and enjoy the power of my youth. In 20 years, I'll look back at photos of myself and recall in a way in which I can’t grasp now of how much possibility lay before me. I try not to...
    Saverian Saverian 16-17, M Mar 31, 2013

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    I'm That Good Bipolar

    I'm 26... I look 19 to most and I act 15 on some days... Other days I actually act my age (when it's time to pay rent and take care of home)... I like to have fun! I'm a kid at heart! That's keeping me young... Not to mention I work out! That's keeping me young too! =) What's...
    Blacksheep4 Blacksheep4 26-30 2 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I think people laugh at me

    when I run behind the shopping cart in the parking lot and hop on for a ride. I hope I never stop enjoying life and being just as silly as I want to be.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Old Lady Inside A Young Girl

    I am 22, i have been to a club 3 times in my life, i dont really drink, party or go out often and me and my boyfriend have sex enough to qualify as a old married couple lol...
    LOSTphoenix LOSTphoenix 22-25, F Jun 3, 2012

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    Young Body, Old Mind

    ever since i was young ive felt like i am more mature then other kids my age and even kids older then me. sometimes this can be a good thing when i  need to make a hard descerion or when there is a event or something that needs someone to take charge but it is also sometime...
    aryarivers aryarivers 16-17, F Jan 15, 2012

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    Modern Vs. Old School Woman

    There is an enormous age gap between my parents and myself.  When I was 5 they were 65.  Long story... Sex was never discussed, women were raised to be submissive, we carry handkerchiefs, stay home to raise the children, always wear pantyhose, abstinence is an...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2009

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    State Of Mind

    I feel this group describes me well. I certainly FEEL both young and old....often simultaneously! I'm young at heart. I've never really felt my age, which perhaps stems from the fact that a lot of people perceive me as much younger than I am. Most days I still feel like a girl...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    I'm A Young Old Man.

    Most of my good friends are over 50. I'm 32. It has always been this way. when I was 9, I smoked my first ciggerette with a teenager, he was 16. I thought he was a giant, I remember telling him that is must be really cool to be a teenager. He said yeah, way cool...My first (and...
    MrNotReallySerious MrNotReallySerious 31-35, M May 15, 2012

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