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I Am Old and Young At the Same Time

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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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    When you are young you have dreams

    and ambitions and as you grow old everything turns to a hazy blur. You look back and find too many failures, you hope to do better in future but you are racing against time. And in the end you lose.
    AverageSized AverageSized 46-50, M Jun 30

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    mndcndy172 mndcndy172 36-40, M Sep 11

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    My spirit is young yet I am

    so very old... "The spirit is willing, yet the flesh is weak" or Russian Translation: "The vodka is strong, but the meat is putrid"
    elKraken elKraken 70+ 1 Response Nov 14

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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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    I'm either a very old child,

    or a very young senior. I have a medical condition that makes me very weak; one of my hands is as strong as a 5 year olds, and the other has the power of a 70 year old.
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F Oct 31

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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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    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 3 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 2 Responses Mar 26

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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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    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...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Feb 15

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    yes and this is my problrm i always have old

    friends and older guys i want to date but im always so young for them it sucks i have but only but one friend nd never been in a relationship. i tried but they never even begin with guys my age
    Zaquoya Zaquoya 18-21, F Nov 7

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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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    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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    My mom keeps telling me

    that I'm "27 going on 87." Usually because I act like I'm an old lady. What can I say, I have an old soul.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Oct 31

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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 3 Responses Feb 17, 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 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Decidedly middle aged that's

    for sure. But I do feel young at heart. Always up for a laugh and love spending time with youngsters
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 30

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    It is a strange feeling

    and hard to explain. In many ways I feel so more mature than most people. When it comes to for example politics or general world view, I feel so much better informed than most people of any age. My opinion seems so much better thought through and detailed and so many people seem...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 day ago

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    The American Rennaisance

    I have envisioned the following happening/having happened since I first accesseed the internet, in its early form at about 6 or 7 years old. Imagine fora moment a burgeneoning young child top of their class, steps onto google after having seen a comercial saying that it would...
    jehova jehova 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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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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    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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    I see happiness like a child

    but i make choices like an adult :)
    sharpal sharpal 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 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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    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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    eheh... literally. 's kinda a weird

    when y' say it like that.
    WheatleyC0re WheatleyC0re 70+, M 1 day ago

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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 have always felt old

    than i am When i was about 11 i felt like i was 16 and when i was 13 i remember getting along with my sisters friends who was 18 better than my own
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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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 3 Responses Jan 28

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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 22-25, F Nov 3, 2007

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    Maybe from birth. But definitely

    since the car wreck. But nobody cares.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Sep 8

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    69 and still horny as hell

    and feeling I could do anything. Well not quite verything any more!
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 15

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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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    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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    I believe that age per se is just a number,

    especially when you get older. Being around (positive) people most of the time and taking good care of yourself helps a lot to feel younger than your "mathematical" age.
    MichaelaEis MichaelaEis 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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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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    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 7 Responses Jun 4, 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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    Seeing With A Kids Eyes

    At nearly 52,I like to think Im a mature grown man.Yet there are times and places that cause Me too see thru the eyes of a child.When out hiking in naturefor instants.I may find a new plant or animal that I have never seen before and there is no denying that im filled with so...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Oct 1, 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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    Today is the oldest you've been

    but the youngest you'll ever be.
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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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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