I Am Old and Young At the Same Time

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    My age is old but I'm not ancient,

    my body has problems that come with age, but my spirit is younger and I'm young at heart.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 16, 2013

    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, 2014

    Through A Child's Eyes

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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

    I am 62. But I am still growing

    and loving every minute!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    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
    51-55, M
    Oct 30, 2014

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2008

    I am wise beyond my years

    and I am grateful for it.
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    youthfulness is like a jolt of dapper,

    remorse of age is no more than death of the psyche
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    Age say 36 and going into 37 next month 25th.

    But inside i am in the mood of youth stage as have experience of my life time. Although most hear the age and say wow and walk away. I can be hell fun to be around and make a lot laugh and enjoy the time together. The thing is having mix of youth&mature personality make you...
    joemane36 joemane36
    36-40, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2013

    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
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2014


    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

    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
    6 Responses Jun 4, 2012

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014


    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

    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

    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, 2014

    Life can be such a rollercoaster ride!

    One minute everything is so perfect that you think there is nothing in this world that can go wrong now! Then WHAM! The one and only thing you didn't see comes out of nowhere and blindsides you with such force it knocks you to the ground! Devastating your whole existence...
    totallytea totallytea
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    I feel like I have seen a thousand

    civilisations grow and fall and yet I am surprised at seeing new things on earth.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    May 22, 2015

    You know you're no longer your parents' baby

    when you fall asleep on the sofa, and you wake up on the sofa the next morning. )':
    metaphornographic metaphornographic
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    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
    mndcndy172 mndcndy172
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    Nov 3, 2007

    Today is the oldest you've been

    but the youngest you'll ever be.
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2014

    eheh... literally. 's kinda a weird

    when y' say it like that.
    WheatleyC0re WheatleyC0re
    70+, M
    Nov 27, 2014

    So... you're average.

    Congratulations! Now moving on.
    TheMindBlower TheMindBlower
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    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 me 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...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 2, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2013

    I am in my early 40s.

    Always mistaken to be younger. I age but I do not want to be old. There is so much more to life than just sitting back waiting for a pension check. I have no qualms about being called a cougar. I am a career woman, a mama bear, an urban warrior, a seeker --- and heck, I can put...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 25, 2015


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

    I see happiness like a child

    but i make choices like an adult :)
    sharpal sharpal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    Oct 31, 2014
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