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I Am Too Old to Be Young But Too Young to Be Old

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    the # system is order at its best,

    no longer the language of our society . . . we grow bored so easily
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I fret over those who are hurting,

    feel the weight of the world on my shoulders, stress over bills, stress with meeting expectations... And yet love cartoons, having water gun fights, seeing what shapes I can see in the clouds... In short the adult who cherishes the childlike wonder remaining in my heart.
    SnakebitMojo SnakebitMojo 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    zemli zemli 22-25, M Jul 6, 2015

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    I'm so glad someone put this into words.

    Because this is exactly how I feel everyday
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F Nov 7, 2015

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    Every time I hear about the anniversary of a

    movie that seems like yesterday, I cringe at the thought of how fast the years have passed by. Today I hear it's been 20 years since the first Toy Story.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    I'm 45...do I FEEL 45?

    No. It's still crazy to me that I'm this age. I get along with people of all ages basically...but more so with people that are younger than me...sometimes a lot younger. I have friends who are in their early 20's. Of course, when I hang out with them I FEEL old...but most...
    RubyLane RubyLane 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2014

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    Its a mid life crisis.

    My body says be old. My soul says go play.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 11, 2015

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    Snap Crackle and Pop came to visit

    and never left :-(*click
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2015

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    Who remembers this? (Pic attached) I haven't

    even seen this in years!!! But I was shopping Sunday and I saw it. My kids saw me taking a pic of it and said "mommy what is that?" I replied "it's a pack of gum" They picked it up and felt it then the oldest said "that's a lot of gum for one pack, but why does it feel like it's...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 12 Responses Jan 20

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    I never got to have the normal experiences of

    youth that most have (because my mom raised me very religiously and expected me to do too much for her) so I don't want to be a "grown-up". At the same time, I have health issues that make me feel older physically than I do in my head.
    allshadesofgrey allshadesofgrey 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 6, 2015

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    Age is irrelevant. Our existence is based upon

    the fire within is, a caliber destiny roaring inside of our souls. Yet, the realization of age torments any human. Why fear growing gray hair, when it's our souls that blacken? Why linger over a few wrinkles when our demeanor is the aspect that folds over? Why would you want to...
    Auxillaries Auxillaries 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Spent my life as it was supposed to be.

    I grew up got a job go married had kids raised kids. Kids went away, marriage went away job stayed lol.. I got fat old and started to see the changes of age. Then I woke up and hit that mid life crisis that I thought didn't really exist. It does exist and its a pain in the...
    lovemeback lovemeback 51-55 3 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    I feel young and see myself

    as young most days and then some youngster says, "Thanks, ma'am and blows it for me. ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Mar 6, 2015

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    I'm too young but fill older

    than my grandmother most times. Afraid to go out and live life, and if I do then I'm afraid to do it alone. Alone, Alone it sucks but Hey whatever
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2015

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    I wonder when being "absent minded" turns to a

    bigger problem of reality. I try not to panic when I open the pantry to put a fridge item in. I stop and regain my focus.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2015

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    I have a professional job at 22

    and I am already graying from stress.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Mirror Man

    Yeah, not coping at all well with the old fart in the mirror. Who is he? Surely it can't be me! I still feel the same -inside- as I did in my 20s. Except I get tired more easily, and women don't look twice at me any more...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 7 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    pinkplink pinkplink 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6, 2015

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    I have such an old soul

    that it is masked by my innocent nature as a barrier to protect my inner being of energy, aka my soul. it comes off as annoying and immature but the most understanding of all.
    reyofsun reyofsun 18-21, F Nov 9, 2015

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    Half the people my age try

    and remain forever young and do the same **** they were doing at 18/19 and the other want to become old and dull and give up on having fun, meeting new people, trying new things etc. I don't want either of those things.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Dec 2, 2015

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    I'm too young to feel this old.

    >)):( the amount of worries I have for my age is astounding.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 1 Response Jan 22

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    30 can classify as this,

    right?. i think it is an awesome experience title. I am often constantly stuck between being like.. "jesus, they behave so child-like" or "damn these old minded people are so borring and dull"
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I'm only 20 but I saw things in the past decade

    than most people witness in their lifetime.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 24

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    tnomrev tnomrev 61-65, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2015

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    True. Old enough to have the means necessary

    and young enough to be willing to try new things. Awesome ain't it?
    shyguyat55 shyguyat55 51-55, M Dec 21, 2015

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    I've grew up very fast in my childhood due to

    certain circumstances. However I Still Want To Enjoy Many things. I'm not old lol I guess and I'm very young at heart. Growing old is mandatory growing up is optional. He'll enjoy life because guess what. You'll never make it out alive anyway.
    Jllovin Jllovin 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    I'm a 20 year old trapped in this older body,

    , but then I don't look my real age and I'm as active as a 20 year old so I will have reverse birthdays from now on....
    theonlymaster theonlymaster 70+, M Jan 26

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    I'm 21 With 25 Years Of Experience

    I was "bummed" about being in a car accident and not being able to do the things I wanted to do. Like dance, swim, power walk, etc.I had to get well from being pretty banged up in the wreck.  The doctor wanted me to understand that I needed to get well and that things take time...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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    Ready To Settle Down...

    At this age, 19, a college student should reflect on their attributions to society and how to maintain a proper balance between adulthood and education. We are to live wildly, party like it's 1999, drink until our livers are screeching with aching pain, but not me. I did my 18...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I think I am going through a pre mid life

    crises! At the age of 28 I feel like I have missed out on not having more blinding nights out raving until sunrise. I could have carved a different career for myself even though I like the one I have. I would have liked to have had more mindless amazing sex. I want to still be...
    JuniperHendrix JuniperHendrix 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2015

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    I feel like this is the most painful place to be

    because you don't fit in. Anywhere. And where are you supposed to go?
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    When I was a little girl I really loved the

    swings. I think all children did. I remember that feeling of flying as high as possible. It seemed as though the sky would swallow me up, and I welcomed it. Then when I finally felt free, I would jump. It was the closest I felt to flying. I'm different now. Something has changed...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 22

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    seriously. that'll be 26,

    too young to be, but too old to be.lol
    vf702 vf702 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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    ConnorWalsh ConnorWalsh 18-21, M Jul 6, 2015

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    bokading bokading 31-35, F Jan 23

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    How Old Is Too Young?

    When I got to 45 I simply stated that Iwas half way to 90 and left it at that. Since then, helped no doubt by the fact that my wife gets words and thoughts tangled, I have started substituting one word for another just because it sounds similar - but means something...
    hawk2002 hawk2002 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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