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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    Just because you're young doesn't make them a

    fool and just because you're old doesn't make you wise. True story.
    Shannon87 Shannon87 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    I can be extremely mature at times

    but then I have my moments where I'll pout and throw fits
    Babybellaaa Babybellaaa 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    i have experienced a lot of stuff.

    rape, self harm, being suicidal, losing my best friend to suicide, eating disorders, bullying, mental abuse, and physical abuse. people say that when i talk, (what a talk about, how i talk, the way i talk) and the way i act, (and look haha :P), i seem 20 years old. and do you...
    hurtingbuthealing hurtingbuthealing 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I am sure that in coming few years the legal

    age will go down considerably, keeping in mind the mental growth of the younger people, its really unfair to say that they can not think better for themselves. If its claimed that the human race has made significant advancement intellectually than why is there hypocrisy that...
    geneprint geneprint 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I am 29 I believe I am very Mature

    for my age well most the time, I also believe I am great at giving advice, I'm a very open and honest person, I don't think it's the age that says what ur maturity leave is I think it's more how you look at life and ur background, if u been threw a lot odds are you are more...
    SassyNclassy04 SassyNclassy04 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 2

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    Honestly. It doesn't.

    The 13-15 year olds seem to be more mature then some of the adults on ep, some people need to act their age.
    TrueMiracle TrueMiracle 18-21, M 20 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    Coolzcat Coolzcat 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 10

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    these days it's so sad how ignorant people can

    be. I am Asian and my boyfriends soccer coach who is in his late 40's is cracking offensive and racist jokes about me. It's just sad and honestly so disrespectful. It's one thing for a kid or a teenager to say that stuff, but c'mon a grown man? Thats just childish.
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    A strong man does not loose his temper he is

    simply disappointed. A strong man does not yell, he influences with a whisper. A strong man can be firm yet does so gently. A strong man is powerful yet humble. A strong man is a friend of man …
    extex59 extex59 56-60, M 9 Responses Mar 29

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    lots asking so no in not gay most ny friends

    are even s trannie who is the most kindest loving person i ever met for real
    rickyo777 rickyo777 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have been told I have an old soul.

    I wouldn't know but I do now I am young at spirit. I enjoy long, meaningful conversations. I take pleasure in guiding and helping those in need. I read literature I have people strongly depending on me and I will treat them with care and respect. I am sexually active and mature...
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 16 Responses Jun 2

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    People say they are open-minded

    and not judgmental of people they don't know, but so many people won't talk to me because I'm between the ages of 18-21, or when they do talk to me, it's of a very sexual and personal nature. Don't get me wrong, if it's the right person, then it makes for a fun time. I'm not so...
    Bubblery Bubblery 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I've never been in love.

    I'm too young for it. But I have common sense and I'm not oblivious to life. I constantly hear my friends complain about their boyfriends or their crushes. They say men aren't capable of love and they couldn't be more wrong. Men are and always will be capable of love. They are...
    ZAP67 ZAP67 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    So I am not exactly new here.

    ..I am but I am not...my sister is on here and ya I liked it so now I am:)
    HotKittie HotKittie 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    I have met guys that are under 20,

    and know how to talk to and respect a lady. but I have also met older men that are just perverts.
    Karinamvedo Karinamvedo 18-21, F 32 Responses Jul 8

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    I have no intentions of acting my age

    unless it's a last resort lol
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Let's just say I've seen grown men on here

    arguing with 13 year old girls. 'Nough said.
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    This is soooo true. I've met many young people

    on here in the past who have 'an old head on young shoulders' just as as i have met older people who behave like selfish, senseless brats.
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Men who act like a**holes.

    Women who are still into high school drama. I don't think age is maturity, it's experience and an understanding of how the world works
    sweetietay sweetietay 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    I haven't really grown up.

    I still laugh at kids cartoons and have been known to do stupid things.
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I am so excited to be 18.

    Why? I want to vote. I want to vote so badly and I am so upset I wont be allowed to vote in the Primary for the upcoming election. I know more about these candidates than half of the population who can vote! It's not fair. I've done my research and decided who I want. My parents...
    driftingsanity driftingsanity 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 18

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    Dear 13-17 year olds,

    Old people see us as immature because they see us as the stereotypical teenager. Heart johnnykman
    johnnykman johnnykman 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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    My ex-boss was 65 last year

    and he acted like an angry 6 year old boy. And he still acts like that.
    bezhnech bezhnech 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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    AlizeJ AlizeJ 22-25, F 27 Responses Mar 7

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    babalonely babalonely 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm one of the most immature people in the

    world. I'll tell you why. The other day, I threw a tantrum and accused my mom that she loves my sister more than me. I was shouting and crying like a 5 year old. How old am I you say? 25. Last month, I had a heated argument with a coworker. I was still talking when he slammed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 35 Responses Jul 9

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    I strongly believe that age doesn't define

    maturity. There are some younger people who act mature, and some older people who act immature. I think the amount of years you've been on the Earth has little to say about your potential or the kind of person that you can be.
    KittyCassidy KittyCassidy 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    Everybody always assumes

    that it's teenagers that are rude and disrespectful, but from working with people for my job I can tell you that the majority of the rude clients I deal with are middle-aged adults. Some of the nicest people I've met at my job were other teenagers or young adults, so please stop...
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Age has nothing to do with your mentality.

    Many girls my age love to act like they're the boss and they make fun of other people (I know from experience), and they do all of these childish things. It makes me kinda sad because it gives the impression that every 14 year old is like that, and it's not true at all.
    MsOreo MsOreo 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    In my opinion, maturity doesn't come with age,

    it comes with experience. I find it extremely annoying when adults tell younger people that they are too young to understand something, or they aren't smart enough to understand something because of their age. It seems like a lot of adults act like they are superior to younger...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 18-21, F 33 Responses Feb 8

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 46 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    some people my age are like little kids

    and some kids are like full grown adults, you can't treat people based on age alone, I have had more fun with some younger people than I will ever have with some older
    LauraRiley LauraRiley 36-40, F 12 Responses Feb 7

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    I am 17 :) Once, a person thought i was 23

    XD Because of my personality & the way i spoke. Lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm sorry, but I'm getting sick

    and tired of the comments/messages of people telling me, "you're like 12, you don't know anything about life" I'm sorry, BUT IM 15 FOR GODS SAKE. NOT 12. Also, no, y'all are right, I've never gone to a party, I've never done anything "cool" But guess what? I'm smart...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 26 Responses Jul 14

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    To all you people out there

    who think to yourselves you are ugly, let me tell you this you are so wrong, you are not ugly at all, looks does not define you as a person your heart, soul and the person on the inside does, your appearance on the out side is just a shell of who really are on the inside, okay...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 9 Responses Apr 6

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    Of course. I'm two years old

    but I get that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. I mean that's pretty freakin' awesome.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10

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    One of my pet peeves is adults

    who abuse their wisdom and intelligence and make young adults, like myself, feel as though they're not as intellectually capable as an adult. Comments like "we're having an adult conversation, you wouldn't understand" or, from random adults I've never met to my mother "your...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    Today is my 75th birthday.

    Three quarters of a century has sped past like an express train, leaving me wondering where it all went. I came from a poor but respectable and loving family, an only child but brought up with numerous cousins so never lonely. Apart from a couple of extremely inconvenient...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 18 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Age is just a number .

    . u might be young but mature than someone who is older .. it's not always about being older in age
    amrhany amrhany 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm a 13 year old bi girl.

    Whenever I'm out with my parents or speaking to adults, they all always tell me i carry myself in a very mature manner, and i believe i do. The thing is i don try to, that's just the way i am. I have a brother 6 years older than me, so that could also be a reason I'm so mature...
    Rozay333 Rozay333 13-15, F 20 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    Droy7 Droy7 16-17, M 9 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    I've had a better time with younger people

    than I've had with a lot of people my age, even teenagers, they deserve a lot more credit than we give them. They know more than a lot of people think they do, In a lot of things, a lot of younger guys have taught me a thing or two haha
    SarahMom1978 SarahMom1978 36-40, F 19 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    whatever is in your past just let it be.

    ..it cant be undone...learn from it and move on...don't commit the same mistakes again because if you repeat a mistake it's not a mistake anymore it's a decision...
    CindersAndSmokes CindersAndSmokes 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Theres 12 year olds who behave better

    than 40 year olds so yes age is only a number.
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 14 Responses May 18

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    Ever heard the term, " you mature

    as you grow"? Well have you also heard the term, "who you are now is who you will probably be in 10 years"? I personally say the latter honestly, the difference between your high school self and your adult self is the amount of experience you've gained from living. But even...
    AshesF4ll AshesF4ll 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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