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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    I'm 21 and extremely immature.

    And I know some 14 year olds who are so mature they should 69. Haha 69.
    BitchYouGaveMeTheFuckingClap BitchYouGaveMeTheFuckingClap 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate when some teachers say,

    "you guys are middle school, 13 & 14 years old. You shouldn't be acting like this" bla bla bla ... Like shut up. You are old as **** why are you arguing with young teens 😑😑
    itsthisgirlagain itsthisgirlagain 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    I believe maturity doesn't come with age

    but it comes with experience
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It doesn't matter how old you are.

    I know children who are more mature than elders. Some people are forced to grow mature, while others simply want to stay a child forever. My (older) cousin, for example, is very immature and care-free, and my (younger) sister is very mature and responsible.
    GemmaWeasley GemmaWeasley 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Atromitos Atromitos 31-35 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always feel like I am the parent out of my

    friends I feel like I'm too mature. I mean yes I am fun and do normal teenage stuff but acting obnoxious and inappropriate sorry not down for that.
    Stayfreesailor Stayfreesailor 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    My boyfriend is two years older

    than me, he is my other half and my best friend and has been for two years. Cant picture life without him, age does not define maturity.
    gemmamastro gemmamastro 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I HATE when people look down on me

    and treat me inferiorly because of my age. Everyone older than me assumes that since Im a teen therefore I lack responsibility, respect, common sense and knowledge, and maturity. Since when does being older mean that youre better?
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 16 Responses Jan 26

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    People are who they are.

    Sometimes you might meet the mature teenager or adult. Other times you might meet the immature adult or teenager. But in the end it doesn't matter because everybody has their mature and immature moments. It's when we actually see someone being mature or immature that counts. Age...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    A lot of times, I act like a kid,

    when I can. I'm goofy/silly sometime random and mischievous. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs. I respect other people, as long as they are respectful to other people. I stand up for what is right. I am kind, loving and caring.
    NovaScotia902 NovaScotia902 22-25 5 Responses Jun 20

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    I am SO sick of people telling me my opinion

    doesnt count here because I'm "in the 16-17 age bracket". BULL SH*T!! One the one hand adults think teenagers are completely mindless and know nothing but whenever we participate in this sort of conversation they don't include us, especially when we speak the truth.
    Ilovecharlie Ilovecharlie 16-17, M 7 Responses May 9

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    I'm 19 and had to grow up very quickly due to

    life experiences, by the time I was 17 I was mothering my mother and young brother due to my older brothers death
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 20

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    Maturity is being able to respond to the

    environment in an appropriate manner. Therefore I believe that any person can be mature or immature at any age at any given moment. I also believe there is a time to apply maturity and there are times it is completely acceptable to act immature at any age. Today I received...
    nomorei nomorei 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 9

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    There are some very immature sixty years old.

    There are some very mature sixteen years olds. Experience really is everything!
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    This is true all my life I always been more

    mature than my age in looks and in other ways
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 21

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    Don't judge someone by how much time they have

    spent on this earth. You don't know what they have been through. You don't know what they have done. Never say someone is too old or too young for something unless you know their full story.
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I think that If two people are in Love And

    one is way older than the other As long as Faith Trust and Love is There it shouldn't matter I think that if love is love let it be free Because when u find that person There will never be some one like that And it shouldn't matter if there 7 years older or younger ~Let...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 15 Responses Jul 14

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    Wtf? cause im younger i dont have problems?

    i haven't 'experienced pain', im 'too young to love.' idk what love is? **** you. 'I've been to hell and back and still sit at the bottom of bottle from a drink called loneliness now im wasted away. stuck in the sand dunes, waiting for a tidal wave.." I wrote that, because...
    internationalinspire internationalinspire 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My husband is a 38 year old stuck in the mind

    of a 16 year old child. He makes almost 200,000 a year as a sales person and he works with all his friends. To be honest, he acts like a complete idiot, he has no brains and still does whatever his boys are doing. One funny thing is he's about 70 lbs overweight and puts shorts...
    tammyfl83 tammyfl83 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have developed a pseudo-maturity

    as a result of family breakdown at a young age. I don't believe that ages dictates maturity. I am in my 20s, I am a full time uni student, I work full-time hours, I am a carer/guardian/parental figure for my sister- both financially and emotionally. I am resilient am have learnt...
    makefriendswithchaos makefriendswithchaos 18-21 1 Response Jul 1

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    People 13-15 here don't talk about perverted

    or stupid bullcrap bootlegged things but 40 and older perverted people do so yeah ;-;
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    The only time you know you really love someone

    is if you see them looking the worst they can and being the worst they can, and you still see them as attractive and want to help them xx
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    People Just Don't Get It.

    .. What You Do, Don't Make You The Person You Are. But Actions Speak Louder Than Words And Your Actions Are Followed Be Your Thoughts... A Wise Mind Do Wise Things... Remember That.
    tanasia tanasia 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    My mother is a 12 year old trapped in a 34 year

    old body. Most of the people I know are more mature that her.
    holly2955 holly2955 18-21, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    If you act mature then you should be treated

    that way no matter what and in any situation!
    red00 red00 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I don't believe age defines your level of

    intelligence however i do think it defines how fast you learn and your actions. Age is in portent in areas and for the people who are adults we can't forget that.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've taken care of my mum

    since a young age, she's the child and I'm the mother, she's so immature, actually so is my dad, he acts like a child, he goes in stupid childish moods for no reason, so despite being 28 years younger than both of them I am MUCH more mature than both of them
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 12

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    We can all act more mature

    than our own parents, and more childish than our own children.
    TheLastAngel111 TheLastAngel111 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I am one of the youngest in my year,

    but definitely not the most immature. Teachers still treat everyone like children but expect us to be adults. We're in the middle and we should still have options, but not have to make hard choices right now. I'd really like to make some new friends who are my age, but at the...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have seen little kids act better then most

    teens I believe it's how u handle things not age that defines maturity
    spyroboy4 spyroboy4 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm 13. I'm aloud to talk to people older

    than me. Just because your older than me doesn't mean you have the right to make me feel less than I know I am. I know a lot an even if you know more than me, that's fine. You don't have to go around saying that I'm a child bcos say it to my face, would ya. Think before...
    0mgemily 0mgemily 13-15, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I may be 15 . Already getting into relationships

    but age is just a number i count on my own maturity . If you don't have anything good to say to me please don't say it at all. I know I'm young but these are my choices. I don't care if you have more experience id like to live my life and go on with the consequences of my...
    elitedancer14 elitedancer14 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 23

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    I believe that our experiences do instead

    because we may be young on the outside, but when you look into our eyes- you then see the weariness in our souls like an aged bent back from years of hardship.
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 2 Responses Jun 7

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    Age definitely doesn't define maturity.

    Any one else have thoughts?
    heyitsashley53 heyitsashley53 13-15, F 26 Responses Jul 1

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    It really bothers me

    when people older than me act like they're better. I'm 17, I have a best friend who's 26, one who's 15, one who's 18 etc... I think the boundaries people put on age is so silly. {except when it comes to obvious things like 12 yr old dating a 20 yr old things like that.} like...
    auudball auudball 16-17, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know young people who are incredibly mature

    for their age, as well as people who have been on the planet a very long time but still behave like children. Maturity is a choice, not an act of nature. In regard to myself, I have no idea...I think I'm a little of both :p
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I saw a barefoot guy getting rocked like a baby

    in my church he wasn't struggling to get down but he was reaching down and I'm the only one who saw it HE WAS FREAKIN SEXY AND HIS FEET WERE HOT
    oreo8740 oreo8740 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    To be honest, for a teenager,

    I think I'm pretty mature. I know I may have my kid moments but I have basically raised myself since I was about 8. I now buy my own clothes, shoes, products (makeup, straighteners, hair dye, etc etc), and cook for my family including on holidays. And I also have a couple of...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    My granddad is lik 75

    and he's still just a big child, which is really funny most of the times
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have always been the person

    who never partied, never wants to drink, never has tried any drugs. I just never really had the mind set of my age, & I know others can be the same way.
    kennalynn67 kennalynn67 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Very true. We all see

    and read the news routinely. Some of us have even dated the narcissistic an learned it first hand.
    gr8pretender gr8pretender 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm a 13 year old constantly mistaken

    for a 30 year old based on how I act/talk on multiple websites. Oops
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 17 Responses Apr 7

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    Age is not an indicator of one's maturity.

    I know a few people who are in their 40s, 50, and 60s who act just like little kids when they do not get their way . On the other hand, I know many who are 18 to 21 and they are very mature for their age.
    momanddaughteratbeach momanddaughteratbeach 36-40, F 4 Responses May 5

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    You wouldn't believe my age

    because of this! Your age does not define you by a long shot! It depends on YOU and how you act! Not what your birth certificate says!
    mywhol3world mywhol3world 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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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 22 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm 13 years old with goals ahead of me

    and a load if experience with death. Most 13 year olds nowadays care more about boys and how short they can get their skirts. I, however am more interested in doing well in school so I can carry on with my education to become a Counselling Psychologist. I also want a Lamborghini...
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not too sure on that

    but it's experience that defines maturity....
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm 20 and yet I present myself

    as a grown man, not on how I look but how I act and respond. A lot of the people around my age don't seem to get a grasp the idea of becoming older and act as though they are young teenagers. I understand the fact of aging is inevitable and figured I should start acting older...
    KingTutt56 KingTutt56 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Since entering college,

    everyday finally seemed normal. Never managed to fit in high school. I was no nerd and no idiot. I was simply smart. Smart enough to chose "alone" rather than their childish groups. Until the bullying and the fights, the suspensions and the surprises.
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    It's great that u have a big winky,

    but I don't want to hear about it, unless you've poked your self in the eye with it lol 😂
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Related Experiences

    My dad's 48, and I've met 8 year olds

    who were more mature than him...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    You can't expect an 18 year old to be as mature as a 40 year old. Of course, experiences do matter, but I'm talking on the basis of a broader perspective.
    TheAverageIdiot TheAverageIdiot 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    i always liked young girls and never knew why i would get these hot model types but end up unhappy and not in a great relationship, well cause as you age priorities change, people...
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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