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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    My cousin in more mature

    than most of the adults on here ._. And she's 8.
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 8 Responses Sep 3

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    When I was younger I always hung out with the

    big kids. I always felt as if I was smarter than them. Especially when it came to problem solving. I still chill with people older than me its more my cup of tea, I find people my age are immature not all but the ones who happen to surround me are just ridiculous. My mom always...
    mimibaby82 mimibaby82 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 10 Responses Nov 29

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    My sister in law is 26

    and acts like she's 16 lol. Age definitely doesn't define maturity.
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Have met people, quite strangely in their quite

    matured period of age, yet too juvenile when it comes to making judgement or even talking for that matter. Also, on contrary found lot of young teen nymphs who have much brighter though than anyone of their age group. So age has nothing to do with maturity as it's experience...
    thesnug thesnug 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 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 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm just going to post this little something I

    came up with, because my friend pulled the, "I'm older than you so listen to me" card. Ageing is a process, Yet age is but a number. And even though wisdom comes with age, It is knowledge that equals power, Thus it doesn't really mean much does it, To say that you are older. I...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    yes young age doesn't equal lack of capacity

    or lack of maturity or wisdom.
    Hermeister Hermeister 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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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

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    I may be a teenager but I still love Hello

    Kitty, pandas, and Disney. People say to me "Grow up. You are so immature. Be an adult." We'll I'm not an adult until I'm eighteen so ha! I can act like a ten year old if I want to. I don't but I can if I want to. Some people give me weird looks when I talk about Mario or Fable...
    LittleRose18 LittleRose18 16-17, F 14 Responses Nov 15

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    While age obviously can contribute to maturity,

    there are some people, like myself who never really grow up, at least on the inside. Likewise, there are plenty of young people who are "old beyond their years." Oddly enough, I think I was one of the latter when I was young, which may in part be why I wish I could be a...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Maya Angelou once said

    that u can pay bills, have children, a home and a car but that doesn't make u mature, it just makes u an adult
    Ashtyn18 Ashtyn18 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 10

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    I think age is just a number

    and young people can act in more mature way than some older people. Wisdom can be found in the young and it doesn't always come with age.
    Hermeister Hermeister 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 3

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    I have Anxiety, OCPD,

    Depression, and I'm severely OCD. The love of my life lives in Heaven. I have helped save lives of people my age and younger. I have been suicidal and gotten help for it. I have been to a Psychiatric hospital but got out because I had a panic attack. I do not want sympathy. I...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 29

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    Since I was a child, I have always gotten on

    better with people older than me. Sure I had friends my age, but when I was like 8 or 9, I was spending more time with teenagers, when I was 15-16 my friends were mostly 18-20 and now that I'm 21, the people I hang out with are 25 and up. Am I just mature for my age or is this...
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Maturity can be defined simply by a persons

    attitude, little else! Age isn't relevant to it as much as everyone might think. Upbringing is a factor, a practicality in the definition.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 16 Responses Nov 19

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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 5 Responses Jul 12

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    My sister is a year and a half older

    than I am and based off how I act, people believe I'm older
    kassilikescookies kassilikescookies 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I've met some young people

    who were mature and losers that are not, there are always exceptions
    HouseMommy HouseMommy 36-40, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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 13 Responses Nov 22

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    Just because you are 18-21 doesn't mean you are

    mature, mentally. There are very immature people that age, I'm sure. A 13-15 year old could know better then a 18-21 year can. I just hate when "adults" on here tell me, "oh u r 13 so u r not mature at all! ur just a child". Not true.
    xMikayla xMikayla 13-15, F 15 Responses Jul 31

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    Age doesn't define maturity.

    Some kids are forced to grow up quick. They learn what work is and raising a family is even if it's just them taking care of their younger siblings while their mom is working two jobs to put a meal on the table. I despise whatever makes "adults" think that all kids of all ages...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I'm 24. I know I'm still young

    but I feel old sometimes. I don't think that's shocking because the majority of my friends around my age say they feel the same. But..it's a little weird cuz emotionally I can still be childish and physically I'm doing well. I still LOVE to enjoy life and have fun.. but there's...
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 4

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    Droy7 Droy7 13-15, M 9 Responses Aug 6

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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 23 Responses Aug 18

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    babylonkush babylonkush 70+, M 5 Responses Dec 11

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    I have no intentions of acting my age

    unless it's a last resort lol
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 11 Responses Nov 10

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    I like to tell people I'm underaged to see how

    hungry boys react! Guess what! Most of the adult boys I do this to get turned on by it!
    AmandaDaily AmandaDaily 13-15, F 9 Responses Nov 22

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    And now you've dissolved into slinging personal

    insults and pulling the age card. Age does not determine maturity level, Mr/Ms/* "not a big fan of unnecessary arguments".
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My Spanish teacher told me today 'your not two

    so you can do it'. I swear I was about to punch him right there. I hate it when people define maturity by age. You could be a 16 year old but be really mature or you could be a 40 year old and you could be childish. AGE DOESNT DEFINE MATURITY
    AskingAllTimeHorizon1 AskingAllTimeHorizon1 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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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 20 Responses Aug 2

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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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    Jakefromlynntech Jakefromlynntech 18-21, M 12 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm 18 and I act like I'm like 2

    or 3 >~< so uh yeah age absolutely doesn't define maturity
    diaperedlittlegirl diaperedlittlegirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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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 Jul 26

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 46 Responses Aug 18

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    Writing the lyric ‘Boys only want love

    if it’s torture.’: “I was thinking about this – boys only want love if it’s torture and a constant chase. Men want love if it’s real, right, healthy and consistent. Any girl who’s really thought a lot about romance and relationships and break-ups has determined...
    QueenS0fia QueenS0fia 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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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 Jul 28

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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 15 Responses Jan 26

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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 23 Responses Nov 29

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    I'm not cross, I just think it's pointless

    continuing dialogue after childish barbs are thrown into the mix. You blocked, so you *must* be the *winner*. Congrats.
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    hondurananonymous hondurananonymous 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    You're right.. Everyone assumes I'm,

    on average, 10yrs younger than I really am. I've always tried to take good care of myself and I realized a while back that almost all of the stresses we punish ourselves with is unnecessary. Live & breathe. Most people act like they have to change their behavior because another...
    GemiNancer GemiNancer 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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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 13-15, F 12 Responses Oct 21

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    Ideally, maturity is being able to respond to

    situations in an appropriate manner. Lots of people learn that in different ways. Some people learn how to deal with certain situations differently than others, because let's not forget, everyone is different. Modernized societies and cultural societies alike expect a higher...
    Crena212 Crena212 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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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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    U think ur grown cause you smoke weed

    and going to clubs? B**** please i have a job pay bills and i study , thats being grown .i.
    sk109345 sk109345 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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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 4 Responses Jun 20

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    shanzehrizvi shanzehrizvi 22-25, F 18 Responses Nov 21

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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
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 14 Responses Apr 7

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    Although I'm only 21 I have a good head on my

    shoulders and I know where I'm goin in life
    diandre diandre 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 22

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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...