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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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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 13 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    But it wish I could actually live according to

    my age... Sometimes I get tired of being so mature
    ElizabethRives ElizabethRives 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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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 12 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    People used to say I looked younger

    but acted older. Now I look older and act even older and more mature. I'm only 19, people think I'm like 25. It's flattering, it's just annoying sometimes because it's like I can't enjoy things with my peers sometimes.
    Beijodeabacaxi Beijodeabacaxi 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 44 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 22 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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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    Age is just a measurement of how long you lived,

    not maturity, Maturity is measured with experience.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    When my preschoolers say something insulting to

    one another I don't scold them but redirect them in a healthy manner. When my students at my coaching job lose track of what activity we are doing I don't scold them but redirect them in a cordial manner as well. Well when it comes to those who curse us we shouldn't lose our...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 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 20 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    it doesn't i live in a community were children

    are expected to be more mature than most today. i look at my oldest daughter whose 16 and know this. she can already do everything that most grown women can do.
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 10 Responses Apr 6

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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, 2014

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    I'm 14 I'm 14 I'm 14 I'm 14 I'm 14 years old.

    End of story. Pack ya bags.
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 8 Responses Apr 15

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    Droy7 Droy7 13-15, M 9 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    You should never let anyone control you,

    you are not a mat for them to walk over, you are not a toy for them to throw you away when they are done with you, you are human with emotions same as everyone else, don't let people control who you are and who you want to be, because it is your life, do what you want, be who...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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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 8 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I love when I encounter men on here

    who think they know everything, are rude to the person they are talking to and then tell me - when I call them out on their bullshit - that I'm just a child who doesn't know anything and tell me to "be quiet while grown ups are talking". Yeaaah, very mature when you look down on...
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Im talking to this girl tht i met online

    and within the first few hours of us talking, she tells me she's a ******** and she has a year old son. Usually this would be some tht made me not mess with u, but i really like and hasnt been three days yet.
    msftsprisca msftsprisca 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sitting at 28, feeling 58,

    listening to 5 year old terms from mouths 7 times my age. What a numbers game we play.
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 16

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    AlizeJ AlizeJ 22-25, F 31 Responses Mar 7

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    I have realized in life

    that there is always a balance, there is always good and where there is good there is evil, where there is light there is dark, where there is heaven there is hell, where there is happiness there is sadness, where there is life there is death, where there is god there is the...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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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 13-15, M 6 Responses Jan 15

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    Yes this is the true age should not define

    maturity when I was a kid parents would say Kids should be seen and not heard I think you misunderstood what the meaning of raising a child is a child is supposed to be the most important part of your life anyway met many young kids whose maturity level are impressive if you get...
    Daddyslovingarms Daddyslovingarms 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    AGE DOES NOT MATTER IN A RELATIONSHIP.

    ........ITS ABOUT COMMITMENT........AND UNDERSTANDING........
    priestmiller777 priestmiller777 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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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 16-17, F 34 Responses Feb 8

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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 11 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    So I blocked my manager on all social media

    and now he's acting sensitive. I only blocked him because I thought he following too closely and for the wrong reasons. we use to joke about my old assistant manager's Facebook and he would show me his pictures. Not even a half hour after I did it, he had people asking questions...
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    And society proves it.

    Harrys law help. http://youtu.be/-5Tw3Q3wQbs http://youtu.be/tNilDRiEUnQ
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 8

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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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    Generally, you may think

    that an older person is always more mature than a younger person. However, I've talked to several younger people who were more mature than their seniors or others older than them. I don't think that age defines maturity, because it doesn't always. A person's maturity is defined...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 19 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Something that drives me nuts is how people

    assume because I'm 15 that I act like a child. I'm not a child anymore. I'm expected to act like a young adult by my parents and community in 2 weeks in fact I'll be married. The fact I'm pregnant has little to do with it too. We were already engaged I'm not what you would...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's funny how... At my grandmas funeral ( she

    died on Christmas and we got Christmas late...sad part is I felt nothing and now I feel very little cause my low connection with family )..but my sister wanted to do a small speech and they wouldn't let her until they found out I was going up there too...and she's older than me...
    lilybunny944 lilybunny944 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    shanzehrizvi shanzehrizvi 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I will be 18 this fall,

    but I can't join certain sites because "you have to be 18+". Gosh it's annoying. -_-
    Lolinondoda Lolinondoda 16-17, F 33 Responses Mar 5

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    I've been blocked by somebody just

    because he couldn't understand my point, I tried elaborating further for him and he just out right blocks me. WTF?!
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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 believe that maturity actually should define

    age. People look at me and think oh he's just a young fella, probably into partying and drinking... Those are the two things I'm not into.
    collegekid2016 collegekid2016 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Since I was... 12 or 13 I've had people mistake

    my age by about 3 years more usually. Being raised by my grandma has given me a very mature state of mind and I respond to things in life as such. This may seem like a negative thing to some but I believe it to be very positive for my life. Though I have had some strange...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    My milf gf is 43 and lays out in skimpy bikinis.

    She especially likes attention from younger guys. Willing to share these pics with 18 to 20 year old guys.
    hisher76 hisher76 41-45, M Apr 1

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    I still find myself asking the question,

    at what age does one feel like an adult?
    MzOnceUponAtime MzOnceUponAtime 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I learned about the obedience to authority

    that is expected from us, the hard way this week. A professor offended me so much with what he said, and showed me no respect whatsoever, and expected me to listen to his orders which I disagreed with. And I'm sure he thought he could do this because he's a professor and I'm...
    Lila234577 Lila234577 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    Do inform me. What does the physical age of a

    person say about them, other than the amount of years that they have been living here? An age has no set limitation. For instance- some people learn to walk or talk earlier or later than others. It isn't weird. This is similar to maturity. You see, physical age and mental age...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 1

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    My mom talked to me about being in a "child's

    place" .. That always annoys me. Don't dumb me down or talk down to me cause of age, some of us are wiser beyond our years and more wise at 5 than a person at 40.
    lilybunny944 lilybunny944 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Age was never a restriction ( except some law).

    ..anyone who want to eat lollipop, can eat it anytime..for this to be a child is not necessary....even a person who is 100+ can flirt eith someone he wants to....40+ can watch cartoon & laugh as loud as possible...for this we only need to think about ourself, no matter what will...
    notknowmyself notknowmyself 18-21, F 8 Responses