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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    Have been hurt as proof.

    Unfortunately.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    When it comes to student

    and teacher relationships, it's bs. If you are in college and do it with your teacher and your 18 and older... What is the problem? The student knows what they are doing and so does the teacher. They are people. If a 19 year old does it with a 34 year old they aren't behind bars...
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    My sister is screaming "WHERE'S THE MARKER" at

    my poor nephew. I want to fell for him but........ i played and beat all the Dead Space games.LMFAO! Damn you EA.
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M Mar 10

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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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    At a certain age, some people question

    who they truly are and what they are, we are all who we are, we do not choose to be this way we are born it, think we are all human no? So that's means we are all equal, we all breathe the same air, we all live on earth, we all have emotions, we all live we all die, we are all...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    problem with maturity is the same

    as anywhere else - the ideas most mature cannot be identified as that by people of lesser maturity so even "maturity" gets a victim of the masses idiotae
    IncarnationofRealism IncarnationofRealism 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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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    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 36 Responses Feb 8

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    AlizeJ AlizeJ 22-25, F 36 Responses Mar 7

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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 15 Responses Feb 7

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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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    My 4-year-old niece saw my tears.

    She hugged me... and all of a sudden... started crying. She didn't say anything... didn't ask why... just was there for me... showing empathy in the sincerest way ever. That was the sweetest, most touching moment in my entire life. It put a big smile on my face... and quite...
    TanTan90 TanTan90 22-25, F 14 Responses Jan 29

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    I guess I'm the only 20-something in the world

    that forces herself to sleep by watching Tinker Bell movies on her phone to dream about Never Land ^^ loool
    TanTan90 TanTan90 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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

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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, 2014

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    We are Celebrating mothers day all happy

    and smiling, but my heart goes out to those who can not celebrate it with their mothers, my heart is to you all, keep strong and your chin up, always here if anyone needs someone to talk to about anything.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M Mar 15

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    based off the quote I believe that's true.

    I understand that the law states that it's illegal but to me, if it's real then they should accept and shut their off. I mean I have seen loved ones go through **** because of their 3 years + more age difference. The funny thing is that, my sister she had a crush on a family...
    HonestlyAlyassa HonestlyAlyassa 13-15, F Mar 3

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    You can close your eyes to the things you don't

    want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 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 13 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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    I believe this because I have met many

    underclassmen this year that are significantly more mature than about half of our senior class. I'll talk to them faster than I'll talk to most of the seniors. Don't get me wrong, we're goofy when we can be but majority of the time we know when to stop. On top of that, this...
    Good4It Good4It 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days 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 12 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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

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    I have no intentions of acting my age

    unless it's a last resort lol
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I had been wearing boys clothes ever

    since I was 4 years old. Since the only terms I had heard of was gay or "tomboy" then that's what I called myself . . . . . until my mother showed me a documentary of someone who was transsexual. I learned about it more online. The term fit how I felt perfectly. It's like you...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 24

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    The gossip, the know-it-all,

    the manipulator, the daddy's girl/boy, the gold-digger, the thief, the abuser, etc. They come in all shapes, sizes, genders and ages. From what I've seen/experienced, the level of ones maturity varies from hour to mood to situation. But the greatest level of maturity (imo...
    SweetKrazyChill SweetKrazyChill 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Have hope, believe in yourself,

    when you do you can achieve anything, dream big, live big, hope big and be happy.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M a week ago

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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 18 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    People need to see, it's not about sexuality

    it's about how big your heart is how amazing and beautiful your personality is because it is not about what you are but about who you are, not what your sexuality is, it does not define you as a person it is apart of you and so is many more things, your sexuality is simply a...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 7

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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 38 Responses Mar 5

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    Everyone has always told me I seem much more

    older than my true age. They add on a year or two, but does it really make a difference? I think not. I just seem older because I choose to word myself and present myself in a specific manner. It doesn't mean that I have a stick up my butt; I am goofball too, but I choose my...
    DaffodilDeary95 DaffodilDeary95 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 26

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    Each and everything is a lesson,

    every time we get knocked down, we get up ever stronger.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M Mar 14

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

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    I'm nearly 16 and I can go from having a

    serious deep conversion with someone to watching cartoons while wearing my batman pajamas eating coco pops :D ^_^ :3
    greenconverse greenconverse 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Don't ever judge a person by their looks,

    they could have the biggest heart, biggest soul, they maybe the kindest most caring person you will ever meet, but you will never know if you judge them before you know them, we are all equal, we all breathe the same air, we all have emotions, we all need food and water to live...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M a week ago

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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 21 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Live in the now, live in today,

    today is a gift, that's why it is known as the present, everyday is a new day a fresh start, yesterday is the past, the past is the past, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, so take each day as a blessing, and keep on smiling, nobody knows whats behind the corner, but...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M Mar 18

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    Maybe I care too much,

    but its only because I believe everyone deserves to be Happy and loved, friendly and passionately, and I refuse to be the person who gives up on someone, who needs it the most, why? Some people might ask me, I say because I know what that feels like, and no one, should ever have...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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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 13 Responses