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    and intelligence. I think people

    who do judge others based on their age is because they can't accept the fact that there are people younger than them who're more mature and intelligent. I'm not afraid to accept that fact because if I didn't then I'd be lying to myself. I have a lack of knowledge and maturity...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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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 32 Responses Feb 8, 2015

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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 17 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I am going to be 32 in November.

    I am not really that mature yet but I do try hard to act my age on experience project. So far I am doing okay.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 24 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    Im in total agreement with this question.

    At 11 years old I had to take of myself and siblings cause my mom was sowing her oats with men. I lost my dad at 11 years of age. We were a close net family and practically lived at church. So when my dad died mom went hog wild which left me to take care of things. Grew up quick...
    lilprincess09 lilprincess09 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 27, 2015

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 16-17, F 45 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    It doesn't, what makes you mature is what

    you've been through and/or what ur going through now
    ckitty44 ckitty44 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    I am appalled at how old some of these "grown"

    folks act when it comes down communicating on EP. The lack of maturity from the middle age and up adults is really pathetic, I had more adult conversations with some of the freakin' minors here than half of the adults I interacted with! All this trolling and pettiness is just...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 26 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    My sister who is 25 has been acting like an

    obnoxious brat. Believe me, she is a despicable sister! We are 4 kids in the family, her being the oldest and I the second.. I'm 21... So there's only a 4-years gap between us. Anyway, ever since coming back from Japan, she has been very mean to me. She disses me and makes...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 15

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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 18 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    All my friends act older

    than they are. It's like they can't wait to be old and boring. I hate hanging around with them because I'm always silly and they keep just wanting to look cool and sexy and stuff but I just want to mess around and be weird. Honestly, they give me a row! It's like hanging out...
    sammiexukx sammiexukx 16-17, F 9 Responses Jan 24

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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 11 Responses May 18, 2015

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    Just because I'm 19 doesn't mean

    that I think like a 19th year old. I think like an 11th year old! Sort of... I'm not as innocent, but I'm not as experienced.
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I kinda hate how everyone in the "lm the other

    women group" says that no one understand what they are going through because they are to "young". and that everything isn't "black and white" they really love using those to things to try and justify or explain what ever they do. it's like if you had a job and your boss told...
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    thataussiebloke thataussiebloke 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    Someone online : I bet ur like 12 Me : I'm

    actually 11 but okay. Person : no way ur a pedo no 11 year old talks like that Me : are you kidding me? -__-)
    trulyotaku trulyotaku 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Growing old is mandatory,

    growing up is optional
    WdotUdotK WdotUdotK 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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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 13 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    I feel that alot of teenagers

    or young adults are way smarter and more reflective than "grown-ups". sometimes I wonder where their brains are..
    Svesiaosten Svesiaosten 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 17

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    I am really mature for my age.

    Also couples with age gaps are really cute, my family is full of them.People consider you young and dumb just because you are younger then them and I think that is unfair. Reply if you agree and think that age is just a number :P
    deleted deleted 26-30 29 Responses Jan 10

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    I really like this guy he's extremely nice

    but my parents say he is to old for me I'm 13 almost 14 and he is 17
    CelesteH CelesteH 13-15, F 28 Responses Jan 7

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 3

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    just because I'm 19 doesn't mean I won't

    understand something you're trying to explain. I'm far more mature then most people my age and apparently more so then people who are in their 40's
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 7

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    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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    Im someone who understands Japenese culture

    very well but i can't purchase manga because simply of the year i was born in. i think it's so stupid that a stupid number tells what you can and can't do
    MightySakuri MightySakuri 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm tired of what people think define me.

    . GPA, age, weight, height, number of likes, my face, my gender.. They don't define who I am.. They only put me in cages of what you THINK I am
    Norial Norial 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    HELP! I love this guy,

    but he lives far away. We are close friends. Sometimes he'll ask as if he's into me, his parents say he's most communicative with me, but then at other times he sends mixed messages and acts uninterested whatsoever. Should I tell him I really like him, or keep "foreplaying...
    frostwolfe frostwolfe 13-15, F 6 Responses Jan 5

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    AlizeJ AlizeJ 22-25, F 22 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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    I am 14, and probably most of you will go like:

    "Then go and play with your barbies". No thanks. I consider myself more mature than a lot of people I own age and even older. I am self conscious of my acts and aware of the consequences. And some adults dont seem to be like that... Which is really disappointing and irritating.
    angi26 angi26 13-15, F 18 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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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 7 Responses Mar 29, 2015

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    I think older men have the experience to know

    how to treat a lady, they are sure about themselves and never in a hurry to make themselves satisfied...they usualy wait for their partner to get into the mood and then they make their couples happy..... Many young men can also be patient enough to let their girls get to the...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 13 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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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 31 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    I moved out at 24. I started my career at 25.

    I am now 26. You bet I learned a lot more in just 2 years than I did in 24.
    Parrotish89 Parrotish89 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 7

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    The number of older guys I've spoken to with

    the mental maturity of prepubescent boys is outrageous. Some people need to grow the hell up... And stop using "lol"
    KindOfPoisonous1 KindOfPoisonous1 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    I have no intentions of acting my age

    unless it's a last resort lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I'm nineteen, and I'm more mature

    than most 30 year olds. I was forced to grow up fast. I don't think we should judge people by their ages.
    lememinger lememinger 18-21, F 16 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    "But you're only nineteen" Ok listen.

    I live alone with my son, I handle all my bills, I attend college full time whilst being a single mother and still manage the highest grades in the class, I got accepted onto a course designed for 25+ at 18 years old because I was so mature they made an exception (and that's...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19

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    I was forced to mature early!

    Someone had to take the brunt of mom's anger so my sisters wouldn't have to. And when my parents divorced someone had to be there for my sisters to take them Christmas shopping and be moral support. If I could take the spanking and keep the 2 year old sister from being...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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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 19 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    Maturity comes with experience.

    It does not come with age as evidence from this site has shown. I have seen young people here showing this and older people showing the opposite. OK I may be stating the obvious but I said it anyway.
    comfi comfi 56-60, M Jan 24

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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 30 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    When people my age act like they know

    everything, I can't help but shake my head, because the fact is we really don't. We haven't experienced enough of adult life, even if we think we have. Sure, some have experienced more than others, but this is just the beginning of all that is to come. You can only fit so much...
    FatalOrca FatalOrca 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 24

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    I just love..........

    .. Miranda Sings
    boobaloo22 boobaloo22 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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