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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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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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    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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    Let's have fun with this!

    What's your new "favorite sex move?!". I got "Horizontal Hot Pocket".... I can't even imagine how that would look 😂😭
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are some crazy immature old people.

    So, no, age doesn't define as anything but a number of oppurtunity.
    Tak16 Tak16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I'm 13 and I think I'm more mature

    than most 13 year olds..just being honest here..
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 11 Responses 6 days 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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    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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    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 20 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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

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    If age defined maturity we'd all take a test

    before been given adult status but quite simply it doesn't and for some of us any approximation of age to maturity just doesn't apply anyway.
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Apr 21

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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 Apr 19

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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 9 Responses Apr 15

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    AlizeJ AlizeJ 22-25, F 27 Responses Mar 7

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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 9 Responses Apr 20

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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
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 14 Responses Apr 7, 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 Apr 19

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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 Apr 20

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    Your age doesn't define your maturity,

    your education doesn't define your intellect, and people's thoughts about you don't define who you are
    PazzoG PazzoG 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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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 10 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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 14 Responses Feb 7

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    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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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 7 Responses Apr 24

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    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have something to say I am nine

    and said I was thirteen because I think I can be responsible and act like a thirteen year old
    coolgirl7094 coolgirl7094 13-15, F 10 Responses Apr 25

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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 Nov 11, 2014

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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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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I still have stuffed animals,

    I hold onto them until I have children of my own :)
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 16

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    I don't always **** around at work

    but when I do I chose Dos Equis 😂😭. Not very mature, I know...... I'm so sorry....... 😅
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 5 Responses a week 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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    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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    Age is just a measurement of how long you lived,

    not maturity, Maturity is measured with experience.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 11 Responses Apr 20

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    today,I was asked how old I was.

    I answered 14 1/2. the adults thought I was lying because the way I talk and my appeared center I look 17 or 18. just because people appear pr sound older ,dosnt mean they are mature or not mature.my little sister acts more mature than many adults on the earth. it's just as...
    eve1004 eve1004 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 19

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    shanzehrizvi shanzehrizvi 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 21, 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 8 Responses Apr 19

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

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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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    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 Apr 24

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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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    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 5 Responses Jan 7

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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 33 Responses Feb 8

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