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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    Maturity.Age does not give you any privileges

    alone. Age does not automatically increase your ability to learn and reflect on life and experiences. I have met younger persons that by far have shown more depth and reflections than those around my own age. I am pleased and honored by a young person that is very special to me...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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 19 Responses Aug 2, 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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    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 12 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Some teenagers show good manner,

    care, and respect toward the middle and the old people. But some middle and old people verbally abuse the teenagers. I think spiritual development happens well in some but happens very slowly in some.
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 14

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

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    You might find a kid

    or a teenage that is much more wise than a 90 year old. This maturity comes from depression and the society we grew up in. If you are not depressed yet wise, then you're lucky. And if you think what I said is wrong, think about it again.
    Christine99 Christine99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Droy7 Droy7 16-17, M 9 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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    I am 29 I believe I am very Mature

    for my age well most the time, I also believe I am great at giving advice, I'm a very open and honest person, I don't think it's the age that says what ur maturity leave is I think it's more how you look at life and ur background, if u been threw a lot odds are you are more...
    SassyNclassy04 SassyNclassy04 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Love is very strong,

    but such obscure emotion that can not be clearly determined. Age ... dollzhen not be a major factor in the issue of sex and love and friendship ... has a value of personal sympathy and affection ... health ... If you have feelings and emotions ... and his age difference do not...
    xal13 xal13 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    Maturity is definitely more

    than knowing how to answer issues. Ever so often I come across young people here who seem to have all the answers figured out, but they are not mature - because they have not yet really lived life and had their heart formed by real experiences. PS: This post is not really in...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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    My cousin is older than me obviously she has

    alot of internal issues alot of her friends have left her, so for god sake I said I would be the one that makes her pains less! Let me tell you how stupid call that was, I never ever felt like nothing until we became close my scores suffered greatly, her negative energy is very...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 19

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    To my chigrins,I fall into this catagory

    and you may even say that I am a model to support this statement.Certainly not without remorse.My tears fall like rain and my heart beats with this sadness.Moreover,that people expect me to be flawless.Something they,themselves can not achieve.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 19

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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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    I also hold this belief,

    seeing as I still am ribbed by elders due to my youth. But I've noticed that a lot of you who claim the maturity that most believe lies beyond your year coun, only claim thus because you want to widen your dating range. For one so mature, that's very childish of you.
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 22-25, M 6 Responses May 29

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    Well me most of people i know think

    that I am 20 but I am 17
    AHqt AHqt 18-21, M 3 Responses May 24

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    I hate my life Im an eight grade student 13

    years of age Im really really shy and tomorrow i would sing in front of class because i missed school yesterday . Its a group performance but since im not around yesterday um going to sing alone in front of everyone I dont understand myself I love and believe God But i feel...
    margsmallow margsmallow 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 22

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    Age does't define maturity.

    It's the struggles we have to go though and the burdens we have to bear that define our maturity.
    duh11 duh11 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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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 14 Responses May 18

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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 33 Responses Feb 8

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    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M 3 Responses May 20

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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 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Maturity? What defines it?

    Some believe age and experiences are needed.Age? Hmm. What does age provide us? Years lived. Sure. Thereby automatically also years of experiences felt on own body and mind. Does it qualify? Not if the aged person hasn't learned any skills that defines maturity.Experiences? Most...
    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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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 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 15

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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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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 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 11 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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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...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 10 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    sedr2015 sedr2015 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29

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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 29 Responses Mar 5

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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 20 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 4 Responses Apr 19

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    Just saw this in action with an experience I

    commented on. Some people are blinded by the illusion that they are mature and better than the younger generations. :/
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 5

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    I just turned 23 and I still look like a

    teenager. That plus the fact that I haven't mentally progressed much beyond the age of 15 makes most people think I'm an immature 17-18 year old.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 14

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 46 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 14 Responses 4 days ago

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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 16 Responses Jun 2

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    Maturity...what exactly is maturity?

    Well, i think that this answer may vary depending on who is asked this question. But i believe that maturity is being responsible and becoming a role model for others. Having control of your emotions, knowing right from wrong, holding a firm will and determination, and overall...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 19

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    My parents say they're gonna stop treating me

    like a kid, but then whenever I wanna contribute to a discussion, I'm "too young to understand." I'm really not! I get things! I could help if you'd just let me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 26

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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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    I look like I'm 9 even

    though I'm in middle school. I don't say lolz, or use txt chat in every sentence. I'm not some dumb stupid girl, but people get shocked to see that a girl who is the smallest in her class can talk normally. I'm not saying that girls who use it are dumb, and I'm not worried. I'm...
    aprettygirl1 aprettygirl1 13-15, F 7 Responses May 26

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    Age doesn't define maturity,

    why defines maturity IMO is not only the events that have taken place during that time but the lessons you've learned during that time. An 18 year old could have suffered and survived through a lot more than a 30 year old. Hence having a different mature point of view.
    axelyax axelyax 18-21, M 2 Responses May 27

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    Age has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with maturity.

    .. I can give you a list of ex girlfriends to prove it!!!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 6 Responses May 20

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