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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    "I was forced to be older

    than my age, the people who were surrounding me weren't as young as I thought they were and weren't as young as their age groups". I had learnt characters in Grade 10; I had discovered the potential of certain people and had acquired the skill to distinguish between who and who...
    DYONGO96 DYONGO96 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    When I get into a fight with someone,

    I want to left alone. Is that a big deal? Payback for ignoring & being locked in my room all day...all of my shows get deleted from the DVR. Tbh, I didn't get mad, it's really just petty and childish. But seriously? Nice parenting. -.-
    MsRedAnonymous MsRedAnonymous 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    SoTrill SoTrill 16-17, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm more mature being a teenager,

    than my old teacer, who happens to be a paedophile, sexist, misogynist and racist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Maturity depends on the person itself

    although generally it comes with age as we tend to learn by experience. Still some young people are just more mature than older ones.
    strict4u strict4u 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 1

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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 22 Responses Aug 18

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    I feel so much older

    than i am and its annoying when i get asked why i dont have a boyfriend because i know that if i do they have to be much older than me (when i get a boyfriend he is older than me and my friends are like "whaat") I just feel like all the guys my age are so immature I went to...
    pxxp pxxp 13-15, F 22 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm almost seventeen

    and at times I can either act like a three year old or I can be wise beyond my years. Age is but a number.
    broadwaygirl3583 broadwaygirl3583 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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    lyndonboyd lyndonboyd 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 9

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    People are who they are.

    Sometimes you might meet the mature teenager or adult. Other times you might meet the immature adult or teenager. But in the end it doesn't matter because everybody has their mature and immature moments. It's when we actually see someone being mature or immature that counts. Age...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 12

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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

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    Just stretched my septum piercing!

    Come check out the video & my YouTube channel! www.YouTube.com/1996Ashley
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Age is just a number to me.

    People say with age come maturity but I have found in a large number that is certainly not the case and someone should not be overlooked just because they are young. I have seen some remarkable questions on here from 13-15yrs that really are inspired. Yet you can get older...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm 19 and had to grow up very quickly due to

    life experiences, by the time I was 17 I was mothering my mother and young brother due to my older brothers death
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 20

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    I'm 18 and I act like a mix between an 8 year

    old and a 26 year old, I laugh at kids movies and farts. I like partying and listening to old music and watching 80's movies...I'm so strange and awesome
    DevilChild95 DevilChild95 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 12

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    Maya Angelou once said

    that u can pay bills, have children, a home and a car but that doesn't make u mature, it just makes u an adult
    Ashtyn18 Ashtyn18 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 10

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    I'm 20 and I act 10-14 years old.

    I also have very high pitch voice. A squeaker I am. I've always been immature. Immature ppl are the best
    KingWetter KingWetter 18-21, M Oct 5

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    I'm tired of people telling me I'm just 16 .

    .. I have been right every single time and it's time my parents realized that
    Hardeepsinghkallu Hardeepsinghkallu 16-17, M 13 Responses Sep 7

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    I believe age is an external factor,

    and maturity is an internal thing. They rarely sync up
    nthohny nthohny 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 5

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    I believe the ability to persevere in a healthy

    way despite you're current state of affairs, defines maturity.
    FreezerDog1 FreezerDog1 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 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 10 Responses Jul 28

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    Age doesn't define maturity.

    Some kids are forced to grow up quick. They learn what work is and raising a family is even if it's just them taking care of their younger siblings while their mom is working two jobs to put a meal on the table. I despise whatever makes "adults" think that all kids of all ages...
    BallinBae BallinBae 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    Age is nothing. Age is a number

    and nothing more. Maturity is dynamic. There are several factors that influence maturity, least of which is your interpretation of it. Emotional health/maturity-if you're raised well, in a nurturing and loving environment. Social maturity-if you have no social issues, and you...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    My whole life I've never felt young.

    .. I don't know why but I think some people have older souls than others.
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    AnnaLovee AnnaLovee 13-15, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My mother is a 12 year old trapped in a 34 year

    old body. Most of the people I know are more mature that her.
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm 16 but sometimes I act 26.

    Then other times I act 12! I believe age is just a number and the only thing that matters is what they're like on the inside! Maturity can basically be defined as experience and knowledge. Knowledge and understanding of how to react to situations and how life works.
    mysteriousheart23 mysteriousheart23 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 3

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    I'm only 18 and got wisdom

    for years that most people will never understand
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Oct 5

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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 15 Responses Jul 31

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    Maturity is being able to respond to the

    environment in an appropriate manner. Therefore I believe that any person can be mature or immature at any age at any given moment. I also believe there is a time to apply maturity and there are times it is completely acceptable to act immature at any age. Today I received...
    nomorei nomorei 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 9

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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

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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

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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
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 17 Responses Apr 7

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    JosueGjerdingen JosueGjerdingen 13-15, F 51 Responses Aug 18

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    I've met high school kids

    who demonstrated more overall maturity than people my age. Sad, but...
    ceirdyrael ceirdyrael 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm 24. I know I'm still considered young

    but I feel old sometimes. I don't think that's shocking because the majority of my friends around my age say they feel the same. But..it's a little weird cuz emotionally I can still be childish and physically I'm doing well. I still LOVE to enjoy life and have fun.. but there's...
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 14 Responses Oct 4

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    itsveee itsveee 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I could be 7 but that doesn't change the fact

    that I also could act as if I were 11.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have met people as young at 13 be more mature

    than 25 year olds. Maturity is built a lot around your up bringing I feel. Definitely play a huge part in life!
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M Oct 3

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    Definitely, I'm a teenager I get treated

    as a kid a lot I get told to act my age or act more mature but yeah I have an uncle who argues like 5 year old acts 5 half the time but is 35 years old than that I went to the zoo with my aunt and family they thought I was the 24 year old when she was.... But yep
    Squigglesxo Squigglesxo 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 8

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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

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    It's great that u have a big winky,

    but I don't want to hear about it, unless you've poked your self in the eye with it lol 😂
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    Droy7 Droy7 13-15, M 9 Responses Aug 6

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    My mental age and emotion is five years old.

    So if I scream and shout at you I just am being a kid. I think people who's younger are most of the time more mature than I am because everyone keeps telling me I'm innocent.
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 10

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    MsMelancholic MsMelancholic 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 24

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    My 19 year old friend is on his own married

    and has a good paying job doing something he loves my 34 year old aunt can't cook can't stay alone over night live with my grandparents and has worked less then 4 years of her life my grandpa(the one without cancer) buys everthing for her even movies and she's not allowed to...
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M 6 Responses Oct 10

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    blackoceans blackoceans 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 6

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    Adults always thing so little of teenagers.

    This is one thing I don't understand. Yes you may know more then me but why do you have to think you know everything? You haven't lived the light what I have. Different time periods. Different society. Different everything. I know about some things now that you don't. So why...
    No1ne No1ne 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm 17 and I feel like I've experienced more

    than some adults. But at the same time, I'm a child at heart. I just never seemed to have really fit in with some because while their main focuses were drugs and partying, etc... My focuses were educating myself as much as possible
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    lamorrie lamorrie 18-21 Oct 13

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    I think that If two people are in Love And

    one is way older than the other As long as Faith Trust and Love is There it shouldn't matter I think that if love is love let it be free Because when u find that person There will never be some one like that And it shouldn't matter if there 7 years older or younger ~Let...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 15 Responses Jul 14

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    At age 13 it can get frustrating sometimes

    times. People can treat me as if I was a baby or as I was dumb. *Sighs* I might be crazy and bubbly but I have mature thoughts, everyone is different in there own way >_>
    ArcticPotato ArcticPotato 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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