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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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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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    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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    If there was a maturity test out there

    for people at my school, I'm pretty sure half of them would qualify for toddler maturity. And am I the only one who is tired of adults saying we're too* young to understand? As a full time high school student, I've learned a lot about life and the kinds of people in it, and some...
    Marielights Marielights 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 19

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    Age doesn't define maturity.

    ------------- I mean yes, a certain age has a certain brain development and decision-making skills, but that can just be the little part.. I've seen and heard children talking like they're in an Honors Communication Arts class in high school. But as well as adults that talk...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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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    I think some academics like professors are

    actually not very mature because they spend too much time in their head.
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I may be a teenager but I still love Hello

    Kitty, pandas, and Disney. People say to me "Grow up. You are so immature. Be an adult." We'll I'm not an adult until I'm eighteen so ha! I can act like a ten year old if I want to. I don't but I can if I want to. Some people give me weird looks when I talk about Mario or Fable...
    LittleRose18 LittleRose18 16-17, F 14 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    I HATE when people look down on me

    and treat me inferiorly because of my age. Everyone older than me assumes that since Im a teen therefore I lack responsibility, respect, common sense and knowledge, and maturity. Since when does being older mean that youre better?
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 16 Responses Jan 26, 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 13-15, F 12 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I mean look at me, I believe a 10 year old is

    more mature than me and I'm 24.
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 21

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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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    I changed my age, actually,

    to 18-21 to see if I'd get a different reception here... and lo and behold, I have! Funny thing there, people have actually been treating me like my opinions are valid instead of handing out the condescending "you don't get it, kid" that they did when I had my real age of 16-17...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm 16 but I graduated last week,

    I make enough money to move out, and know when to be mature. I just don't want to live alone
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If a 20 year old guy acted like a 7 year old

    people say he's more mature because he's 20. Thats not true if he acts like a 7 year old then he's not mature. If a 10 year old kid was smart and seemed like a 20 year old they are still cal
    LifesSweet LifesSweet 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    shanzehrizvi shanzehrizvi 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 21, 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 12 Responses 1 day ago

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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 14 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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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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    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 15 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    People tell me my mental age

    and maturity level is of an adult( so my profile is my mental age) but my real age is 16. Your mental state of mind defines your maturity not age. Age can give you experience but won't guarantee maturity or wisdom.
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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, 2014

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    It's true Heck i know guys my age

    who act exactly like they did in 7th grade Me, I'm kinda a old soul I like old music, I believe in traditional values, and I just wish the world would slow down Don't help much that I love history lol I'm always reading stories from the past
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    "Children waiting for the day they feel good.

    Happy birthday." ~Mad World.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M Jan 15

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    When i get horny i look

    for girls to have fun with
    bryansingh66 bryansingh66 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 18

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    immaturity in girls is

    when she wants attention in parties. throw tantrums when she is getting ignored. wear backless to attract boys. want everyone to treat her like princess. she think that a man who cry is weak. she treat her boyfriend/husband like slave. make him feel like he is a loser and an...
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    School licks f***ing a** dude!

    What the hell is the point in homework. There's a reason we have christmas holidays and summer breaks!
    zak0409 zak0409 13-15, M 7 Responses Jan 7

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

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    Age is more clearly defined in experience.

    Never making a persons maturity definable. Age is a number, it is said. There are older people who are defined more readily by their haste to impress the younger.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm 14, but people say I act like I'm 18

    because I'm so serious. When it comes to things I act so serious! Would hate me for it, but they're the immature ones
    cwebb1221 cwebb1221 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's not age that defines you,

    it's your mind and how you view the world. Many people are mature based off the experiences they've gone through in life. That's is what defines us, not age but rather ones mind and experiences. But this also tends to make one immature as well. It seem that the ones who fall on...
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M Jan 7

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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 3 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    It includes relationships.

    For example, there is a woman older than me, but I feel like a child due to the behavior of those around me, and I guess that I am grouped with them. Any older women know if that is how it works? Or how common it is for adults to Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity?
    SeeJayEss SeeJayEss 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Stop calling me a kid.

    I maybe 16, but I can promise you if there was a maturity test... I would win by a landslide
    ShaneJake ShaneJake 16-17, M 11 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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    Droy7 Droy7 13-15, M 9 Responses Aug 6, 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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    Some adults are just stupid idiots

    and some teens have a lot more sense than them and thats a fact!!
    1LifeNlove 1LifeNlove 13-15, M 6 Responses Jan 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 18-21, F 13 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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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    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 23 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 17 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    As a matter of fact most of the time younger

    girls are way more refreshing than women my age. They are usually stuck in a materialistic style of life having forgotten the little girl inside of them. Having forgotten what it's like to just enjoy life and have fun. Probably also applies to most men my age. I don't...
    Mritis2u Mritis2u 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Our eyes engage,We're face to face My heart it

    quickly gathers pace For us young friends, the page has turned We now embark a journey yearned. We've been best friends since nursery year, And yet held back those feelings dear But now we're twelve and feel mature Hormones are to blame I'm sure But one thing I know (and that...
    andysp andysp 46-50, M Jan 11

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    I am actually 16 but I put 18

    so I could get an account.
    Jiveyguy Jiveyguy 18-21 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    PantomimeEira PantomimeEira 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Both me & my mum took an online mental age test

    once. It's funny how my result was 37 years mentally & hers was 17 years mentally. I think we have something wrong with ourselves.