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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    Kimbizz Kimbizz 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 29, 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 11 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    lots asking so no in not gay most ny friends

    are even s trannie who is the most kindest loving person i ever met for real
    rickyo777 rickyo777 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Let's just say I've seen grown men on here

    arguing with 13 year old girls. 'Nough said.
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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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    This is soooo true. I've met many young people

    on here in the past who have 'an old head on young shoulders' just as as i have met older people who behave like selfish, senseless brats.
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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 33 Responses Jul 8

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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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    Even tho age doesn't define maturity,

    it still believe it is a factor. I'm wondering job much influence it has on maturity tho.
    Bouboupiste Bouboupiste 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Age has nothing to do with your mentality.

    Many girls my age love to act like they're the boss and they make fun of other people (I know from experience), and they do all of these childish things. It makes me kinda sad because it gives the impression that every 14 year old is like that, and it's not true at all.
    MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 22

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    these days it's so sad how ignorant people can

    be. I am Asian and my boyfriends soccer coach who is in his late 40's is cracking offensive and racist jokes about me. It's just sad and honestly so disrespectful. It's one thing for a kid or a teenager to say that stuff, but c'mon a grown man? Thats just childish.
    ccdoll486 ccdoll486 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Ha! Yeah well my moms middle aged husband acts

    as though he's a toddler because he still counts on his parents for everything even though they live on the other side of the US..
    baseballbabe baseballbabe 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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

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    I'm thinking of a family with a 17 year old girl

    who is far more mature than her 27 year old sister.
    volvoman60 volvoman60 56-60, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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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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    I am 13, and in most ways I am much more mature

    than the "average" 13 year old. In a few ways, I am "less" mature. But I am just the right amount of mature to be me. I still get people older and younger not wanting to hang out, or judging me just by my age. Age is one aspect of a person. There are thousands and thousands of...
    PampassClasse PampassClasse 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    AlizeJ AlizeJ 22-25, F 26 Responses Mar 7

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    I dated, well, not exactly dated,

    but made a very close friendship with my swim coach this summer. He's 15 and I'm 13 (my age is wrong) our swim team is a summer league, only two months long. I wasn't crying when we parted, but I'm definitely going to miss him until next summer, but those long distance...
    WeirdAlyank WeirdAlyank 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    I am proof. I'm 66 and still think I'm a kid.

    lets just say if i were to be age based on my thoughts i would be young, but if you looked at my thoughts you would have me locked up, or shot at sunrise.
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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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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    I think we need to make a distinction between

    seriousness and maturity. A person that is very serious is not always a mature person, it's just someone who takes life very serious and acts accordingly. They look very responsible but often they're just afraid to let go and lose control.
    Apollyon666 Apollyon666 41-45, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 13 Responses Jul 5

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    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 12

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    I have no intentions of acting my age

    unless it's a last resort lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    To all you people out there

    who think to yourselves you are ugly, let me tell you this you are so wrong, you are not ugly at all, looks does not define you as a person your heart, soul and the person on the inside does, your appearance on the out side is just a shell of who really are on the inside, okay...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 9 Responses Apr 6

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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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    tempted to throw a temper tantrum from people

    referring to me as to being so young.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 11 Responses Aug 19

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    When you stop learning,

    you stop growing. Most people these days have no desire to learn and stop for the most part right after school and only learn from big life experiences that force them to. The wise learn not only from their successes and failures but from all those around them and all they are...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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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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    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

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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 18 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I dislike it when people say "grow up

    and act your age!" What exactly do you want me to do? Sit and drink coffee and read the newspaper all day? Learn to have a bit of fun. You only have one life and i intend to enjoy mine. Having fun does not always mean making trouble.
    GenuineGentlman86 GenuineGentlman86 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 33 Responses Jul 9

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    Age is an issue of mind over matter,

    If you don't mind... it doesn't matter.
    informal informal 31-35 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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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 12 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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 15 Responses Jun 2

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    I strongly believe that age doesn't define

    maturity. There are some younger people who act mature, and some older people who act immature. I think the amount of years you've been on the Earth has little to say about your potential or the kind of person that you can be.
    KittyCassidy KittyCassidy 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 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 4 Responses Apr 19

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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 find even some of "educated" people are

    ignorant and judgemental. Just saying.
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 13

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    I've grown so much within the past few months.

    I guess, that's what I get when I surround myself with adults.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    ive been thru bullshii got more

    since than adults soo dont sugar code shii to mii ill jus get pissed
    tinkaboo1 tinkaboo1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 14