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I Believe Age Doesnt Define Maturity

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    Tbh when I can be I feel like I can be a really

    truthful and older acting person.. Idk if that's good or bad -.-
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 3 Responses May 7

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    ur 100% right! Because Men act like boys.

    .boys act like men.. women act like girls and girls act like women and our elder society act like children or extremely wise.. that's simply reality
    fairone fairone 46-50 3 Responses May 1

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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 6 days ago

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    It's 8 รณ clock in the morning

    and my twenty-eight "grown" sister just busted in my room, demanding to know the whereabouts of the shopping cart, with no regards to privacy, respect or boundaries.....and if that wasn't bad enough she communicated it in a way that would've made Bruce Banner's green alter ego...
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 1 Response May 9

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    I know an eighteen year old I swear is thirteen.

    I know far too many people in their thirties that behave like a sixteen, seventeen, or eighteen year old. Age is just a number defining how many years survival of the fittest has failed to pick you off. Maturity is far greater, and at too low abundance.
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 7 Responses May 24

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    Obviously it doesn't

    or my 43 year old step father would not be giving me the silent treatment.
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 18-21, F 5 Responses May 10

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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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    shanzehrizvi shanzehrizvi 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 21, 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 5 Responses Jan 15

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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 14 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I used to be so surprised

    when I would see "older" people than me react in awful ways or make the worst decision possible. That was until my mother told me "Maturity comes by experience, not age."
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 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 15 Responses May 18

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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 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm actually 16, just

    so y'all know.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 2

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    Well, it takes maturity to be able to cross the

    age gap and be great for each other. It is such a boost to a female ego to be almost mid 40 and find someone at least 10 years younger who finds you desirable and dedicates his time/energy despite work-related constraints to be with you. Someone who is an intellectual match and...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 1 Response May 8

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    I have no intentions of acting my age

    unless it's a last resort lol
    xshilx xshilx 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 10, 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 5 Responses Apr 19

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    Tonight I called a old friend

    who has watched my career for many years . We discussed decisions and he said well common sense isn't your strong suit . Lol - and here I always thought I had the corner market on it
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 8 Responses May 6

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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.
    justmeinthisbigworld justmeinthisbigworld 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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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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    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 6 Responses May 26

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    viperguy96 viperguy96 18-21, M 4 Responses May 20

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    BUT DO YOU look at the age on Ep it s must I

    feel cause I 54 and I try chat to close to mid 20 up
    1234cardiff 1234cardiff 46-50, M May 11

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    I May Know More Than You.

    ...And Your Mother....13-15 Doesn't Mean Im 13 #
    BearHugs20 BearHugs20 13-15, F 5 Responses May 18

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    It mostly depends on the person.

    You have immature 40 year olds and mature 20 year olds. A person that went through a lot of hardship mentally, physically or emotionally will probably be more mature than someone growing up in protective environment. It's not always the case of course sometimes it's even...
    kimchiaddict kimchiaddict 36-40, M 7 Responses May 24

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

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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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    Uncharted101 Uncharted101 26-30, F 4 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    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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    Honestly, that's true.

    There are 34 year old & 60 something year old men creeping after girls under 17. That's not very mature, is it? No. There are also kids that has to grow up fast because of their surroundings, therefore gaining maturity & logic.
    derangeddelinquent derangeddelinquent 13-15, F 3 Responses May 8

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    So people on here and in life say

    that just because I am younger then most people that they must be smarter and more mature. But what they don't understand is that because of being younger I get a different perspective on things. Sometimes that perspective is exactly what you need. When your younger you can...
    Painfulsoul14 Painfulsoul14 13-15, F 14 Responses May 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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    Take Dakota Fanning,

    for instance. I know she's 21 now, but when she was a child, she seemed like she was really mature for her age. Especially in I am Sam.
    AaronForever91 AaronForever91 22-25, M 3 Responses May 16

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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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    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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    I don't think age defines maturity

    because of the evidence that goes against it. A 32 old man can be more immature than a 19 year old. Even more drastic is a 9 year old can be more mature than a 16 year old. In the end I think maturity more matters on the experiences that you have had to deal with or have had...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 3 Responses May 8

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    sedr2015 sedr2015 18-21, F 2 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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    Droy7 Droy7 13-15, M 9 Responses Aug 6, 2014

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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 31 Responses Mar 5

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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 8 Responses May 20

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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 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 9 Responses Oct 21, 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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