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I Don't Always Act My Age

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    I act 2 cus that's my favorite age cus I can

    still be cute little baby and adorable
    robbybaby robbybaby 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Act My Age

    Act my age,Not all the time,Not me,I love to fool,dabble in childish things,Somehow,Gotta 'ave fun!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 25, 2012

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    Advice On Acting Your Age

    When I was a little girl, like 4,or 6, people would tell me that I needed to act my age. At that time, it was me acting "too old" and being told to lighten up and act more like the child I was. There would be time for me to be "so serious" later when I grew up. Then, I hit...
    playfultiger playfultiger 46-50, F Feb 17, 2013

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    Stunted

    Life's too shortto grow up all the way
    BreezyPockets BreezyPockets 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    Just Me Rambling On And On Because I Had A Thought About This Topic.

    I am only 20 but some things that I hear/get told/see very often is people saying "Act your age!" "You're so immature!" "Grow up, man..." etc. I'm pretty sure most people in this group are familiar with this and I think that it's kinda sad, but who knows maybe they actually...
    Randgriss Randgriss 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    Yeah, I've Always Been Different.

    You know, every time I think about when I was little I've always acted more mature. Actually, I was sex crazed at a very young age. My mother actually took me to a doctor because she said my unusual need to be held and touched was bad. i've always wanted to be held.
    KISSndKILL KISSndKILL 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

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    I almost never act my age,

    I will always be playful and silly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 17

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    I tend to act older than I really am.

    ..Which sucks, considering I want to PROLONG my childhood...
    MrAwesomeKyle MrAwesomeKyle 18-21, M Feb 3, 2014

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    I'm usually mature most of the time

    but here's an instance where I acted like a two year old XD
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I never let die my inner child.

    I love being silly and funny,blow bubbles and get creative with whatever thing.I am neverending curious and love to learn new things.Sadly this aspect of me is less bright when feeling down,but ready to come out and strike when less expected! Lol I love to comunicate with babies...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    Most of the time I think I act like I'm in my

    late teens or early 20s - full of energy, excited by the prospect of doing and trying new things.
    proguitar proguitar 51-55, M Jan 23, 2014

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    I Don't Want To Grow Up...

    I'm 17 but I don't really act it.  I know how to be mature but I choose not to be unless absolutely necessary. I've been told I'm more like a 13 year old. I get along a lot better with that group (7th & 8th graders) than I do with my with my own (10th-12th). I have a mostly...
    HypeZerauj HypeZerauj 18-21 May 29, 2010

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    I act younger then I am.

    (・ω・)ノ
    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 16-17, F Jan 30, 2014

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    I would love if i naturally always acted my age

    or older, but unfortunately for me i'll always be a sucker for being immature and doing stuff i did when i was 12, especially when i'm with family cousins and siblings.
    wenona1 wenona1 22-25, F Dec 10, 2013

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    It's All In Good Fun Though...

    My grandmother taught me it's important to hold on to your inner-child, so despite all the bad times, I hold on to my dreams, imagination and a little bit of silliness once in a while  :)It helps through the rough patches...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 2 Responses May 13, 2011

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    Snip-snip-snip!

    I felt like a little kid yesterday when I cut my own hair to give myself bangs, without a hairdresser, just looking in the mirror at myself with my comb and my scissors. And then I just went at it - side bangs, not straight, not anything in particular for design, just wanting to...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    How Old Am I Again?

    For many years, I have been accused of "not acting my age." I had a hard time making friends in school, preferring my own company as opposed to other people. I was still (mentally) a kid when I graduated. And even then I still have issues with maturity and stuff. I think I am now...
    sparkles4edward sparkles4edward 26-30, F May 29, 2010

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    I like swinging at the park.

    I enjoy kid movies. I like going to arcades and Chuck E. Cheese. I tell corny jokes. I like playing with kids sometimes (until I start getting annoyed). I still sleep and talk to my stuffed doggy that I got as a present for my 9th birthday. I enjoy LARPing. I like pretending...
    7WholeDays 7WholeDays 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2014

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    curious kids #321: a random 4 year old boy at

    the lake asked me "how old are you?" when I said "35" he was like "ohhhhh" and his family at the shore was laughing ... either I was acting like an immature idiot or he genuinely wanted to know
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Sometimes I act older.

    Other times I act younger. I don't think I ever act my age. I don't even know how my age is supposed to act
    itsthisgirlagain itsthisgirlagain 13-15, F Jun 8, 2014

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    My age group is.. It's whole own thing.

    I often find myself hanging out with people younger than me or older than me. I guess I'm mature enough to converse with adults and yet so very playful-enough to get along with little kids ^.^
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Family Time

    Sometimes it is just fun to forget that you are a wife and mother to simply enjoy the moment, fool around with your kids and just have fun for the sake of having fun. I think in today's society we forget to enjoy the simple things, all too often too focussed on our lives...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F Jun 8, 2013

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    "Act your age" What the heck is that,

    "act my age?" What do I care how old I am? The Ocean is old as crap and it will still drown your butt with its vigor!
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 16-17, F May 20

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    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    Why Should I?

    I have so much more fun on the weekend when I just let go and act as i want or as the mood its me.  I am adult when i have to be and can be childish and have a lot of fun.  It would be dull not to be flexible and enjoy the life I have now.
    carriewpd carriewpd 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2010

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    Why? You think being 40 should give you a green

    card to accept that you're older and prepare yourself for doom?! NOOOOOOO!! No effin way!! I love being my age and I still have a great outlook on life! I watch fairytale movies and love Justin Beiber! (Ahahahah! I do!) My Mom used to say...."enjoy your youth cuz you'll...
    VirgoChild73 VirgoChild73 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    We'll sitting in my cousins house waiting

    for her to get ready because she takes half of the day to get ready so yeah I'm sitting here taking selfies :p #selfies
    hushonc08 hushonc08 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    I have friends that are younger

    than me and older so there are times a I act older but most of the time I act like a kid :)
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I was helping my niece with her biology

    homework in which she has to remember vocabulary terms, one of the terms was "reproductive strategy" in which I gave a giggle...she later looked at me with "really?"
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 23

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    I don't act my age I mix from acting older

    and younger I hate thinking your this age so u have to act this way I am free to do anything :) lol
    herealways2017 herealways2017 13-15, F Oct 4, 2014

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    Oh please! If I were to act my age.

    I'd feel like some parody of a fifties tv show! Cardigan. Pipe. Slippers. Complaining about every story in the paper. Arguing with people I disagree with on tv! I say BOLLO---! I say FORGET IT! I say grow old DISGRACEFULLY!!!!! Date somebody who makes you feel young! Be the guy...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 4, 2014

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    Since You....

    I really do feel like the college girl again and you are my boyfriend that i sneak off every chance I get to see at the Citadel or I am sneaking in to my dorm room at night.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    What is acting my age?

    You see elderly people still pranking each other. There are little girls that have to act older because of their circumstances. If I always act 17...well first...how should a 17 year old even act! Some may say by partying and getting drunk...others may say to be studious and...
    NicoleHFormica NicoleHFormica 16-17, F Jun 15

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    What Does That Mean?

    I'm 58.  What are age-appropriate actions of the typical 58 year-old man in middle America?  Lets see; play golf, belong to the "club", wear expensive suits, live in an upscale neighborhood, watch a lot of TV, use their PC to play the market, drink too much, go to...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M 4 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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    Never Do!

    I don't think I really know how to. I always stop to think after a birthday, like the one that just passed. And see if I feel any different. I don't look it, why should I feel it. I should act more mature I just don't think that would be me though. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 21, 2010

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Why Should I??

    I love my music.....   I love to dance on the tabletops......   And I enjoy a cool, refreshing libation on occasion !!!   Now and then my cranky neighbor gets a bit miffed but........   CUZ NOBODY HAS MORE FUN THAN I DO...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    The other day i shared a story about a

    particularly smart mouse that had surprised me and made me do some embarrassingly funny things, according to my son, who showed his appreciation by howling his laughter from the safety of the sofa.... THIS TIME.....IT'S MY TURN TO LAUGH Now ... I know, technically, I have 35...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    Sometimes it's hard to hang out with my old

    friends because they either have kids or are married and can't have there freedom to hang out like before. I tend to act younger and be pretty relax yet work hard if I have too.
    Selena512 Selena512 22-25, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    unfortunately almost everyone in my family look younger and grew later then everyone else and that includes me :(
    melissa111188 melissa111188 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I guess this is just me having a childish rant hoping to feel a bit better. I just don't feel happy with myself, people are always telling me to be like other people or complaining...
    VoicesInTheShadows VoicesInTheShadows 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I actually answer most, but if you only say hi or something similar, I don't waste my time.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    People never understand why I don't want to drink and always pressure me and question me.I used to, but would end up feeling dizzy and violently ill the next day. My stomach is a...
    Megs89 Megs89 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired hearing about kids my age and even much younger having boyfriends, thinking they really grown. I don't care if you're a teenager. Just because you're a teenager doesn...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I will always be young in my heart.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 day ago

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