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I Don't Always Act My Age

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Stunted

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

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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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    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That

    Ever since I've been a kid I've been more responsible and mature than most people I know. However, I can change that attitude and in a split second I can be 5 again. Most people get confused when they meet me, as I always act more mature when people first meet me, but I love the...
    sgm213 sgm213 18-21, F Sep 23, 2010

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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 18-21, F Dec 10, 2013

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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 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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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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    I tend to act older than I really am.

    ..Which sucks, considering I want to PROLONG my childhood...
    MrAwesomeKyle MrAwesomeKyle 16-17, M Feb 3

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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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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    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. :)
    DraygenD DraygenD 36-40, F May 21, 2010

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    Is true. Sometimes I act younger,

    only if what I am doing makes me feel that way. Some other times I have no choice, I have To act my age!
    Jinjejinge Jinjejinge 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 24

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Age Is Only A Number.

    hmmmm, im always at odds with my age group, dont know why? I get realy well along with much older people and much younger people than myself, but my peer group i have difficulty communicating with. So im always either acting much older or younger than i am to be able to adapt to...
    Gaspar1111 Gaspar1111 31-35, M Jun 4, 2010

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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 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Inner Child

    It doesn't matter how old I get, I always act like an excited  toddler with severe Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder at theme parks
    missanonymouz missanonymouz 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    Childish XD

    Oh Yeah!! (Cool Aid Man's Voice) I always act like a little kid and freak out like one. :3 I was always serious and whatnot, but then I said screw it and became myself. Which turned out to be a little kid. At school I am always hyper and run around a lot, especially at luch (Even...
    BlakeArashi BlakeArashi 13-15 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    Nope!

    I love my age. I am wiser and more intelligent.Yet I have a young spirit and I look younger than my age.I don't know what age I feel...I just always joke around though and say "I'm forever 21"So yeah I can be very serious when I have to be butbut most of the time I love to have...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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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

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    I act younger then I am.

    (・ω・)ノ
    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 13-15, F Jan 30

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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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