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I Feel More Grown Up Than Anybody Around Me

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    Grown Away

    Most people that I meet feel dissatisfied with their life at a level that I can no longer identify with. There is almost a kind of blindness or a sleepwalking that clouds the eyes of most people I interact with. They see the world through dark, cloudy lenses of desire and goals...
    saintbryan saintbryan 21-25, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2007

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    It Sucks.

    Thing is, so much happened when I was a kid. It meant I had to grow up. I was 12 when I started looking after my mum. And since then, I've had to be the adult of the house... It's just meant that at 18, I feel like a 80 year old. I feel like I've had to bear the weight of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    I'm Not A Mother, But I Am Their Mother...

    I spend my time mostly with guys :) I love them, don't get me wrong, but I always have to "mother" them. I'm constantly asking them if they have this or that. We went to the movies one time and I had to make a check list for them. "Do you have your money, wallet, keys, coat...
    cdailey cdailey 22-25, F Aug 23, 2011

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    Stupid

    when ever i go away on holiday i grow up a little bit more. i was more mature than my brother (who is 3 years older than me) when i was 8. everyone in my year is just too interested in superficial crap. it irritates me how immature they all are. i am very comfortable around those...
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2008

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    I Do Too

    im 15 and probably the most mature person in my grade. everyone else in my grade is just so annoying....
    ninja ninja 16-18, M Feb 8, 2007

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     god Yes.im Always Abl...

     god yes.im always able to tell when somthing s not gonna work or somthing bad happen.i rarely feel like i have friends that are on the same level as me
    revanthegoth revanthegoth 18-21 Aug 23, 2008

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    especially when friend(s) that I care about talk to me in a condescending or sarcastic way. I almost always will interpret anything you say and take it literally. If I say Ok or...
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    I'm not hot or gorgeous. I don't have a perfect figure or a fly stomach. I'm far from being considered a model, but, I'm me. I eat food, I have curves, I have more fat than I...
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    "It's not possible to just stop loving someone. It's either always there or it never was in the first place." True quote and explains how I feel about a special person not in my...
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 31-35, M Aug 30

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    Very often I observe things that many others miss. Sometimes it's more about what is not said, than was is said. Many times I file things away in my mind rather than comment on...
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    I just caught back from the store I was wearing Boy shorts(panties) I could feel my **** all the way there and back I think I am love those type of panties now I must find other...
    Rossie1703 Rossie1703 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I don't think that an age has a particular feeling but I can relate to feeling stretched out and tired from life experiences.
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Facing him, my body tucked warmly next to him while he slept. My head on his shoulder as he laid on his back. My hand just below his rib cage, I open my eyes. I see her. Her curly...
    71Tiffany 71Tiffany 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    It kind of stinks since I just figured out that my mood is drastically better if I sleep with the darkness and spend a good amount of time in daylight. The biggest reason I don't...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Sep 17

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    Humans often deserve what misery they get. Animals are innocent.
    Audienceof1 Audienceof1 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I like the adams family a lot, the way they dress, the way they behave and their house!
    alma70 alma70 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I've met both people; who doesn't look the most pretty or handsome but they are nice. And some who looks cute and handsome with darkness inside of 'em.
    lydiasangi lydiasangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    But am trying to comment on each.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Life, you get removed from your mothers womb to grow up in a hostile world. You're told to grow up get a job pay your bills get married have children and now your expected to be...
    EternalSolitude EternalSolitude 13-15, M Sep 8

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    no you're not you're just to into yourself
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I find this to be really true :) There was a time in my life when I was super shallow and only talk to the prettiest of girls or the guys that don't have ache and braces. However...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 12

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    I am...I will read between lines... and be paying attention to what you say, how and why you say it... only way to know if you're true or not...at least it has served me good ....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Lies. Two truths and a lie. Thats a game???? Thats disgusting. Lies and plausible deniability. And abuse of power. And arse kyssyng. And idea stealing. And...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 13

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    Haters on ep. Pigs. Egos. Wussies. Trolls. Jerks. So many irk on purpose. Or bash views then block. How sad they must be to try that life. How sick in...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 15

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    How many my age are fascinated by it??
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 15

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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 15

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    Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.
    hockboy hockboy 18-21, M Sep 16

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    Yep. Unfortunately people don't understand this.
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    My food goes cold if I am busy
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    .....and to that end; I am going to write a story for every experience I have said is me......and why! :)
    yellowroom yellowroom 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    This one says : Let me know when they make up something new about me so I can keep up too . I can't believe all these things I'm doing woooooooow
    MyLifeMojaStvar MyLifeMojaStvar 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know it does! And it lasts longer
    dayvee65 dayvee65 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and...
    AwesomePossum17 AwesomePossum17 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I love his personality a whole lot! And I get some bonuses... Cute and intelligent! ;)
    HappyLover1456 HappyLover1456 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    domibe domibe 26-30, F Sep 2

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    The cover of night shields me from the stress of social activity Muhahaha
    Kurokat Kurokat 13-15, F Sep 14

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    "Do people even see me?" I wonder to myself as I look around the school hallway, feeling more invisible than ever. I always felt alone and misunderstood, but high school has made...
    becswiggins becswiggins 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I'll be the first to admit that I mocked long distance relationships, I genuinely believed that they couldn't possibly exist and be real. Now I feel more confused than ever before...
    RebeccaLouise9541 RebeccaLouise9541 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I can't cope at all and I'm really struggling everyday to even make it out of bed. My life is a complete mess and even calling it a life is a joke! It started on June 10th when I...
    pocahontus1311 pocahontus1311 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    If I was your daughter, and you where dating someone, my oppinion would be important to you, right? Well my mom said yes, but her actions say otherwise. She got married about 6-7...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F Sep 19

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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    From my journal, October 8, 2012 I was taking a walk this morning, and was enjoying how warm and toasty the sun felt on my shirt despite the cool temperatures. I was coming to a...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Hi guys I'm new in this group ,but I've been struggling most of my life because of my maturity . And what do I exactly mean?? Well I'm 15 years old mostly mistaken for 19-20 years...
    singingthestoryofmylife singingthestoryofmylife 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    The further I get from my dreams and the things I love, the more bland the world and life become to me. I move inward and lock myself in a small place where I unwillingly move...
    ky17037 ky17037 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Fighting My Own Demons The greatest enemy is the ego. I learned, it demands to act out without considering the people around and the consequences. It makes you forget wisdom. It...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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