I Feel Much Older Than I Really Am

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    Now I'm one year older.

    Walking on two feet, realizing that my heart is colder.
    DecemberSky1 DecemberSky1
    18-21, F
    Mar 30, 2014

    I feel like I'm extremely conservative

    and have really old conservative values. I'm just a country boy. I think that the man should work and provide for his family. I think you shouldn't have sex just out of spite. I think you should wait for someone right. I think you should go to church on Sundays. I think you...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2014

    This happens especially

    when I'm explaining something to someone much older, or when I'm chatting to an immature adult. It's funny... I look about twelve years old, I am fifteen, and I feel sometimes like I'm in my fifties. I wonder what age I'll feel like when I'm fifty?
    kennedy10505 kennedy10505
    18-21, F
    May 20, 2014

    I'm a kid (young teen)

    and all my good friends are at least three years older than me. It's not that I want to seem cool it's just that I relate to them a lot better then the people who are in my class (they seem really immature). People [in my class] get mad at me because I don't think its funny when...
    taekwondogirl taekwondogirl
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2014

    I can't help it but see what other people of my

    same age do as childish and ridiculous. I've gotten to think that maybe it happened after my mom's death and, because of that, all of her responsibilities falling over me. I am the eldest of three and, because of that, all the duties my mom used to have have been transferred...
    HadaraNight HadaraNight
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2014

    I turned 16 two days ago,

    I know I am still young but living my life I feel old! My mom acts too young and my brothers drive me insane. Probably does not help that I prefer to stay in than go to parties like my sister o.o
    CryoticLove CryoticLove
    18-21, F
    Apr 9, 2015

    Mo' Maturity Mo' Problems

    I've always had an inward-looking kind of personality. And ever since I was shipped off to live in a by-no-means-small-but-also-far-from-big city where I was given the de-facto silent treatment reserved especially for certain Kinds of People in Certain Kinds of (White...
    ClemenSi ClemenSi
    22-25, F
    Aug 2, 2013

    I feel so old and I look

    so old. Sometimes Id wish I fit into my own age group. It really makes me sad and I always feel like an outcast and always get made fun of cause im so tall and look MUCH older than I am. This one guy named romelo asked me why do you look so old and I wonder what you will really...
    ZaquoyaTinsley ZaquoyaTinsley
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    I'm fifteen and I feel like I'm ten years older

    than I am at least. I don't really have many close friends and I feel like most of the kids my age are so immature. I think maturity is defined by how you act, not by your age. I'm not trying to sound full of myself, but I honestly hate the way kids my age are generally acting...
    helloo12121 helloo12121
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015

    I guess I am just wondering

    if there is anyone else out there in their twenties that I have anything in common with. It seems to me that every twenty something I meet is only concerned with partying, drinking, doing drugs, etc. I find myself relating only to people that are much older than myself. I...
    Stellamarie9029 Stellamarie9029
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    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, 2014

    12 Going On 18

    I am currently 12 years old, but I feel like I have already graduated high school. This was my first year in middle school and I already feel like everyone is super annoying and immature. I have to pretend to be slightly interested in any conversation with my friends or other...
    Cocorosie1 Cocorosie1
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2012

    I'm 16 turning 17 in a few months

    but I feel like I lived 70 years for some reason . people were telling me ever since I was 10 or 14 that I'm really mature for my age some even say that I behave like my father in nature and personality
    Amacey Amacey
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    I've frequently been called an "Old Man"

    as a joke because of how I am and all my opinions I share sound like they're coming from, well, an old angry man.
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    Jun 23, 2015
    TreZ1 TreZ1
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2015

    Turning 21 Soon.

    First I feel too young to even join this group, but reading the other stories I see that you don't have to be 30 feeling 50 to make this statement. I'll be 21 in less than two months, but for over 2 years now I've wanted nothing more than to become a mother, settle down, become...
    Mandy5367 Mandy5367
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2008


    As a kid I got along with people much older than me and could never relate to anyone my age. I never did it to impress people or because I thought it was cool it just naturally happened it was'nt until the how old are you question popped up that i got shocked reactions from...
    atrandomtimes atrandomtimes
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2011

    Me Or The World?

    Don't you hate it when old people go on and on about how much better the world was in their day? Jobs were easier to find, music was kinder, children were nicer, wine was sweeter, wars were quieter, grass was greener, and so on, blah, blah, blah. Obviously, my first reaction is...
    kikis2 kikis2
    22-25, F
    May 19, 2012

    I am 27 and somedays I feel like 80.

    I cant even see my self having sex or a relationship anymore. I have no job, no money, living with my parents no idea about the future.
    thejoyprovider thejoyprovider
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    It's like everyone my age can only crack the

    annoying one-second laugh joke or respond to situations in the most inappropriate way. I try to look past their immatureness but frankly some days I'd rather take a punch in the face..
    safiya999 safiya999
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    Everybody in my class STILL finds it hilarious

    when some rubs the bottom of the shoe on something and makes a farting noise while I'm just sitting there deadpan wishing I could stab myself in the face with my pencil.
    IAmARebel IAmARebel
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    Everyday I think I'm old.

    ..28...and life is so boring with this routine...what happened to me? Where is the joy of life? Sometimes I think if I'm so bored by now what is the point of getting older?
    domibe domibe
    31-35, F
    Sep 2, 2014

    I don't care about getting old.

    I've been 60 since forever. Besides, what's wrong with getting old? Everybody wants to live forever but at the same time nobody wants get older. Pshh.
    Airlangga Airlangga
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    I feel so much older

    than I am. I think it is because I had to grow up fast in taking care of my siblings and myself while my dad would beat my mom. I also had to take care of her in the fact that I thought it was my job to comfort her as she cried or bleed.
    missminimae missminimae
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2015
    TreZ1 TreZ1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    Childhood Slipped Away Too Fast

    My childhood just slipped away much too fast. I find it hard to believe that I am already a sophomore. But I really really want to go back to the days when I was young and ignorant. My mom has been, probably for the past year or two, telling me problems with the family and...
    DevilishAngel9 DevilishAngel9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2009

    My Body.... Hurts. A Lot.

    I have weak ankles. My back is always hurting. The list goes on and on. I feel like I'm 80 years old. When it gets cold of the weather starts to change, my bones hurt.
    AliciaAnesthesia AliciaAnesthesia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2010

    I was flipping through the channels

    and I saw this cartoon called "uncle grandpa"!!!..... WTF is that ****??? What ever happened to ahh real monsters or Rocco's modern life or hey Arnold??
    deleted deleted
    Jun 18, 2015

    I've some medical conditions

    which are not typical for 23 YO to has i don't want to talk about them now but this one is recent and i feel sad :( heel spur! this is won't be good for my future just when I thought my life can't get any worse!
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2014

    So. Im going to be 28.

    .. No kids, not married, and thinking about ending my current 2 year relationship. Am i too old to start over? I'm scared i am. I just want to be happy, but I feel like time is running out to date again and get married and start a family. I need thoughts and advice please...
    jesslynn4686 jesslynn4686
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    I have been seventeen years,

    three hundred twenty-nine days a resident of this earth, yet scarcely a day goes by that I don’t feel four times my age. My disposition, mannerisms, mode of dress, and political convictions are those of a man fifty years my senior. I am unfond of the insinuation of...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2015

    I have the Attitude of a 25-30 year old.

    And I'm 16. If you talk to me, you'll see that I'm very mature.
    Beccaslife Beccaslife
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2014

    I have an old soul and a young body containing

    it. I'm so far past my age, probably has a lot to do with my past lives, though u can never remember them, u take the wisdom with your soul into ur next life.
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    I give myself a hard time

    because I feel like I am so much older than what I am. Thinking that I won't have enough time to accomplish things, yet life has just begun for me. I need to slow down and be here for awhile.
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    No One I Can Talk To

    What I'm about to say will probably make me sound like an *******, but please know that in no way am I trying to say I'm better than anyone because of my intelligence. This is just how I feel and what I've experienced. My dad was a single parent and raised me from the age of...
    bekkahboodles bekkahboodles
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 14, 2013

    this is one of my biggest personal issues,

    no doubt. on social media sites, like this one, I never put my real age. I hate revealing it, because when I do no one will take me seriously. I feel mature; I know I am. but no one will take a young teenager seriously because of lack of experience. that is just not the case...
    allwasgolden allwasgolden
    18-21, F
    Jun 13, 2015

    Why Do I Feel Older?

    I'm only 15 turning 16 in May and I feel like I'm way older then I am. I don't really hang out with kids my own age so most of my friends are like 18-20. With kids my own age I feel smarter, more open minded and I feel out of place with them. And the friends that are 18 and older...
    Yonkers005 Yonkers005
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 5, 2012

    I have never felt like I relate to people my

    own age eversince I was a child. My family has always said that I act like an old lady. I love the elderly. Their wisdom is priceless. I take it as a compliment ^_^
    deleted deleted
    May 9, 2015


    Was never really a kid anyway, which if anything should leave me acting like one now, and sometimes I do.... but a lot of the time not so much....     Maybe its just that the people I hang out with are surprisingly immature..... I dunno..... but they bore me.... I...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2008
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