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I Feel Older Than I Am

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    I Feel Like An Old Soul

    I have always felt disconnected from everyone including my family they dont understand me only a few people do i feel like a wise one someone who has lived many times before and experience many things.
    AmberDawn25 AmberDawn25 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2012

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    I feel more mature than most people my age.

    I don't mind though. It makes it easy to talk to adults, which comes in handy.
    CockyLP CockyLP 16-17, M Apr 12, 2015

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    Looking For Similar Souls

    even though i am young, i feel like my soul is very old. does n.e. 1 feel the same?
    heimbold202 heimbold202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    Yes. I Do

    When i was younger i always felt older and was always able and still am able to communicate easily with other/older people. I have always known things that other people dont kno. When i was younger i would read alot...I was a book worm :P lol I don't kno if that has anything too...
    krissyluv krissyluv 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    How Old Is Young?

    I have never really felt young. When i was actually young  around 6 or 7 or maybe even younger I would feel so ashamed to be my age, like people were constantly treating me like a child. yes, I know, I was a child, but if you told me that to my face I would be highly...
    ravenhope ravenhope 13-15 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    I Wonder...

    I've always been more mature than all those my age and often found myself gravitating toward those 5-20 yrs my senior in social atmospheres. I wonder if when I'm 40 or 50 I'll gravitate toward the younger groups?  hmmm Older though ... I don't know about feeling older...
    LickingLollies LickingLollies 16-17, F Oct 15, 2007

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    ....stay Out of Grown Folks Buisness....

    my mother is always telling me to stay out of grown folks buisness but thats who i am comfortable talking to. i am 13 yrs old but i feel like im in my late teens i can have a full grown conversation with a 35 year old person about poitics and no exactly what im talking about and...
    XscreamingXinsideX XscreamingXinsideX 13-15, F Jul 17, 2009

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    My Generation

    I've been told I don't act my age. I'm only 16 but I feel that I'm probably 4 years ahead of myself. Theres a lot of things to say. I don't like my generation of people around my age. Like I mean I don't like typical things that a simple 16 year old would like. I don't seem to...
    Radwimp Radwimp 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    Nobody's Mother

    I turned 21 two days ago.  I guess that is still young.  Yet, I feel so old.   I feel like I am a 30-something-year old mother. I don't have any kids. What I do have is a boyfriend who acts like a child.  And over the past year I...
    NovemberBlue NovemberBlue 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2, 2015

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    All these kids depressed

    and stuff. When people say it's a phase they mean it. Mine was 7th-9th grades of the "depression, lonely," stage. Not meaning I'm so perfectly content because I'm a little older buttttt I guess with each year comes more experience and lessons learned. You all need a heavy dose...
    KJ935 KJ935 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2014

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    And Younger.

    I feel both older & younger than I am. Younger in most ways, actually, but older too.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F May 19, 2010

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    Why Dont I Like Kids My Age?

    i only like older women.  they are nice to me.  i dont like kids games anyway
    younganimal younganimal 13-15, M Sep 26, 2009

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    Perhaps the most confusing thing in my life is

    that I'm expected to act like an adult, but I'm still treated like a child.
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    Separated From My Age Group

    i'm only 22 but i have experienced and seen a substantial amount experiences. I am an only child grew up in los angeles and was raised by a single mother. My father has been absent from before i was 10. I got involved with a street lifestyle including drug addiction, gangs...
    sgallday sgallday 22-25 Jan 27, 2012

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    I Also Feel Older Than I Am.

    Online people are amazed when I let my age slip. I think I seem older than my age because I observe  a lot of odd things most people would over look. I tend to learn from others mistakes more than making my own, though I do that as well. 
    tinkeytoes tinkeytoes 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2007

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    Maturity

    I think I've just gotten much more mature over the past one or two years.  It really has increased.  And maybe that's the reason I feel older then I actually am.  I like feeling older the majority of the time. 
    merryHAPPYx merryHAPPYx 18-21, F Aug 8, 2008

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    ....stay Out of Grown Folks Buisness....

    my mother is always telling me to stay out of grown folks buisness but thats who i am comfortable talking to. i am 13 yrs old but i feel like im in my late teens i can have a full grown conversation with a 35 year old person about poitics and no exactly what im talking about and...
    XscreamingXinsideX XscreamingXinsideX 13-15, F Jul 17, 2009

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    An Old Soul

    And not the whole teenager thing of, "no one understand me", it's so different. No one honestly did understand me, and I didn't understand them. I got along better with older people. When I was in elementary school I didn't understand them, being so annoying and immature, and...
    SilverCold SilverCold 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    These days I have met some fresh grad

    or younger people in business settings... I suddenly realized I m so much older now. I used to be the youngest among everyone. I feel a little sad ... Besides, I m afraid working in my current job would make me age faster ... The impact of working long hours start to appear on...
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2015

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    I Cant Help It

    i have a family, i'm rational, and i understand money better than most people my age. some of my friends are still partying, doin drugs, and just having a good old time. and they should, they are only in their twenties. i got pregnant 8 months after graduating highschool, only 6...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2007

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    People 'my Age'

    I always look at people my age, especially males, and can't understand them. Like they put their need for toys and a nice car above wanting to move out? If you live with your parents still, you should not have a 400 dollar a month car payment! If I had a car payment, no way...
    loveful loveful 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    I Feel 20 At 12

    Sometimes I feel like I'm 20 or older. There is one catch, I'm 12, 13 in 4 months. I'm a very gifted and accelerated student. I'm in center-based gifted, the highest level ofgifted classes. I do so much, that at times, I feel almost 10 years past my age. I guess this isn't...
    lolachicken444 lolachicken444 36-40 5 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    I am NOT growing old gracefully.

    Things still happen, fun times and good memories, but the morning after, looking in the mirror??? Damn...wth happened?
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2014

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    Always Have

    I think that my parents changed the year on my birth ceritficate. I seriously do. Even though I don't think that is possible. I'm pretty sure it's not. But seriously. I'm the smartest in my class, and for that reason I don't try as hard because I know I can do it half heartedly...
    ImJustHidingHere ImJustHidingHere 18-21, F Aug 15, 2009

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    Drained

    Since I left the Army I feel like my body is falling apart.  I do not go a day without feeling the aches and pain.  yes I feel a lot older then I am.  I have learned to just deal with it though.  When I tell people I am 40 they never believe me until I show my...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Dec 9, 2007

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    I've been called Madam today.

    I hate that , I'm 20 and I already feel old.
    Missionvao Missionvao 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2015

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    in the sense. I have never enjoyed life

    as others have at any age. now, enjoyment others feel means more than ever being happy myself. as it always been. just now I've relized I could never care about anything I want. it seems...I'm waiting for something. perhaps someone to save me. the elderly turn to God, and give...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M Jul 4, 2015

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    Is it just me or is it weird

    that minors are posting stories with "when I was a child" when they still are children? Doesn't that defeat the purpose with irony? Maybe I've just been hanging out here too much.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2015

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    My dads 65th birthday is today.

    My oldest brother is actually 42...they are the reason why I feel older than I am
    kaps105 kaps105 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2014

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    I Feel Like An Old Soul

    I have always felt disconnected from everyone including my family they dont understand me only a few people do i feel like a wise one someone who has lived many times before and experience many things.
    AmberDawn25 AmberDawn25 18-21, F Jul 2, 2012

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    I'm only eighteen, but I feel

    so much older. I have a hard time connecting with people my age. It's such a strange feeling knowing that others look at me and think that I'm somehow different from them just because a few years may separate us. In the big scheme of things, does it really matter?
    theoptimist134 theoptimist134 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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    Feeling Older

    I've always felt older than other people around me. I've always been able to communicate with adults on their level, which I think surprised people when I was younger. I've also had knowledge of things that other people my age haven't. I used to go on the internet when I was...
    sunandstars sunandstars 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    I'll turn 20 in a few months

    though I feel old. Sometimes I play to video games I used to play when I was younger, look at the realeased date and think :crap it was 11 years ago. I have creative hobbies and I always feel like I should have improved myself sooner.
    Missionvao Missionvao 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    Really Old

     I'm only 17 years old and haven't experienced much in life but I can't help but feel old. I feel that I was born during the wrong time.  I just think very differently from my peers and I get along better with older people. I think part of the reason is in my childhood...
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    I Feel So Old Sometimes!

    I know part of it is psychological-society puts so much emphasis on beauty and youth. Also, since having my children, I don't really have much of a social life. I can't just get up and go meet friends. There is no spontaneity in my life, which I truly miss. I see others that...
    MommySarah79 MommySarah79 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    27 Going On 50

     i have to take a nap everyday ... and i just feel drained all the time ... i think i need to start taking vitamins ... im sure that might help ... and exercising  i just want some energy back .....
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Dec 28, 2007

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    Really Old...

    Most days, I feel like one of those crotchety old men you see in the cartoons - like Eustace on Courage the Cowardly Dog maybe - just waiting for he chance to scream "Get off my lawn!" The only time I can feel my age is when I'm laughing.
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    It seems like they're a little less fragile and more interesting.
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