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I Feel Older Than I Am

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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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    ....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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    I Think Because I Have Take...

    I think because I have taken the time to think within myself, I have discovered more than the average man. I believe through internal reflection, you receive personal growth. You have to think about your beliefs, your morals, your goals. How else will you know what you believe in...
    BTK316 BTK316 31-35, M Dec 30, 2008

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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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2007

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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 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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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 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 16-18, F Oct 15, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    Related Experiences

    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 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's kinda annoying, sometimes when I'm with my friends of my age I don't laugh or smile because I don't find funny what they say, I would want to know people a little bit more...
    elisasama elisasama 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate that . My sister is 8years older than me and they will card her before they card me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    Is it absurd to date a guy that is 20 years older than yourself?
    LouisaVenter LouisaVenter 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Pain with out love pain can get enough pain with our live cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all Your sick of feeling of your not the only trust and take my and ill show...
    killerinstinke killerinstinke 13-15, F a week ago

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    Well a long time ago I said yes to going on a date with this guy (I was only going because I wanted to go to Prom. I will admit I was young and shallow.) but he brought his two...
    Skinnylove99 Skinnylove99 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    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...
    domibe domibe 26-30, F Sep 2

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    I work with this girl that is 22 or 23. I am soon to be 18. This girl has a boyfriend. But the reason I know her is because we work together at the hospital. She is one of the most...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    Am I he only one who despises how ever adult, even younger ones still fresh from the teen, look down on me due to my youth. They think that I'm stupid, immature, unable to tell...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    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...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    When I been self reflecting on myself. I realise I been told I am born in the wrong era. I don't do parties, Social Networking sites on internet, go to clubs or like a lot of...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    They call me an old soul because of my maturity level being severally higher than a lot of people my age,which also means i hate immaturity :/ i mean sometimes its ok but if its...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My love, I wish.......that you could reach your hand inside my heart and hold this love in the palm of your hand. I wish you could see it's color and form, and be mesmorized by...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I stole a cookie my roommate made and now I think she doesn't like me. We barely know each other and I feel really bad. Someone console me
    qua1 qua1 18-21, F Aug 30

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    My favorite teacher (gaming teacher) thought I was senior today. Also, my science teacher didn't even think I was a student. Wow, proves that I look old.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 27

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    My favorite teacher (gaming teacher) thought I was senior today. Also, my science teacher didn't even think I was a student. Wow, proves that I look old.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 27

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    I just turned 21, and recently I decided to grow my beard/goatee out again. Now I went to the local GameStop to pre-order a game, and guy working at the counter didn't even ask for...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 1

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