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I Feel Older Than I Am

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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 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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    I'm seventeen, but I have felt like a full adult

    for probably about the past five years. 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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    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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    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 19 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses May 25

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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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    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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    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 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 5 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 16, 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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    Related Experiences

    But this also makes me feel alone. I wish someone could relate
    wonderstar wonderstar 16-17, F Jun 25

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    People say I look older than I really am so how old do you think I look ^.^
    goldenWish goldenWish 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Well, I started highschool, I am much more mature than the rest of the high school. I just keep to myself and focus on the future, I've had an unbelievable past for someone of 15...
    DreamLurker DreamLurker 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Seeing as my profile decides to list my age as 13-15, I would just like to take a moment to clear the air. I am in fact 15 years old! Frequently I’m told I appear older than I am...
    alecsgirl18 alecsgirl18 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I am a social anxious, extremely shy guy... I met a girl on a mental illness forum (First girl I ever talked to)... She is 5 years older than me... we talked (through private...
    awkwardguy23 awkwardguy23 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Just like three days grace says. Pain without love. Pain can't get enough. Pain I like it rough cause id rather feel pain than nothing at all. Could you imagine never feelingl...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I've always noticed that I tend to blend in more with older people. Not like 30 years older, but like a good few years older. Partially because I'm just in general an intelligent...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I hear that a lot, I'm only 16, aka a minor. So if you way older men could leave me alone thanks πŸ‘Œ
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I'm 15. I get told I look anywhere from 18-21 years old. Only older teen guys notice me / hit on meπŸ’© they just wanna **** anyways πŸ˜…
    loladdicted loladdicted 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Possibly. Fast food workers keep me guessing. They offer senior discounts. And senior freebies. Me accepts. Because me feels 91. And deserving. Entitlement or...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 4

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    I think they're just awesome to be around because they know more people than I do, and they know a lot more things than I do!
    melanieOG melanieOG 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    yeah sometimes i act and talk like a wise old man. I talk to myself too cause i need an expert advice XD
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Here's for the kids that grew up stealing their parents old albums and falling in love with them!
    raisedbybands raisedbybands 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Elvis and the beach boys is where it's at! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Bach Beethoven. Mozart. I grew up with this music. I had five sisters who all played piano. As well as myself. I'm on utube. Check me out!!!!!
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M Jun 27

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    I like music from the 70's 80's and some 90's. I like oldies.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I love listening to music from the 1950s to the 1980s. I listen to Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, AC/DC, Queen, KISS. Just to name a few, this was the...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm 14 but I've been told so many times that I look 16-17... β€’_β€’
    JuliaAnderson JuliaAnderson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Can we chat just message me now, YES YOU
    19lucy19 19lucy19 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 6