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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ....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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    ....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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had this relationship with a married man he is 47 and darn sexy! 13 years older than me, i wish i married an older sexy man!
    mymami mymami 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    35 is my limit. This cop I was with is 30. He's 10 years older than me and I loved it! Older men are very attractive.
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F a week ago

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    In my junior year of college I studied abroad and met this guy. We hit it off instantly but it never went farther than a night of dancing and drinking. When I went back home I...
    natmariesa natmariesa 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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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 Jul 24

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    I've been told so many times by so many people "there's no way you're 16! you seem mentally and physically older than that!". in fact, there are still people that refuse to believe...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I have an older sister who's 23 and I am 16, everyone always asks if we're twins because I guess we look so much alike.. but when we tell them we're not that we're actually seven...
    Jewie Jewie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 3 days ago

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    Only 23 but I feel about 55!!
    cherrikisses22 cherrikisses22 22-25 5 days ago

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    In December 2013, I met this amazing and artistic person. I have never felt so strong feeling for anyone... But now I can say that I'm in love with this guy. The only problem is...
    asthas33 asthas33 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Looking for Lovers who can elder than me 10-20 years <><><><><<><
    Jimmy365 Jimmy365 26-30, M Aug 1

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    I want men younger than me for a relationship though & in Southern mass!! 21+, Freak, Domibant, 7+, white/Spanish. MUST LOVE HUGE **** & BBW's!!!
    christinelove69 christinelove69 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 9

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    That's how you know you are still alive. As someone who can become and feel empty, i must say it is a very scary place. So even pain is better than emptiness
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F Aug 6

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    Feeling numb is the worst feeling. That's why I would rather be sad
    Anon1700 Anon1700 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    How old do I look to you? To be honest I'm 16...
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jul 23

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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 Jul 24

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    I'm 19. But every time someone sees me they think I'm 20 something
    xElliotx xElliotx 18-21, M Jul 27

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    I've had people tell me I act like I'm 18/19, or that I have the intelligence level of an 18/19 year old.
    SydneyGrace7 SydneyGrace7 13-15, F Jul 28

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    I'm 13, but a lot of people I meet think I'm 15-17.
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Aug 4

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    I'm 15. But most people think I'm 16-18. Maybe it's because of the mustache I'm growing. ? Lmao
    XCameronnXx XCameronnXx 13-15, M Aug 5

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    Im 15 but everyone thinks im like 18-20. At school they thoughy they assigned me the wrong classed .-.
    Kittenfire Kittenfire 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5