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I Feel Older Than I Am

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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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    PaleRaven PaleRaven 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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 Sep 14

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    ....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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    JessieFay JessieFay 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Im 14 but i feel like i act way older than everyone and i look older as well... I enjoy having the company of older people but sometimes its just impossible ?
    appetanc3 appetanc3 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    When most girls at my age like guys that are young and similar to them, I seem to fall for guys that are older... many of them who would never like me back, or those who morally...
    ils11 ils11 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 21 and my boyfriend is 19. It's not too much of an age difference. He however looks a lot older than me so nobody knows he's younger than me until I tell them and even then...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F Dec 10

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    Am in my early 20's but I act like am in my late 20's and because of that I tend to attract 30+ guys in relationships and I have never been in a relationship with anyone 3-5yrs...
    optimisticgal optimisticgal 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    In my home country people often mistake me as a college student/an employee (17-21 y.o) whereas I'm still in sophomore. While on the other hand, everytime I travel to Europe people...
    alexalivia alexalivia 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Don't choose to not talk to me because i am younger then you! Yea, i am 15 but i act way older because i am around older friends and people. All of my friends are 18, 19 or 20 and...
    chelsea1312 chelsea1312 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I don't know what it is, but I have always been attracted to older men. Although I'm in my mid 20s I could see myself with a man all the way into his 50s. I just find older mature...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Dec 14

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    I act wayy older for my age.People tell me im really mature.I guess its because i dont party and stuff like that like other people at my age.I feel like im 40 and i act like im 40...
    Tessa3 Tessa3 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Hi my name is Hessa. I want some advices about, is it correctly love someone who already is older? The guy likes me and I like him but the problem he is older like 15 years old...
    HessaFG HessaFG 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    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...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know why, but I've always liked older guys; I guess it's because they know how to treat a lady :) I am also attracted to the intelligence, maturity, stability and...
    crystalbabecal crystalbabecal 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 27

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    wanting an older guy to treat Me like a lady
    BootyHadMeLikeDamn BootyHadMeLikeDamn 13-15, F Dec 10

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    Hi all, I am 23, and looking to chat with older men. FYI, I am not looking for sex. I am looking for a genuine conversation. :)
    kandieekainee kandieekainee 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I hate when people ignore my ideas just because I'm only 14... I'm smarter than half the 20 year olds now! (Not bragging or anything) - (I didn't mean that snobbyish) but everyone...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 17 Responses Nov 28

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    People need to stfu. I am 14 and graduating high school this year. I'm way smarter than kids my age are supposed to be. If you tell me I'm only a child and that I don't understand...
    RaisedByTheWolves RaisedByTheWolves 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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