I Feel Older Than I Am

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 498 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ....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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    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

    ....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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Jul 23, 2014

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    It happened again. I fell for a guy a decade older than I am. Although he is fun and young at heart. we are having so many issues, i think it's mainly because of me. but seriously...
    QueenofIceandRoses QueenofIceandRoses
    22-25, F
    a week ago
    Hi. I love hanging around with older people, and always liked older men since they are more interesting.
    phawr phawr
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 19
    Need a daddy I dont have one anymore :( 26 from the UK with pics no older than 43
    Sweetenoughalready Sweetenoughalready
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Need a daddy I dont have one anymore :( 26 from the UK with pics no older than 43
    Sweetenoughalready Sweetenoughalready
    26-30, F
    Apr 19
    Need a daddy I dont have one anymore :( 26 from the UK with pics no older than 43
    Sweetenoughalready Sweetenoughalready
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    I'm still extremely young, but when I first joined EP I was even younger. I came here first when I was barely 12, just a little over two years ago. I had been self harming for over...
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 18
    Please keep reading to the end, there's more to it than the title. Met a guy on the cruise I just got back from today. I can't stop thinking about him. He sorta showed interest...
    CrazyMetalPunk CrazyMetalPunk
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    Usually I don't feel defective. Even if I am jealous for my friends after some period it passes and I am genuinely happy for them. Also I feel different with different friends. For...
    Memonster Memonster
    26-30
    Apr 18
    Honestly I don't even know anymore because if you're 25 and tatted up treating me badly but making me feel good about myself that is not much different from an 18 year old with no...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    I turning 14 in 8 days. (I act and look older than I am I could pass for a 18 year old) This is my problem. I have problems and sometimes I can be insecure and I think I'm...
    lifeproblems lifeproblems
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 16
    My mom turned a blind eye but she did tell me to watch my back with my older sisters. Since her death my sisters took me for everything my mom left me. I have friends that are my...
    flamingorose22 flamingorose22
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    Well, I have returned. Why ? Because since I heard the news of EP shutting down I knew I have to come here one more time to take a stroll down the memory lane before it's too...
    PhoenixTearz PhoenixTearz
    31-35, M
    Apr 16
    I'm not in love with an older man, I am the older man. I had a girl much younger than me who loved me. Was sort of nice but difficult though I do miss the affection. I'm always...
    mrtexasguy mrtexasguy
    41-45, M
    Apr 15
    Manners are important to me. When my sister was still a kid, whenever she asked for something I'd ask, "What must you say?" "... please?" Then I'd hand it to her but won't let it...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 15
    I don't enjoy being patronized about it, though. All-in-all, I had a childhood that required me to grow up in order to make it through. Nothing more or less, I don't need a pat on...
    CrimsonMoons CrimsonMoons
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    just cut my hand practicing my knife techniques. my knife was so sharp I just skinned the muscle and an hour later still don't feel pain
    Mike3569 Mike3569
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 14
    I feel like I have never been mentally here on Earth. Ever since I began to comprehend language and think critically I have never felt like I was meant to be on this Earth. This...
    MillennialStarSon MillennialStarSon
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 14
    i consider early to late 30's older well older than i am
    themisanthropicalien themisanthropicalien
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    hi everyone.. I'm knew here.. crossing my fingers I meet some people who understand my taste.. I have always liked older men. my age frame is usually 10-15 years older.. I'm...
    muddinGirlXxx muddinGirlXxx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    I love older men. always have.... I am 25 and usually date 10-15 years older than me.. lol everyone thinks I'm strange. but I just feel like older men have more to offer. ...
    muddinGirlXxx muddinGirlXxx
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    Nine important facts to remember as we grow older: Number 9 - Death is the number 1 killer in the world. Number 8 - Life is sexually transmitted. Number 7 - Good health is merely...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 11
    He was 24 I was turning 40 in two days when I agreed. He had practically been begging me to sleep with him and I'll admit turning 40 and having a hot *** young man desire me was...
    1kallaway 1kallaway
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 11
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