I Like Being Around People Older Than Me

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    I have always been more mature than my age group and 'grow up' was never a phrase associated with me. Many of my peers couldn't cope with my interest in academia. So most of my friends are 25+ and I enjoy their maturity and view of life.
    zoeklomp zoeklomp
    Jun 7, 2010

    Being around other people my age has never been

    quite comfortable or pleasant. I feel like I just have a stronger connection to people that are 15+ years older than I am, emphasis on the plus. I like spending time with mature, open minded folks that have seen enough in life to have settled with themselves and the world.
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    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    Mrs. Whitlowe

    Suburbia in the 80s... playing with our little metal matchbox cars in my mother's flowerbed... ice cream on a hot summer day... having my walk with Mrs. Whitlowe... She was an old lady who lived alone in the corner house. Everyday she would sit on her porch and watch the...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    Too Mature?

    I've always grown up around older people. I feel more comfortable around them, like I don't have to say anything to impress them or anything. I've been around older people so much that when someone younger comes around I don't really know how to act. I've basically had the...
    NisaSerene NisaSerene
    13-15, F
    Mar 8, 2009

    I actually have always gotten along with people

    older than me growing up. I really do not know why but I did. I know I would aways talk about facts , and world news because that stuff has always interested me. I love the news, facts, and history. They are all very interesting to me.
    SilentlyExisting SilentlyExisting
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    One of my best friends is 40 years old.

    She is only a few years younger than my mother. I have always felt closer to other people because they understood me. I am very mature for my age, I often have more in common with people who are 10+ years older than I.
    forevereternal9 forevereternal9
    26-30, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    A Chance Meeting

    A few days after my father's death, while looking through the obituaries for my father's obituary, I ran into one with a picture that looked familiar. After reading this other mans obituary, I realized who he was. I had met him once at the local post office. He was a nice old man...
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    1 Response May 20, 2011
    ImandaraDasa ImandaraDasa
    26-30, F
    Jan 1, 2015
    romi777 romi777
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014


    it started when i was thirteen when i went too a a friend of a friends sweet sixteen i started hangn out with the punk kinda group which i was always told where the druggies which som of them where but most where just like were into diffrent things like me i liked them and i felt...
    miley7878 miley7878
    18-21, F
    Oct 27, 2009

    Older People

    Older people,Like their company,When it comes to talking,The conversations you have,So wide and varied,It's easy to pass a day,Talking away.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Dec 19, 2011

    Older People

    For a long time now I've felt most comfortable being around people older than myself, either a lot older or just a little bit, anything other that people my own age. I don't really know why this is...I guess then there is no competition and they are a lot more mature.
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2010

    Much Older

    Back in 2003 I would sing with a church group at an old folkes home. After a couple of months I found myself staying longer and longer and eventually I would tell my ride that was with the church that I'd just catch a bus home later. I loved talking to everyone. While I was...
    moonprincessxox moonprincessxox
    31-35, F
    Aug 24, 2010

    They Are Great

    I find that older people aren't as arrogant as young people. They are wise and that's what I like. Not all older people are cool but I find that I lean towards older people. I also find that older people look out for you, and talk to you about life and they can be funny too :)
    iLikeBBQchicken iLikeBBQchicken
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2011

    I have always gotten along with older people

    better than people around my age. They don't even talk to me, it's like they sense that I'm different. I don't know, but either way intelligent and the keyword here *cough* mature people come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. I just find that they are the age that's older than me...
    ArtemisCode ArtemisCode
    22-25, F
    May 5, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    Jul 21, 2014
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