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I Think a Person's Age Is Not Who They Are

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    As The Crows Feet Deepen

    It seems society is very preoccupied with age.  I never really noticed or cared before....but as the years roll by I realize that I have a few more wrinkles than I had 10 years ago.  I am not quite as thin.  My hair is not near as thick.  I am working my way towards my 38th...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2011

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    Age? Meh.

    Yes, there can be differences in maturity levels, and a person piles up life experience with the years - for the most part. But that's not all there is. I've always had friends of widely varied ages, and honestly I don't see much difference in the people themselves. A person's...
    bunnymousekitt bunnymousekitt 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    Not Always

    I've known so many awesome people of every age. I have met an 80 year old woman who skydives and has tattoos, and on the polar opposite end, I have met a 13 year old jazz musician who believes in reincarnation and loves Billie Holiday. You should never judge a book by its...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    Just a Number

    Age is simply  nothing  but a number. It doesn't define a person. It is sad alot of people base things soley  on  age. I have met people who  act younger than they are and people who are wise beyond there years. it's not how old you are, it's how old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 3, 2009

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    Age

    It seems to me that age should be an intellectual thing, and not a chronological thing. I'm chronolically older, but don't feel it and, I believe, don't look it either. People think I'm 15 to 20 years younger than I actually am. I think younger than I am in many ways, and I'm...
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    Friends of All Ages

      I have friends that range in age from their teens to the nineties.  It's not their age that makes them who they are.  Many of my older friend have as much or more life in them as those half of even a third of their age.  On the other hand, some...
    gladiate gladiate 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2009

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    Age Is Fluid

    I heard someone once say this ' I am every age, I am two, because I was two, I am sixteen because I was sixteen, I am every age I ever have been." Never have more true words been spoken. And, I would like to add that sometimes, I feel ancient when some burden is upon me. ...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    I Agre

        i think a person ago is not whey they are .  ok . i am 19 i look like 17 . but  do the customers at work know me really . no . they don't konw that i am the  front end manger on duty when my boss isn't there .   so just becuase i look so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2009

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    It Feeels Like I'm 17 Again

    I hate when I remember my age sometimes lol I feel so young and act so young..  I'm not that old, I'm only in my early 30s..  but I still feel like a teenager most of the time.  I think a lot of it is like a regression.  I was SO OLD when I was younger, ...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 2 Responses May 19, 2009

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    I Hope It Isn't... Or I'm Screwed!

    I am very weird and complicated individual, to be sure! When it comes to age, I have NO idea how I'm suppose to act. What is 28? How does a 28 year old suppose to be? I have no clue and don't care to! =p I grew up isolated... you see, no kid wanted to play with the weird girl...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    So True

    Gentlemen. How many times have you heard about young ladies between the ages of 18 and 25 talk about wanting to be with an older guy? Ladies. How many guys have ever passed on you for an older woman? I've heard both of these things so many times, that I wish that I had a quarter...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Jul 19, 2012

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    Undefined By Age

    I've been told I'm wise beyond my years. I've been told how insightful and intelligent I am. I've seen things no 15 year old should ever see. I've been abused. Neglected. Hated. Self-destructive. And I can't even drive yet. The way I talk about the world sometimes, my mom tells...
    AwakeAndUnafraid AwakeAndUnafraid 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Of Course Not

    What define a person is this: we need to have a great personality, a sense of purpose, a sense of joy, a sense of humor, a sense of pleasure, a sense of fun,  be nice to people, just be yourself, don't let bullies or meanies  hurt you. All the people around world are...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    My Age Is Not Who I Am.

    I've been told numerous times that I'm wiser beyond my years. People assumed I was in my 20's when I was 16. I'm 18 now but people still tell me that I have a lot of life experience already. It was always annoying being treated like a silly, out of control teenager when I acted...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F Jul 19, 2013

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    It's Simple.

    I know fourteen year olds who are more mature than most 19 year olds I know. I know twenty-six year olds who are as mature as most 15 year olds. I don't tell my age to anyone who asks, because it shouldn't define who I am. I lie. Sometimes I'm 19. Sometimes I'm 21. A number is...
    lovehoax lovehoax 18-21, F Mar 17, 2009

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    Tell Me..

    Without my pictures on site.. And without that little "18-21" age on this site.. And with you reading my stories and about who I am.. Tell me:  How old do you think I am?   
    HypeArt HypeArt 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Don't Complain About Our Generation; Your Generation Raised Us.

    I truly feel that I'm discriminated against on EP because of my age. It bothers me because there's this negative stigma attached to my generation and I often feel offended if I'm not taken seriously. I feel like I'm always fighting to prove a point. It's my biggest pet peeve on...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Don't Underestimate Anyone, Especially Young People And Even Children

    It is rediculous to judge someone by their age. A child has so much insight that we do not. Young people are very intelligent and should not be looked down on because of being a younger person. Maybe i m bi tchin cause i am a younger person but i still believe you need to talk to...
    RoxanneRose101 RoxanneRose101 18-21, F Jun 22, 2010

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    Numbers, Numbers...

    You must be what you are but the number of solar revoutinos may describe decades, but then again, even 10 years is not an absolute, once you are over about 20 or so...   Ignore the numbers, be you!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18, 2009

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    I Am...

    I am 25 years of age (have to write that one last time as will not be applicable for long) Yet, I never feel that, I do not have an acute sense of this is the age I am, this is my identity.  Yes, being a certain age means that I have been exposed to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 22, 2009

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    Please, Get Over Yourselves.

    One of the things that has always bothered me about this website is the amount of people who are constantly throwing their age around like it actually makes them more important.  I don't think it is the number of years you've been alive that matter, it is what you've gone...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2009

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    Don't Think, Know

    I grew up with an abusive stepfather much older than I was/am and he couldn't be any less intelligent than I am. He thought he knew so much, but I think these days he very well may know that all his present and past family has a much higher IQ than he does.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 26, 2012

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    What's Inside Counts More

    I like being silly or funny.  I believe a person's outward behavior and attitude show  true age. Some people are washed up and it shows ..other's see it too.
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2009

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    Really...

    Just because your 40 years old does not mean you have more wisdom than me. It just means you're older and been here longer. Some people never gain wisdom because they spend their entire youth/lives drinking and doing drugs. Age does not mean you can have a superiority complex...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    "You're Only As Old As You Feel"

    Now when I was younger, I thought people that were in their 50s, 60s or older were just very old boring people.  Of course now that I'm 51, I definitely feel very differently about this.  Well even before this age I began to feel differently because yes...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 12 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    Age.

    I don't think a persons age is who they are at all.  I had to grow up pretty quickly, I'm only 16 and a mother; a good mother.  When I was 15, my father went to jail for being an abusive person and beat up my two younger brothers and me (when I was pregnant).  My...
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2009

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    Looking Younger Is Not So Good Sometimes

    I'm 41 and usually people guess I'm in my early 30's, if not in 20's. I first took it as a compliment, but it makes me feel uncomfortable. I don't judge people based on their age, I have friends from mid 20's to early 50's, but people often do. For example, if someone thinks I'm...
    Sundress Sundress 41-45 1 Response Jun 12, 2009

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