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

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    YAY! You made a group for this thank you! Its there personailty that catches the heart, age doesn't matter unless you want it to.
    Keelie Keelie
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jun 12, 2009

    Numbers aren't a person!

    People aren't numbers. They are flesh, muscle, bone hair. Experiences figure too, and the wisdom that can be gained.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2009

    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

    Age is just part of someone it is how you feel

    about someone is who they are.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    May 5, 2015

    Age Has Become Too Important

    When a person's age is enough for you to form a detailed picture of who they are, you know there's a problem. I'm going to do the 'typical' whiny teenage thing and say that teenagers are misunderstood. I don't mean that we've got it right and you've got it wrong, I mean that...
    CrabnPickle CrabnPickle
    18-21, M
    Jun 23, 2011


    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...
    jessjess0625 jessjess0625
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2009
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 25, 2014

    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
    1 Response Mar 11, 2010

    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

    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


    When I was meeting my coach for the first time (maybe 5 years ago), I remember his birthday had been coming up in a couple of weeks.  He asked me to guess his age, to which I responded "45".  ... He's 24.
    twitchysquirrel29 twitchysquirrel29
    16-17, F
    Apr 18, 2009


    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jan 27, 2009

    10yeargap.com focuses on younger women dating

    older men and it encourages age gap marriage. 10YearGap.com is not a sugar daddy site. Single women are attracted to older single men as they are polite, respectful, generous, kind, intelligent, sensitive, caring, affectionate, and understanding. Many younger women would like to...
    JessieFay JessieFay
    31-35, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2009

    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

    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
    6 Responses Jun 11, 2009

    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

    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

    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
    Aug 25, 2009

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 3, 2009

    Age doesn't really exist.

    I might be 21 years old on earth but on mars or any other planet I'll be older or younger. Age is made up. So what's the point of using it to critique someone of their maturity.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    I feel so much younger

    than I am... Maybe I just never grew up. Not sure if that's good or bad? Either way I'll never be "normal" and I'm thankful for that
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    I understand when young have crazy thoughts

    and as get older people lose expectations. But the best teachers I have are middle aged and have young creative minds
    deleted deleted
    Jul 23, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2009

    Age Doesnt Bother Me.

    People think just cuz im 14 im immature and juvinile. but im not. i cant stand  people like that. i know how to have fun but i dont live on fun. but im not so serious im boring either. to me if you love someone and there older then thats fine. the last 3 guys i thought i...
    LBB16sSunshine LBB16sSunshine
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2009

    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
    Apr 18, 2009


    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

    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
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    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
    1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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