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I Think I Will Never Grow Up

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    Still A Child

    Despite being 22 going on 23, I'm still pretty much a child. Either we're silly or just plain stubborn, I believe that we are all still children and will never grow up. Age has nothing to do with "growing" up.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Mar 24, 2011

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Aug 26, 2011

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    I'll Always Be a Kid At Heart

    There's nothing I like more than 'playing pretend'. After that comes tea parties, and dress-up. Reality sucks. Reality really really sucks. Being a kid doesn't. It's about the only thing my mom accepts about me, and it is so nice to go to American Girl place with my little...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul 18-21, F Sep 13, 2007

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    I Thought I Was A Grown Up For Awhile...

    While I was knee deep in parenting for awhile I did try to grow up. Then life slapped me upside the head. Now I am just going to be me as much as possible. I need to spend time laughing and playing and hanging out outside everyday. I can't take myself too seriously because I am a...
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2011

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Sep 10, 2012

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Sep 10, 2012

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    Never Grow Up

    Never grow up,No, not I,Won't grow old,never age,Why should I?I'm happy as can be,The way I am.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 21, 2012

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    I Never Want Lose My Child Heart

    There are a lot of things i want to learn how to do to keep my child parts safe.  Like learning how to ask for help and learning to say NO! (or no thank you.)My child heart helps me get inspired, be creative and love people.  Those are all wonderful things so i always want to...
    purin473 purin473 31-35, M Jun 14, 2011

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    Grown Up?

    I do feel like I am maybe pretending to be a grown up. People will say things to suggest I am grown up, because I have a career and car and am trying to buy a house, but it all feels a little like dress ups and someone will find me out soon. You have this idea of when you will...
    Elpis2012 Elpis2012 26-30, F Mar 4, 2012

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    But that's not bad.They tell me I live in a

    fairy tale.Does that mean I need to get out of it into the "real world", or just that they're jealous that they're not in one? I once read somewhere that we live our entire lives in the world in our heads.And the one I've been in so far has kept me safe, sound and very much...
    stranger001 stranger001 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    I Will Never Grow Up

    everything in my life came late..........I was always behind and everyone around me was always steps ahead. I was the oldest in my class but I looked like the youngest I was 14 and while I was still playing with barbies all the girs in my class were busy with guys make...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose 22-25 3 Responses Mar 6, 2007

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    It's The Only Thing That Keeps Me Sane

    I will never stop loving Sesame Street      
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Curiosity Of A Child

    I am an adult, but I think a part of me will never grow up. I have in me, an infinite curiosity of a child about life, an endless desires to color this world with traces of innocent joy. I am surprised with what I can do and what this life is capable of making me to smile again...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    Contentment

    So... I'm only 18, but I really don't think I'll ever grow up. Now, I don't find this to be a bad thing. Being happy this way, to me, is better than being unhappy any other way. I like to wonder things. Imagine. I'm a little on the naive side, but thats okay too. I...
    SummerMaiden SummerMaiden 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Promised To Myself...

    Never gonna let the child in me to die! And never gonna let all the rush in the world.. .....And all the rush in life to make me forget, how to be a playful, fun loving and careless person! =) That's my theory for my "happily ever after"! =)
    zoejaneee zoejaneee 22-25, F 5 Responses May 8, 2011

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    I Know I'll Never Grow Up.

    Why should I? Where's the fun in that? In relative terms we are here for such a short space of time, why waste it by being too serious about life, the world and everything. I prefer to be childlike and laugh my way through it, rather than take it all too seriously. I still enjoy...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    Grow Up? Who Will I Be Then?

    ok, i am 31 and i feel like i am in my early 20's. mentally i have no idea where i am. sometimes i feel like i will never feel my age. like the guys i look at, the ones i am actually interested in are always way younger than me. but i figured one thing out lately. the guys i am...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    I am 16 and the youngest in the family, I will never be as good as my brothers everything I do. They have done something better. Everyone thinks im happy 24/7 but Im not im just an...
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    I have a fear that I will never have someone love me friendly and romantically.. A person who was very close to me from my pass once told me I would never find someone and I hope...
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    Very certain that I will never experience the touch of a man again. That I will spend my remaining time on earth alone....in a perpetual state of disappointment.
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am not perfect, but I swear I will never break my promise.
    HappyOnTheInside HappyOnTheInside 22-25, F Apr 8

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    ´The sky is the limit...to how many times some people can lie... telling the same things over and over again...giving their word...saying they are deeply sorry, they...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    people i meet always like me because they think im funny ,but why it seems like i dont have a friend..i feel like they talk bad things behind my back buy when i am around i feel...
    love19872012 love19872012 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Too fast? Or never at all? Hmmm
    Orchid284 Orchid284 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    We live in a generation where it's okay for young children and early adolescents to to dress and act like adults. Sad, but true. They're not taken though the steps of growing up...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I just broke up with a gf of 4 years. We lived together for 2 years. She is a bi and she has fallen in love with a guy at work. I am crushed when I caught her lying to cover up her...
    miknat miknat 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    When family and foes make a point of using opinion as fact to harm me it pleases me to correct them, it hurts when family do this, but I can't let anyone hold me down. The quicker...
    Tricke1983 Tricke1983 31-35, F Mar 23

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    I think it's probably a silly, pointless fear, but I still fear it. I think I'm more afraid that I'll find someone to really love me and then they'll stop loving me.
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I'm starting to think I will not find someone that wants just me. I am not enough
    dixiecrystal1 dixiecrystal1 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I guess I've always known this but am willing to accept it more now. Finally I am ready to change and have begun restructuring my entire mindset over towards positive thinking. A...
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Your scars are proof that God heals. I posted this under a different experience but think it fits here as well. Scars remind us where we've been.
    bzylady bzylady 36-40, F Mar 23

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    I don't care if people think it's weird a pansexual person saved my life
    somewhereinwonderland somewhereinwonderland 16-17, F Mar 28

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    I started smoking late 2013, with my friend for no particular reason. Occasionally after school, we'd chill, buy a cigarette each, and go smoke behind the store we'd buy them from...
    funkybones funkybones 16-17, F Apr 1

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    In high school I had bad depression. I had no idea what to do with myself or how i really felt. There were 2 guys. Guy 1: i ended up dating for a couple weeks and i knew it...
    emmysauraus emmysauraus 16-17, F Apr 3

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    My boyfriend and I had been dating from a really young age. We took a break.... he had something on with another girl and me with another guy. He came back and wanted to sort...
    Lampedo Lampedo 26-30 Apr 4

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    Falling in love with a girl you thought was everything and perfect and she promised you she would never hurt you, well ends up she turns out to be everything she said she never...
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Well great news (not really) Tennessee (my home state) is passing a bill right now that says that we need MORE religious freedom in school. Saying that the government needs to...
    Twittlebug Twittlebug 22-25 Mar 29

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    I just need someone to hold me & say that everything will be fine, someone who can express their true feelings, someone to drink with, someone who will love me inside & out...
    DefineLines DefineLines 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    My life is a living hell. You make mistakes and you pay for them, possibly with your life. My boyfriend and I are on the brink of being homeless because my father was absolutely...
    tanya6k tanya6k 22-25 Apr 4

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    I've been pushing away. I do like some guys, but when they actually take on the urge to ask me out. I get scared, afraid. So i reject them on the spot regardless if i hurt them or...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am an attractive person and honestly guys do like me but the kind of guys I want don't seem to stick around. I'm afraid I will have to settle for a guy that really loves and...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am afraid of being alone for the rest of my life because I can never get a girl to like me half as much as I like her
    Easye215 Easye215 13-15, M Apr 1

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    I just turned 18, I know I'm still young, but I'm scared nobody will ever truly love me. I've only had one serious bf and he ended up hurting me.
    1brokenemo 1brokenemo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    im scared to talk to boys because im afraid i won't be good enough or im not pretty enough 😔 what's wrong with me, my sister was never like that in high school.. in fact she was...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I like this guy, and he is 6"3 black and Italian totally gorgeous he has an amazing body and he is funny cool and I'm so comfortable around him !!!! But he is Wayyyy out of my...
    Mysteriousstranger93 Mysteriousstranger93 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I never even get the chance to talk to a girl because they always go away when they see me :( Some girls say that they like bigsized/ fat boys. However, in reality, there is no...
    fatbellyboy fatbellyboy 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    It's horrible seeing children not acting like ... Well, children. I see 10 year olds in mini skirts and heels, with iPhones, joining Facebook and having 'boyfriends' and it breaks...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    It's gotten so bad that me and my husband are considering home schooling my daughter when she gets older. The schools are terrible, the kids in school are acting like adults, It's...
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    How did I let myself get this low why did I let myself fall inlove with someone that's destroyed every bit of self esteem I have at only seventeen I'm broken I'm lost I'm scared I...
    Mad1996 Mad1996 16-17, F