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23 Nov 2009, 10:44 am

like lets say 16 years old did people who were 22 looked very older than you and when you reached that age(22)you don't feel like that old and you feel like you are the same like when you were 16??



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23 Nov 2009, 2:28 pm

Are you asking whether or not one feels they have matured mentally (into an adult)? If that's the question then no, I haven't. I still feel like a child. I guess it's because I haven't grown as a person. My social anxiety and inabilities have made sure of that.


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23 Nov 2009, 2:30 pm

When I was 16, most of my friends were over 22.
When I got to be 22 myself, most of the people I was going out with were at least in their 30's.

In the meantime, my life had changed so much that I can't really say if I felt that different or not.



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23 Nov 2009, 4:16 pm

I haven't really noticed.


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23 Nov 2009, 5:30 pm

I can't exactly answer since I'm only going to become 16 in 2 days. But I CAN say that when I was 8/9, 16 year olds looked like giants, now it looks like we haven't aged much at all.


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25 Nov 2009, 7:13 am

I feel that I'm a 16 year old in a 35 year old's body. I felt that I was 25, when I was 16.


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25 Nov 2009, 6:08 pm

There are times I still feel 16...;)


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25 Nov 2009, 7:29 pm

In spite of the efforts of my parents and teachers, I haven't grown up any more since I knew what a job was.

I'm a ten-year old with a bank account, pretty much.



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25 Nov 2009, 8:18 pm

Yeah. As a child, people a couple of years older than me seemed so much older than me. When I got to their age, I was still the same person I'd always been, and I didn't feel that much older at all.
I'm still the same person that I was at age 6, I've just learned some bigger words, more academic concepts, a few social scripts, and the art of not bursting into tears in public.


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25 Nov 2009, 8:38 pm

When I was 16 I don’t think I ever thought of people physically looking older than me so much as knowing so much more than me. For many years I felt very young and inferior because no matter how old I became I could never achieve the confidence with the world around them that I saw other people have. It wasn’t until I was 32 years old that everything just clicked into place. I realized that people were confident with the world around them not because they knew more or were superior but just because they were just plain ignorant or stupid. Now I feel very confident because I know what I can or cannot do. As far as feeling my age I still feel like I’m in my twenties I guess because I’m very healthy thank God. However when confronted with my image in the mirror I feel baffled.



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25 Nov 2009, 11:29 pm

Chief__ wrote:
like lets say 16 years old did people who were 22 looked very older than you and when you reached that age(22)you don't feel like that old and you feel like you are the same like when you were 16??



Yeah. It's weird.

Every year that feeling gets more. Or less, depending on how you look at it. For me, in general, anyone under 30 looks like a kid, and anyone over 70 looks old.

To illustrate further, the first time I saw "Star Wars" (in 1978 or whenever it came out), if you had asked which of the male human characters I find the most attractive, I would have said, "Luke". Now, if you ask me the same question, regarding the same movie, I'd say Obi Wan Kenobi.


What's really fun is when you are sitting in a restaurant and some old, fat, balding guy hobbles up to you and says, "Hey, it's me! Steve! Remember? We went to high school together! " And you think, "Huh? What's this guy on about? He's middle aged! .....Oh, right."



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26 Nov 2009, 8:07 pm

Everyone who was around 18 and older was like a real adult when I was like 16....

When I turned 18. it feels like i'm 16 still and people however mistaken my age alot of the times, at times I do find that annoying once and a while.


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26 Nov 2009, 8:53 pm

i'm 19 and i look like i'm 15



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26 Nov 2009, 9:26 pm

When I was 15 I knew someone who was 20, and he seemed a lot older than me.

20 still seems a lot older than me, but I'm almost 27.



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26 Nov 2009, 10:01 pm

Chief__ wrote:
like lets say 16 years old did people who were 22 looked very older than you and when you reached that age(22)you don't feel like that old and you feel like you are the same like when you were 16??


yes, i would have a tendency to agree with this. even as i approach thirty (!).


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26 Nov 2009, 11:45 pm

The difference between a 5 and 10 year old?
Vast.

The difference between a 10 year old and a 15 year old?
Vast.

The difference between a 15 year old and a 20 year old?
Vast.

The difference between a 40 year old and a 45 year old?
Nothing.

Once you are "adult" age difference means less.

Before that it is very important.