Anybody feel much younger than you are?

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How much younger do you feel?
5yrs. 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
10yrs. 28%  28%  [ 10 ]
20yrs 61%  61%  [ 22 ]
100yrs. 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 36

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28 Aug 2022, 10:29 pm

I'm 39 and I feel like my life stayed at a very mature 16 yr old. I just went to a youth event and I felt like that oddball peer. People 10+ years younger than me always have treated me like a little brother. Its so strange. I'm child-like he he. Like peter pan :P
Anybody else experience that?

PS: this forum has been a God sent! I've been able to share very deep things and learn to except myself.



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28 Aug 2022, 10:46 pm

I'm 21 years old, but around 11-12 I stopped feeling any more mature or "different" as I got older. I also get along with my cousins that are around that age. I don't purposely hang out with kids and I try my best to act like people my age, but I don't think that I really matured too much past 11-12.



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28 Aug 2022, 11:13 pm

I feel like I'm at least 20 years younger than I actually am. Until I see that 90% of people on the internet are at least 20 years younger than I am. Then I feel old. After all, I remember when phones still had rotary dials and we had typewriters instead of keyboards.



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29 Aug 2022, 3:52 am

Yes, I took a huge break from socialising much when I was 23,so I went back into the world recently and got to know people that age.
My brain was like 'yes,these are the people i socialise with!'
Based on its last memories.
Then had to have a reality check and think, OK I'll never actually fit in with those people so I should stop.
Although I did feel like I had a better time with the youngsters than those of my own age , I could be less serious etc.

I'm in perfect health and single with no kids under the age of 18. So I had that in common with them as well, so that tricked me into thinking I'm young :lol:



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29 Aug 2022, 9:20 am

Physically I feel much younger than my true age of 69 years, as I seem to be surprisingly healthy, but my self-image these days is that of an old man, and I'm painfully aware of the fact that I don't have all that long to live. I miss the days when I could dismiss getting old and dying as something too far in the future to worry about. And I don't understand a lot of the innovations that the world keeps dishing out. Some of those innovations become more or less essential and I feel as if I'm being squeezed out of the world of competence, marginalised as somebody who can't keep up.



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29 Aug 2022, 9:30 am

Between 20 and 30 years younger than I actually am. :oops:


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29 Aug 2022, 9:37 am

I know that for many years I was stuck at age 13. I don't know why.

But for the last few years I've grown out of that. I'm 49 years old but as for what age I feel these days I don't know because I don't know how I'm supposed to feel at 49. I suppose I do feel like an adult though so that at least is progress for me.


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29 Aug 2022, 10:08 am

HeroOfHyrule wrote:
I'm 21 years old, but around 11-12 I stopped feeling any more mature or "different" as I got older. I also get along with my cousins that are around that age. I don't purposely hang out with kids and I try my best to act like people my age, but I don't think that I really matured too much past 11-12.

Something very fresh and exploratory about that age. Thanks for sharing



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29 Aug 2022, 10:09 am

lostonearth35 wrote:
I feel like I'm at least 20 years younger than I actually am. Until I see that 90% of people on the internet are at least 20 years younger than I am. Then I feel old. After all, I remember when phones still had rotary dials and we had typewriters instead of keyboards.

Yeah and phones had those coiled cords



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29 Aug 2022, 10:11 am

klanka wrote:
Yes, I took a huge break from socialising much when I was 23,so I went back into the world recently and got to know people that age.
My brain was like 'yes,these are the people i socialise with!'
Based on its last memories.
Then had to have a reality check and think, OK I'll never actually fit in with those people so I should stop.
Although I did feel like I had a better time with the youngsters than those of my own age , I could be less serious etc.

I'm in perfect health and single with no kids under the age of 18. So I had that in common with them as well, so that tricked me into thinking I'm young :lol:

That's cool. Yeah good health keeps us young



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29 Aug 2022, 10:14 am

ToughDiamond wrote:
Physically I feel much younger than my true age of 69 years, as I seem to be surprisingly healthy, but my self-image these days is that of an old man, and I'm painfully aware of the fact that I don't have all that long to live. I miss the days when I could dismiss getting old and dying as something too far in the future to worry about. And I don't understand a lot of the innovations that the world keeps dishing out. Some of those innovations become more or less essential and I feel as if I'm being squeezed out of the world of competence, marginalised as somebody who can't keep up.

I hope the people around you show you the respect you deserve.



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29 Aug 2022, 10:15 am

funeralxempire wrote:
Between 20 and 30 years younger than I actually am. :oops:

Do you still have like the wonder of that age group?



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29 Aug 2022, 10:16 am

babybird wrote:
I know that for many years I was stuck at age 13. I don't know why.

But for the last few years I've grown out of that. I'm 49 years old but as for what age I feel these days I don't know because I don't know how I'm supposed to feel at 49. I suppose I do feel like an adult though so that at least is progress for me.

Nice :)



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29 Aug 2022, 11:16 am

In most interactions with adults, including here on WP, I still feel like a kid that is unable to comprehend the grown-up conversation. I'm generally naive, ignorant, street-stupid and clueless about how things work in the world. In that sense, I feel far younger than I actually am, maybe like a ~12-year-old child. I don't think I will ever catch up.



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29 Aug 2022, 12:30 pm

temp1234 wrote:
In most interactions with adults, including here on WP, I still feel like a kid that is unable to comprehend the grown-up conversation. I'm generally naive, ignorant, street-stupid and clueless about how things work in the world. In that sense, I feel far younger than I actually am, maybe like a ~12-year-old child. I don't think I will ever catch up.

Is there anything out there to help manage life?especially for me who can't afford a diagnosis



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29 Aug 2022, 1:49 pm

It's odd because as a kid, adults always thought I was 'mature for my age' but I felt like a baby compared to everyone else, not in a good way.

Feel the same as an adult near 30 now. I struggle with adult things, like insurance renewals or saying the right thing at work. Only got my drivers licence last year.

I feel stuck at about 15, but I talk mostly with older people.