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An adult. I act my age. 42 31.34%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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I still live at home and go to school, I feel like a kid.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 05:52 PM
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Oh my God... I fit into the 20's and 30's age group now . There is no way I am an adult. Just look at my avatar .
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I still feel a child inside.
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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 03:24 PM
 
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I think that everyone has an inner child inside of them and yes I am very in touch with mine.
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"Acting your age" must be the ugliest sentence in the English language. There is no "right" way to act when you're a certain age. We are far too much influenced by media, pop culture and the rest of society telling us that you're less of a person when you don't do this, act like that, dress like this etc. If I don't measure up to the image of what a 20-something should be in someone else's eye, then so be it. I do want I want, or at least try to.

Being an adult just means being biologically fully grown. Emotionally, there isn't an adult on this entire planet.
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I'm 31, but feel more like a kid at times. When my father was 31 he was well-established in his career, owned a home, had been married for years, had one son and another one on the way.

What do I have at 31? I live at home in the same bedroom I've had since 1973. Instead of owning a house I've never even lived on my own. I've never even owned my own car and I've never yet had a real job of any sort. Instead of being married, I'd be lucky if I ever went on a date.
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I'm 44 and would call myself a "very responsible kid." I like to play at playgrounds, watch Spongebob, play Nintendo and computer games, but still find time to get my chores done without a fuss.
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I feel like an adult in some ways, a kid in others. I am responsible, have a job and my own apartment and support myself, and I am working on a degree to start the career I want. But in many ways i am still a kid because I can't handle any type of romantic relationship (I've never even dated), and I am so insecure and lacking in confidence. I am constantly questioning my ability to make the right decision.

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I usually feel very adultlike.despite the fact that i dont have bills to pay yet or a full time job...I feel I'm on adult level mentally though

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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 05:37 PM
 
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re: Adult or Adolescent?


I feel round about my age more or less. Depends on the day.
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Depends on the day. I'm usually just a big kid but some days I feel like I'm 90.
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I have the mentality of a child.
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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-28-2006, 08:07 PM
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Sometimes I feel like a child, sometimes like a middle aged woman. I've never felt very much like a young person.
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hope I die before I get old...

My bro-in-law is nearly 40 but has the heart of as kid. Very cool guy, and hopefully I can stay that way when i'm his age.
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Most of the time, I feel like a kid.
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I feel like a kid, I still have the same childish interests and emotions that do not befit an adult .
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I act my age. I was once called "super responsible" by someone who was too polite to call me boring.
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The older I get, the younger I act LOL.
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