How to be mature?

China
December 23, 2007 7:03am CST
I am a student,undergraduate student,23 years old.People often say:"You are so young,are you 18 years old?".Every time I will answer to them:"I am 23 years old,and I am a postgraduate student now."I am very distressed now,could you give me some advice?
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• Philippines
6 Aug 11
Since you are from China, it is just really natural for us Asians to look actually way younger than our real age. However, if you actually seem younger than your other friends with your same age, look at the bright side. You will thank that when you grow older. When I was 16, my mother told me I look like 12 years old. That relly hurt me ALOT actually. But as I grow old, when I turned 18, I started to look like my age. I somehow thank that I look younger as it is an advantage.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
14 Oct 11
I think that's actually an advantage for Asians. Most really look young for their age. Unless they are really young, I don't see it as a disadvantage. When they are really young, and look younger, they might not get jobs of responsibility because they'd be looked at as not mature enough. But for people who are really old-er, looking young is a definite advantage!
@scorpio16 (1707)
• India
23 Dec 07
It seems your physique or your face seems to be still very teen and that is why you are being caught anytime. But why do you worry for this, you should feel happier that you will look ever young, which is not possible for most of us. I would suggest to think in positive way and tell them what ever you like or they feel.
• China
24 Dec 07
I know that,but I want to be mature,I am worry about that I will ont find a job,because I am looked very young,sometimes I even don't shave off my mustache for a long time.
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
14 Oct 11
I just realized that this post is 4 years old. So now you're about 27. Maybe by now you don't look so young anymore. And maybe by now, people take you more seriously. This would be much better so you get more responsibilities.