Do you act your own age?

@ANIME123 (2473)
United States
January 20, 2010 6:42pm CST
Well I'm 17 and I dont really act my age I'm almost going to be 18. Sould I start being more mature. Does everyone one here on mylot act their own age. I was wondering out of curiosity. So many people are so mature for their age and I feel like I'm not acting my own age I still act very childish. I do still tend to always be kind no matter what because I dont like to say bad words. Still I feel like I need to start growing up now I cant be a kid forever ok will maybe till I'm an old lady. I'll act more like a kid whem I'm old because everyone loves a fun old lady, yeah.
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@mhagskier (323)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
Uhmm.. Yep i do act my age. I'm 18 years old, but not always i act like an 18 year old man. Why? Just simply because the situation, i always adjust my maturity depending in what situation i am into. If i need to be serious i'll be serious. If i need to be gentle i'll be gentle. If i need to make people laugh i'll make some st*pid stuff, which makes me look so immature. But it's fine with me.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Oh so depending on the situation, I get what your saying. Maybe I should try your method too.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
maturity dont basically based on your age, its in with yourself. sometimes its also in your mindset, if you set your mind not to act mature then act as it is. but if you set your mind to be more responsible then it will work. really depends on you dear
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Hmm I guess you have a very good point their. Maybe I could set my mind to do a little of both.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
age can be measured by various factors, such as, chronological count of years, by social standing, psychological norms, and by abstract maturity. normally, we associate our age by the number of years. but people also associate age by their social standing. for example, people say, "s/he is still young to run for president." by psychological norms, we hear people say, "s/he is old to study law." by abstract maturity, we mean to say, " s/he is on the 'right' age to get married." maturity is not measured by age alone. experiences, exposure to many things and insights from those experiences make people mature. so whether you are 17 or 18, no one can claim including that you should be mature by now.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
21 Jan 10
I can tell your mature or really smart you know a lot of big words. Yes I see, you get more mature as you experience more experiences.
• United States
21 Jan 10
I am much older than you and I am a silly person. My best friend is goofy. I've always wondered who's decision it is to decide who acts there age. As far as I know there's not rules on it. I guess sometimes I get judged, but then I thing well I have more freedom by beinmg who I am. I could act more mature, I guess, sometimes, but I'm me.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Sometimes people do tell me to act my own age, but my friends love me just the way I am. I guess I really shouldn't be to concerned about what some people think about me.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 10
my friend, mature is not about age. so even you only 17 but if your habit, character is mature than your age, ya someone say you are mature now
• Canada
21 Jan 10
Well I've always acted like I'm older even when I was kid. Now that I'm forty my mom says I act more like a kid in my relationship with my husband. In truth I think she's right but how do you act grown up in a marriage when you've never had relationships as a kid. I mean I never was allowed to date as a teenager
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
I think the childish act for all of us will always manifested in our daily life. I'm in the 30's right now and I still do many childish acts. For instance, playing with my kids with the game "hide and seek". I acted like a teenager when I'm with my high school buddies. I acted like a child when I do get sick. And I acted like a child when I see my kids eating happily with pizza. I still watch cartoons and love to watch Mr. Bean re-runs over Disney Channel. And doing those Mr. Bean dance steps once in a while.
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
i am 21 and i think i act my own age. My friends even say i am act older than my age which is a good thing for me. Maturity is something hard to learn. But i also admit that there are times where i act childish and immature. Those times are my lowest and confusion. maybe it's normal for us to act childish at some point.
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 10
Hi there,interesting post...:)...Well,maturity comes with responsibilities and not with age.I am 25 but i behave kiddish too at times.All of us have a child in us but we let it show only to people who are closest to us and only at certain times.Situations determine behaviors too.I am sure you'd behave with maturity too if the situation is serious....:)...So you don't have to try and change your behavior forcibly.All you need to do is make a quick analysis of the fact that whether you are doing justice to whatever responsibilities you have been bestowed upon with in life.If there is a gap,fill it up..that's it!!..:)
• Thailand
21 Jan 10
"Woman, I know you understand the little child inside a man" this is a line in the song "Woman" by John Lennon. I believe that everyone of us regardless of our ages & gender, has a "childish attitude" inside. Everyone needs pampering & comforting sometimes. It is alright to act like a child but it should not be "ALL THE TIME". You must also "ACT YOUR AGE" at the right time and at the right place.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
At 17, you are very near the stage of transition -- from being a teen to a mature individual. If we subscribe to norms, even laws, at 18 you are considered an adult. So at your age, the pull of being a teener and that of an adult is a continuing and conflicting influence. It happens though that the way you act becomes situational -- when with adults, you act like a mature person; but when with your peers or even younger friends, you are 100 percent like them. Even at 18, there's no assurance that you'll act like an adult. Don't forget that even those who are mature and old always retain "a child in them." But one thing is sure, many people act like the company they keep. So, even if you're young, when you keep a company of more mature people, you surely would act like them, not your age. The same is true the other way around.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
21 Jan 10
Well, I never thought too much about acting my age when I was young, and now that I'm a senior, I try very hard to never act my age. If I did I would need a cane or even a wheelchair. So I keep doing Yoga almost every day to stay young and agile. I am a beekeeper in the summer in Canada, and in the winter I'm a Winter Texan. A Winter Texas is to Texas as a Snowbird is to Florida. (I bet you didn't know that!)
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
21 Jan 10
Sweatie, i am 35 years old and let me tell you, i can sometimes go on like a 16 year old. There is nothing wrong with it. Stay as young as you feel. Do not rush things to grow up. You are only young for so long, so ENJOY, every minute of it. Here at mylot, we really do not care how old you are, as long as you have fun. That is all that is important.
@agito121 (177)
• United Arab Emirates
21 Jan 10
Well i'm not afraid to admit it, but i'm 16 and i'm childish i play with figures more like collecting but my parents always say that i'm too old for it, i still like to play with figures, no biggy Just a toy anyways. It's better to be a little fun than being all tense and serious all the time, when it's time to get serious i get serious.