(Closed) If someone has experienced a lot in life, why do people still assume age matters

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 137
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@AngelR88:  And if you read my last paragraph, I’m pretty sure I actually attempted to explain why some people may think that way. 

Also, there was literally ONE reply stating she was not seeking approval when I posted my first response to this thread. I don’t really think she was solely after reasons people might think that way though, otherwise this thread probably wouldn’t have included any details about her situation or age. A simple “Do you think young people who have encountered hardships are more mature than those who have not? Do you think all young people are immature? Please explain your opinions” would have sufficed. 

Post # 138
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Flanders:  Clearly, the reading comprehension is failing, since clearly I am also included in the “WE….” for engaging in such a silly discussion.  

Thought I would include this since apparently the definition of this English pronoun appears to be too ambiguous to be capable of understanding:  



  1. 1.
    used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people considered together.
    And I am sticking to my opinion that you (we?) spending your (our?) time arguing about her maturity (or lack thereof) shows as much immaturity as her alleged effort to prove/discuss her maturity level.  Perhaps we should all be engaging in those adventures you speak of when referring to your 20s. 
    Don’t hate on me for giving my opinion.  You have voiced yours.   

Post # 139
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Lovemelovemyhorses:  I read your paragraph, but I also read your first one. Again, I am just expressing my opinion on how silly I think it is that all these treads ALWAYS end up the same way. It is just my opinion.  It is outside my control, but I really wish these threads did not exist, although I guess I am promoting it by posting here.  

Post # 140
3864 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well…. simple answer is that your brain doesn’t stop developing until about age 25. So you are literally still developing parts of your brain. Change is inevitable, and natural.

Edit: Just read some of your (fairly rude and presumptuous) updates. If you are going to shut down and argue every answer you don’t agree with, what is the point in asking an open-ended question?

Post # 141
6851 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I tend to agree that one of the hallmarks of being young and being judged as young is the idea that you are special and exceptional, and that the things that apply to everyone else don’t apply to you. We’ve all been there, and no one is going to convince you otherwise right now, and that’s fine. The real question is why are you trying to convince us?

Post # 142
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@AngelR88:  Let me clarify for the sake of brevity: you pointed out that I am 30, and that this is just the same as being 20 and discussing maturity on the internet. I welcomed you to that club of joyless failures. Then you threw in ‘WE R ALL IDIOTS’ and I asked you kindly to reserve such judgement for yourself.

Later you quoted out of the dictionary, which considering your earlier performance is quite hilarious. I am just relieved as anything to know you have one.

I hope this clears it up.


Post # 143
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@Flanders:  You are hilarious. 🙂  Have a good night!

Post # 145
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@nerdwife12:  People often assume things and that is wrong.

I just honestly think that there are “seasons” or “phases” in life: The phase of studying, when you start your career,when you get your first flat, when you travel, when you move cities, when you live abroad,when you date the wrong guy, when you finally date the right guy, when you start to settle down, when your career takes off ecc…

These obviously vary from person to person but I have often noticed that people that go through all phases are generally happier and more serene than people that skip them.

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