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Why does my age matter to you?


I used to think that people were biased towards others because of race or gender. However, lately I have been getting negative views about my age. Yes, I am 27. So what?

Age to me means nothing. I can’t get old; I’m working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you’re working, you stay young. When I’m in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.

George Burns (1896 – 1996)

Explain to me the need to be within a certain age group or mentality. Since I am 27 I have to act 27? Explain to me what 27 means to you and the things I am supposed to say? Does my maturity level have to be parallel with my age to be respected according to your theory? How do 27 years old act like? You can’t answer that because everyone is different.

  • There are 27 years old who are married with 3 kids and live in mansions.
  • There are 27 years old who are single and at the top of their career.
  • There are 27 years old who are widowed.
  • There are 27 years old who are divorced.
  • There are 27 years old who are single and are in debt beyond belief.
  • There are 27 years old who are single and barely can sustain a job.
  • There are 27 years old who are single and still trying to start a career and find a job.
  • There are 27 years old who are married but can barely pay rent and put food on the table.
  • etcetera.

So which category should YOU classify others as? Hmm. So much to choose from. So many possibilities. So why when you meet a 27 year old YOU try to categorize her/him to be a certain way? Based on what are you choosing their characteristics? On someone else you knew?

One thing I despise and I can’t stand and the reason I am a bit preposterous to everything in this world is because of this comparison. I despise it. I despise it. I despise it. I despise being compared to other people. All my life I have been compared to other people and I am sick of it. Why aren’t you like this? Why aren’t you like that?

Why you think I couldn’t stand the ass hole EX of mine. It all started the day he told me, “why don’t you act more like my brother’s wife? She is more behaved and doesn’t talk back.”

I flipped that day. How dare he compare me to her? Someone who is 4 years younger than me, engaged at 16 and got married at 18 just to come to this country, and she is two faced. She acts one way in front of people, and a bitch to others. Not only is she a bitch, but she compares her self to other girls and think she is better than them because she was lucky to get married as such a young age.

Therefore, I talk back because I am sick of being a push over. I talk back because I am sick of YOU voicing your foolish opinions and expecting the world to agree with you. I talk back because I don’t want to agree with you unless you have a valid point to make. If your point is assessed and has some value, then I will agree with you. That seldom happens because people like you in this world of ours talk before they think. It’s like words are hanging out at the edge of your tongue and are ready to infest other people’s minds with foolishness.

As for my age, I am 27. I talk the way I do and argue the way I do because I have to reach your maturity level or lack of it and speak in a way you can comprehend. I am just sick of you and all people who act like YOU.

This post is dedicated to all of those closed minded people who categorize people into one group that they made up to satisfy their beliefs.

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6 Comments

  • I don’t like it when people tell someone to act or dress their age unless they’re doing something beyond their abilities.

    Anyway, I would say knowing someone’s age, in general, not the exact year, tells you something about them.

    For instance reaching 30 is a milestone. It’s the beginning of the end of youth. By that age people tend to have gained enough confidence to be themselves and care less about being accepted at the expense of their own happiness. Some of us get there sooner than others.

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  • I agree with you. There is that milestone that everyone has to reach and somewhat change on their own. Nothing is set in stone, but we work hard on our personalities and life objectives. That way when we reach a milestone we feel different and unconsciously begin to change because we had enough life experiences before hand.

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  • I agree with your Mona. Society is double-standard because people set that. I believe that as long as you are not violating someone’s right nor hurting somebody, do what you want, dress how you want and as comfortable as you can get, enjoy what makes you happy. Age is just a number. It’s just a reminder for us and that’s it. :grin:

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  • I can so relate to your post. when I was over seas, my uncles couldn’t take me talking back (as they callled it). Just because I had a different opinion about something they were saying, it was considered talking back. They were like just because you lived in America doesnt mean you can talk back, and that I should act like my other girl cousins and just agree with whatever they said.

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  • Well, I am a man an I have to agree with you. I personally would hate to be married to a girl that would not have her own character and personality. I would simply get bored by “yes dear” and “of course honey”. I hate that.

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  • Interesting male perspective. You are definetly not Arab that’s why.

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