trapped

I fcking feel useless in school sometimes being 15 years older than everyone else. I let my youth pass by along with all the dreams and visions that these kids have. My visions need to be different now because i'm different, and they've changed. Yet how can we ever move on without living that youth? To develop and remember experiences, to build upon them to live better now? I can't live presently in my adulthood without having gone through the experiences of adolescence... i feel like a parts missing. yet I sure look like an adult. I feel trapped. advice?

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Anonymous

Mar 21, 2018 at 8:17pm

I entered college aged 32, and left with a 4 year degree aged 35; on the one hand I loved being in a college environment but on the other hand it was an occasional pain, having to relate to younger people on an ongoing, endless basis.

You have to ask yourself: Wtf are you doing there to start with? Do you have ambition after college? If so, then it's easy...you just soldier on. Unfortunately this was my way, and to be honest I don't understand any other enough to comment.

But dropping out at your age would be frankly, silly.

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Stop living in the past.

Mar 21, 2018 at 8:25pm

Not everyone gets the same experiences of adolescence, and none of us get to turn back the clock and get to be kids again. Get over it, and get on with your life.

Hey OL man

Mar 21, 2018 at 8:50pm

I went to school at the ripe old age of 33.

I crushed it with a 99.6 GPA and 100% attendance.

The "kids" wasted their time and basically ate $13000.oo and not one has gone onto a profession in their field except me.

I have an awesome job work 3.5 days a week and have more fun in my forties then ever before.

Advice? You're awesome for going to school , period.

By any chance

Mar 21, 2018 at 9:28pm

Are you studying philosophy?

noonoo

Mar 22, 2018 at 2:25am

Maybe you didn't go through the typical experiences that an adolescent has, but the teenage experiences you went through made you into who you are today, and whatever challenges you faced probably gave you a deeper understanding of life and helped you grow as a person. Don't feel bad for not dreaming like these young kids. It's not strange to have different, adult dreams and a greater wisdom. Makes sense that you'd have trouble relating to teens- you're 15 years more experienced than them! I went to University when I was in my late 20s, and I was often frustrated at the 18-20 year olds. I think it's OK ;)

@heyolman

Mar 22, 2018 at 4:45pm

What is your profession? I'm 31, would like to go back to school and work 3.5 days a week. Haha.

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