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Why do I keep being called a kid?

666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2013/02/03 14:35:58
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a kid the ages 12 and under and you qualify as a teen from the ages of 13-19 but you're counted as an adult from 18+? Technically I qualify as a teen not a kid. But even if I was counted as a "kid", it makes me feel uncomfortable and demeaned to be called one when I'm talking to a person. T_T and it's not like I act "immature", either, or child-like. And this is just a question, so don't come here saying I should act "mature" and stop my "complaining". >.>
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  • melanie 2013/09/29 22:29:26
    melanie
    That a baby goat
  • Fun-sized 2013/07/01 21:20:20
    Fun-sized
    You are considered legally an adult at 18, but trust me, as a 20-year-old I still get called a kid. My friends in college call each other kids, older adults call us "college kids," and my parents still refer to my sister (age 18) and I as "the kids." And when I first turned 18 I was a little insulted by it, but now I see it as a compliment because I've come to realize that when people call me a kid, it's a sign that I'm still young enough to be called one, which puts me in the prime of my life. When you get into your late teens or so, youth becomes something to enjoy, not resent.
  • melanie Fun-sized 2013/09/29 22:27:40
    melanie
    By 20 I want to be call a women
  • John 2013/02/08 03:22:09
    John
    +2
    I'm 24 and still get called a kid or sometimes boy. Don't let it bother you. I don't think they mean it to be insulting.
  • YourCompanionCube 2013/02/08 02:33:32
    YourCompanionCube
    +1
    Meh, We're all kids. We all act like it, anyway.
  • The Winter Sodahead 2013/02/06 15:25:33
    The Winter Sodahead
    *͟͢͡t̢͢҉u̸͘r̀n̴ś̶ ̨y̡̕ou͡ ̡i̛͡n̨̡͢t̡o̴ ̕a̴ ҉̸y͘͝o̕͟úņ́g̴ ͢g̢o̸͝ą͜t̸̷*̕̕
  • 666_Mag... The Win... 2013/02/06 16:52:41
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    I'm pretty sure you just said I was black. o_o
  • The Win... 666_Mag... 2013/02/06 18:45:00
    The Winter Sodahead
    H́͘ǫw a̧͢͝r̷e̵ ̶̨yó̡͡u̢͞ ̧̕t͡ypį̸̕ng̶̨͡ ̛̀̕ẁì̧͡t̵̡͠h̀ ̴̛h͢͞o̶͏͡ơ͘҉vés̵?̶̨̕
  • 666_Mag... The Win... 2013/02/06 18:47:08
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Um....? English?
  • The Win... 666_Mag... 2013/02/06 19:41:52
    The Winter Sodahead
    I͏ ̵d͡oń'̡̕͝t̢́ t̶͟a̷ke̶͟ ҉ơ͜r̢ḑ͠e̷̷rs̵͢ ́̕f̕ŕ̛ơ̛m͏̀ ͡m̛͢ơrt͟a͞͞l̛͞s҉̢̨.̶
  • 666_Mag... The Win... 2013/02/06 19:47:56
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Ooo I understood that one! How about immortals?
  • The Win... 666_Mag... 2013/02/06 19:50:16
    The Winter Sodahead
    Pr̀o҉b̛a̵b҉l͘̕y̡͟͡ ̷͢n̸ot̵, ̷͡b̨͏u̧t͟͞ ̵̶̕I̕ ̴͘do̷n'͠҉t ̧̢i͡m̶̶̕m̡ed͟͡҉i̷á̢t́͞͝e̡͟ly̸ ̴́d̷is͡c̀oun̨t́͟͞ ҉҉t̡̀͞h͠e i̕d҉ȩ̡a҉.͏̷̧
  • 666_Mag... The Win... 2013/02/06 19:53:32
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    Yay! \(^_^)/
  • Lucy Krueger 2013/02/06 01:24:17
    Lucy Krueger
    +1
    Some people are full of crap and think themselves better than others.And when you have them beat at an argument, they resort to calling you a stupid kid who doesn't know what he's/she's talking about.I don't mind being called kid depending on how they say it.
  • Katfish 2013/02/05 19:53:08
    Katfish
    +1
    I still get called a "kid" or a "young'in" on occasion. Even though it is a complete mis-use of terminology, some people just use it for a term to classify anyone "younger" than themselves.
  • Flipper 2013/02/05 02:56:58
  • LunarRain 2013/02/05 00:55:23
    LunarRain
    +1
    I don't know why people do that either but I don't really like it. I'm almost 17 and don't really think I should be called a kid anymore.
  • Robbb 2013/02/04 10:17:49
    Robbb
    My kids are all over thirty years old and we still call them the kids, Lighten up and it wont worry you.
  • 666_Mag... Robbb 2013/02/04 11:17:32
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    I only like being addressed by my name. Not kid. >.> my mother didn't name me "kid".
  • Robbb 666_Mag... 2013/02/04 18:52:50
    Robbb
    That will stop in time. how soon depends on the confidence and competence you demonstrate when you open your mouth.And by the time it has you will probably not care.
  • 666_Mag... Robbb 2013/02/04 23:51:27
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    So I can't be called the name I was given at birth? Damn, you'd think that'd be a given.
  • Robbb 666_Mag... 2013/02/05 08:33:16
    Robbb
    You cant have everything and not everyone calls you Kid do they?
  • 666_Mag... Robbb 2013/02/05 15:59:46
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    +1
    I'm pretty sure calling me by my birth name would be a given. V_V
  • Fran-Halen 2013/02/04 06:48:43
    Fran-Halen
    +1
    You won't hear that from me.
  • laydeelapis 2013/02/04 03:37:08 (edited)
    laydeelapis
    +2
    I'm 17 and I still refer to myself and a lot of my friends as "kids". Hell, I call my friends in their 20's "child". It's just the way people speak and I don't think it's meant to offend.
  • 666_Mag... laydeel... 2013/02/04 04:41:49
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    +2
    It's just that I prefer to be addressed by my name. V_V plus, it makes me feel awkward otherwise.
  • The Aging Yankee Liberal Do... 2013/02/04 02:28:55
    The Aging Yankee Liberal Douche
    +2
    If theres a significant age drop, youre a kid. Im 23 years old and people still refer to me as a kid.
  • webcrawler 2013/02/04 02:05:20
    webcrawler
    +1
    some people call anyone below the age of 21 kid
  • Maggy 2013/02/04 00:33:39
    Maggy
    +1
    yeah it gets annoyin when people call me kid. One of my friends on SH calls me kid and i call him a girl so i think its even. Lol.
    (ps. Im sorry my friend i had to say it xD) <3
  • rand 2013/02/03 23:20:45
    rand
    +1
    It's a relative term. Be glad you're not being thought of as a goat, kid.
  • 666_Mag... rand 2013/02/03 23:30:43
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    +1
    It's annoying, I like being addressed by my name.
  • rand 666_Mag... 2013/02/04 14:55:22
    rand
    Being annoyed is a choice, just like being happy. I don't give others the power to "annoy" me, but then I don't spend much time with people anymore. Learning to control our thoughts related to emotions gives us profound power in life. Consider "Taoism". As always, you've my best wishes.
  • ZERO 2013/02/03 23:19:54
    ZERO
    +1
    The picture you're using makes you look young.

  • Summer 2013/02/03 22:59:36
    Summer
    for a young kid you sure are a testy one, if you wanted people to call you by your first name why not change it on here then everyone will call you that...just asking
  • 666_Mag... Summer 2013/02/03 23:31:56
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    +1
    I'm 16, that's two years from being a legal adult, so not quite a young "kid". I'm talking about people in real life, and people on here can simply reply to me without addressing me by any names.
  • Summer 666_Mag... 2013/02/04 13:48:21
    Summer
    You my dear are in that transition from being a kid and wanting to be an adult, your mind is telling you want to be an adult but your actions are that of a kid sometimes. You simply just need to let people know what your name is and that you wish to be called that it's that easy, that is just one thing that belongs to that no one can take from you so you have all the control over that.
  • 666_Mag... Summer 2013/02/04 23:52:45
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    I don't want to be adult, don't assume. And the people I associate with already know my damn name.
  • Summer 666_Mag... 2013/02/05 04:52:54 (edited)
    Summer
    No need to have an attitude was just trying to help is all, your immaturity is showing
  • 666_Mag... Summer 2013/02/05 16:00:54 (edited)
    666_Maggots~I'm a female!
    I'm immature because of what reason? And I don't have an attitude. I'm just speaking my mind, ever heard of Freedom of Speech?
  • Summer 666_Mag... 2013/02/06 06:12:15
    Summer
    I was your age too and I can spot attitude a mile away, besides I have a daughter too

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