Hi, I’m 16 years old and a sophomore in high school. I feel like that nobody really understands my emotional needs and social difficulties. I am widely considered by many to be one of the most polite, mature, and caring guys around; but those traits have also really isolated me from my peers. I have friends in my grade but I feel much closer to late high school aged kids. I don’t look down on anyone but I feel like that I am not really a high schooler, just an adult forced to impersonate one even though I am only 16. Nobody really seems to understand this and I am often told “go find more people like you” or something to that effect. These kinds of statements really don’t help because if I could find more people like me, why haven’t I already? I try my absolute hardest to put myself out there, but I feel like my peers are almost incapable of understanding me because of my maturity. Is there anyone who has/is experiencing this themselves or have children that are? Thank you.

Posted by Ethan Wills at 2023-10-10 10:24:11 UTC