Sorry about the vague title of this thread; I couldn't come up with anything better.
For the last several years, most of the people I've befriended have been older than me by at least a year or two. My closest friend is two years older than me, and most of the people I hang out with are in that same age range. With the exception of one woman, I've always dated older and most people commend me for thinking differently than most people my age.
On top of this, I live several miles away from my school alone, and commute to work every day, where most of my co-workers are several years older than me (guessing at least 10, minimum). When I'm in school, I still commute and spend very little time at school given the time needed to commute back and forth. Thus, I spend little time with college students (at least from my school).
Thus I pose a question: Does being with older people make you feel older involuntarily? What I mean by 'feeling older' is just having a clearer sense of life and its upcoming challenges, and avoiding the 'stupidity' that many teens/almost-adults would make (especially that which is promoted by college life).