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  1. My mother died giving me birth at an old age.
  2. I was surrounded by romantics as much as pragmatics.
  3. People still judge me on my skin color.
  4. I have two enemies but a very good friend, who has matured more than me.
  5. I am just not aging well but I am fortunate enough to have at least a place in this dirty world.
  6. I appeal to drug addicts as well as artsy intellectuals.
  7. I am the weakest and yet I can harm you
  8. Bureaucrats love me
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    $\begingroup$ Do you mean bureaucrats? or do I get to learn a new word today? $\endgroup$ – TCooper Feb 21 '20 at 0:59
  • $\begingroup$ Right sorry! English is not my primary language :) $\endgroup$ – user65573 Feb 21 '20 at 9:27
  • $\begingroup$ No worries! I never know for sure. And props. I couldn't communicate in any other language $\endgroup$ – TCooper Feb 21 '20 at 18:34
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Are you:

Paper

  1. My mother died giving me birth at an old age.

    The tree died when it was old enough to be cut down to make paper.

  2. I was surrounded by romantics as much as pragmatics.

    Paper can have love letters and romantic stories, or calculations, logic, and knowledge on it.

  3. People still judge me on my skin color.

    Paper is usually white, some people want different coloured paper (?). Edit - Skin colour could be referring to what is actually on the 'skin' of the paper, the words/drawings etc.

  4. I have two enemies but a very good friend, who has matured more than me.

    Rock paper scissors comes to mind, not too sure about this one. Is the friend a pencil?

  5. I am just not aging well but I am fortunate enough to have at least a place in this dirty world.

    Paper is being outdated by the digital world, but we will always use it. Paper is clean when compared to the dirty world (?) Edit - Thanks to @Belhenix, this could be referring to using paper tissues and napkins to clean things.

  6. I appeal to drug addicts as well as artsy intellectuals.

    People roll joints with paper (?) and also do art on it.

  7. I am the weakest and yet I can harm you

    Paper is weak but paper cuts hurt.

  8. Bureaucrats love me

    Bureaucrats work with paper and documents.

Title. A short bio of me, guess what I am or I'll end up in the sea

Not sure on this one

Thanks for the cool riddle.

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    $\begingroup$ for the "dirty world" part, maybe rot13(vg ersref gb hfvat gvffhrf naq ancxvaf gb pyrna guvatf? barfrys vapyhqrq bs pbhefr) $\endgroup$ – Belhenix Feb 21 '20 at 3:16
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    $\begingroup$ Totally nailed it! The judgement on color can be applied as well to money (dollar papers etc..) $\endgroup$ – user65573 Feb 21 '20 at 9:27
  • $\begingroup$ Ah yes I see now. How did the title play into it? $\endgroup$ – Zen Monkey Feb 22 '20 at 9:00
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Could you be

CHALK?

Title: guess what I am or I'll end up in the sea

Chalk cliffs decay into the sea.

  1. My mother died giving me birth at an old age.

    Chalk is formed from the shells of ancient living beings?

  2. I was surrounded by romantics as much as pragmatics.

    Not sure about this.

  3. People still judge me on my skin color.

    It's white, and often used for that purpose. White Cliffs of Dover (not Chalk Cliffs of Dover). Also can come in other colours.

  4. I have two enemies but a very good friend, who has matured more than me.

    Maybe the friend is limestone? Or gypsum?

  5. I am just not aging well but I am fortunate enough to have at least a place in this dirty world.

    Chalk is less popular now, what with whiteboards and markers, but it's still used for blackboards.

  6. I appeal to drug addicts as well as artsy intellectuals.

    Chalk can be used in art. Probably it can be abused by drug addicts too.

  7. I am the weakest and yet I can harm you

    It's the weakest on the Mohs scale, but chalk dust can be harmful.

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  • $\begingroup$ Cool! Close, but there's something that fits better :p $\endgroup$ – user65573 Feb 20 '20 at 23:03
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Are you

crude oil?

My mother died giving me birth at an old age.

Oil that is formed from flora and fauna compressed over time

I was surrounded by romantics as much as pragmatics.

Not too sure, but before becoming oil its constituents were surrounded by all sorts of people

People still judge me on my skin color.

The colour of oil determines its quality

I have two enemies but a very good friend, who has matured more than me.

Fire could consume it and water doesn’t mix with it, hence they could be considered enemies. Petrol is refined from oil, so it could be considered as a matured friend.

I am just not aging well but I am fortunate enough to have at least a place in this dirty world.

Technically, oil doesn’t age at all, unless it’s used in some way. Oil is also a contributor to pollution.

I appeal to drug addicts as well as artsy intellectuals.

Crude oil can be used to make drugs (example). It can be also used to make oil paints for artistry.

I am the weakest and yet I can harm you

Oil is weaker than other forms of hazards but it still harmful in its crude form.

Bureaucrats love me

This could relate to the political strife around oil.

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