9 Signs You’re An Old Soul

 

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“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~ Satchel Paige

There is a special kind of person in our world who finds himself alone and isolated, almost since birth.

His solitary existence isn’t from a preference or an antisocial temperament – he is simply old.  Old in heart, old in mind and old in soul, this person is an old soul who finds his outlook on life vastly different and more matured than those around him.  As a result, the old soul lives his life internally, walking his own solitary path while the rest around him flock to follow another.  Perhaps you’ve experienced this in your own life, or have witnessed it in another person?  If so, this article is dedicated to you, in hopes that you will come to define yourself, or understand another better.

The “Old Soul”

Robert Frost, Eckhart Tolle and even Nick Jonas have been called them.  Perhaps even you have?  I did.  Like many of them, this self discovery was made upon meeting Sol, who told me about his childhood as a precocious, intelligent boy who would befriend the teachers instead of the students, just because they were too different from him.  As he related his inability to find interest in and connection to the people his age, I discovered that I felt the same, and still do.

If you have not yet discovered whether you’re an old soul, read some of the revealing signs below.

9 Signs You’re An Old Soul

 1#   You tend to be a solitary loner.

Because old souls are disinterested in the pursuits and interests of the people in their age groups, they find it dissatisfying to make friends with people they find it hard to relate to.  This is one of the major problems Old Souls experience.  The result is … old souls tend to find themselves alone a lot of the time.  People just don’t cut it for them.

2#   You love knowledge, wisdom and truth.

Yep … this seems a little grandiose and overly noble, but the old soul finds himself naturally gravitating towards the intellectual side of life.  Old souls inherently understand that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom, so why not seek after those things?  These pursuits are more meaningful to them than reading up on the latest gossip about Snooki’s latest boyfriend, or the latest football scores.

3#   You’re spiritually inclined.

More emotional old souls tend to have sensitive and spiritual natures.  Overcoming the confines of the ego, seeking enlightenment and fostering love and peace are the main pursuits of these young-in-body Mother Teresa’s.  To them it seems the wisest, most fulfilling use of time.

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4#   You understand the transience of life. 

Old souls are frequently plagued with reminders of not only their own mortality, but that of everything and everyone around them.  This makes the old soul wary and at times withdrawn, but wisely dictates the way they live their lives.

5#   You’re thoughtful and introspective.

Old souls tend to think a lot … about everything.  Their ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others is their greatest teacher in life.  One reason why old souls feel so old at heart is because they have learnt so many lessons through their own thought processes, and possess so much insight into life situations from their ability to quietly and carefully observe what if going on around them.

6#   You see the bigger picture. 

Rarely do old souls get lost in the superficial details of getting useless degrees, job promotions, boob jobs and bigger TV’s.  Old souls have the tendency to look at life from a birds eye view, seeing what is the most wise and meaningful way to approach life.  When confronted with issues, old souls tend to see them as temporary and passing pains that merely serve to increase the amount of joy felt in the future.  Consequently, old souls tend to have placid, stable natures as a result of their approach to life.

7#   You aren’t materialistic.

Wealth, status, fame, and the latest version of iPhone … they just bore old souls.  The old soul doesn’t see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them.  Additionally, old souls have little time and interest for the short-lived things in life, as they bring little meaning or long lasting fulfillment for them.

8#   You were a strange, socially maladaptive kid.

This is not always the case, but many old souls exhibit odd signs of maturity at young ages.  Often, these children are labelled as being “precocious”, “introverted”, or “rebellious“, failing to fit into the mainstream behaviors.  Usually, these children are extremely inquisitive and intelligent, seeing the purposelessness of many things their teachers, parents and peers say and do, and either passively or aggressively resisting them.  If you can talk to your child like he/she’s an adult – you’ve probably got an old soul on your hands.

9#   You just “feel” old.

Before putting a name to what I felt, I experienced certain sensations of simply being an “old person” inside.  The feelings that accompany being an old soul are usually: a feeling of world wariness, mental tiredness, watchful patience, and detached calmness. Unfortunately, this can often be perceived as being aloof and cold, which is only one of many Old Soul Myths.

Just as some old people describe themselves as being “young at heart”, so too can young people be “old at heart”.

Are you an old soul?  I’d love to hear your stories below.

You can also discover whether you’re an Old Soul by taking our Old Soul Test.

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  1. morbius says

    I AM am an ‘old soul’. I have seen flashes of past-lives, usually not dissimilar to short films/videos, except that, all too frequently, I experience other sensory input, as well… such as feeling the warmth of the sun, and the smells carried in the air (for example).
    I am seeking a connection with other like-minded people… but specifically, geographically near me (37862)… almost as if something/one is, or has, programmed it… or… like I’m magnetically being drawn.
    Additionally, I seem to sense that my crossover-point for/of this life is near, yet I’m… perhaps, not so strangely, almost looking forward to it… like, I’m ready to go back home to the omniverse.
    Thoughts like that, make me feel like a dumptruck… ready to dump its’ load, take a rest, then go fill up again.
    ~So much for sobriety~

    PS~ I would ‘like’ you… but I don’t do the ‘what’s hip this week’ trendy sh!t, like facebook. (Remember ‘My Space???) (Bah!)

    • says

      Hello there Morbius.

      What an interesting comment – I’m especially intrigued by your mention of having past-life flashes, and sensory input experiences. I too experience sensory input experience, with smells, temperature changes, wind, rain and so forth. It’s difficult to experience, but certain places, times and environments take me back to something before I was here in this age.

      If you have Facebook.com, feel free to like us there: https://www.facebook.com/LonerWolf :)

      I wonder if you also have unusual dreams? Many people who identify as Old Souls seem to experience somewhat revelatory unconscious experiences at night.

      -Luna

  2. Charlie-may says

    I’m 16 and i am inevitably an old soul… Its very difficult to find someone i can relate too especially in this day and age and i often get random dreams that are definitely not from now but also are more like memory’s than dreams. Strange but true as much as it is nice to be an old soul it is also very isolating and that is sad.

    • says

      As a teenage, Old Souls feel especially prone to depression and feelings of isolation. However, there is hope Charlie-May. As you can see, there are many people out there who share your feelings. Getting involved in groups, such as the ones on Meetup.com for your local area, will help you to meet other like-minded people.

      -Luna

  3. Estelle says

    I have been told that I’m a very mature, adult person for my age all my life, and have always thought I was an old soul. Reading this article, all my own thoughts were put into words perfectly. Thank you for your extremely interesting and inspiring website! :)

  4. Thabo says

    Wow now I know why I find being around my aged isn’t ” fun” as they say it…I’ve always thought I’m disturbed by feelings but now I know why I’m hoe I am and why I’m seeing things in a different way than others

  5. Timothee says

    wow glad i came here, i always thought something was wrong with me. Reading your article it all makes sense. I’ve always felt detached from people unless its someone that i can relate to. I am very disappointed in people these days. Funny thing is i am an established music producer, i am a creator and in my business i have to deal with people all the time. I love my job by the way. At times i feel lonley, sometimes withdrawn, strange, i over think, i look at life from the outside in. It almost feels like your in a small room banging on all 4 walls but no one is listening. Great article by the way, thnks.

  6. Amy says

    I’m so tired. I’m not sad or depressed at all. I just feel exhausted with this life. Negative people and high strung people drain me. I have become more introverted and it bothers others. They think I’m not “enjoying life”. I just enjoy, and would rather be by myself, with my thoughts. I struggle with addictions, but I am functional. Therapists tell me they can’t help me because ” I think I know more than them and have it all figured out.” I used to work for a therapist and he came to me with his problems, and many he did have, lol. I’m wondering how much longer this life, dimension or existence has to go on. Humanity seems like an experiment that has gotten out of hand or that we were put here for God’s amusement. Our creator definitely has a sense of humor. My children are old souls. They do not make friends easily, but it doesn’t seem to bother them. Others think they are weird. I’ve learned how to put a mask on. Like when my husband insist on me attending a family gathering, I have to put on my mask and fake my way through the whole ordeal. It is exhausting. I see straight through the superficial self of others. I used to find it fascinating, but have grown weary of it. It’s like I don’t have time for it anymore. It upsets my husband. I have an enormous capacity to love others and genuinely care for people. But I feel like time has ran out an it is a waste of my time and energy. This place doesn’t feel like home and I’ve always felt very close to God. As a little girl, God was my invisible best friend. Does anyone know if this is normal or maybe I am depressed an don’t know it? Thanks for your time

    • says

      Hello Amy.

      Sounds as though you are wary of the life you are living, and are forgetting the innate magic that is present in all existence. When sensitive/spiritually natured people are disconnected from the rawness of life through tiresome routines, nauseating social duties, and constant demands, life can seem like a bore, a joke, a burden. I have experienced this myself many times, but always found that changing my habits, changing location, or making an effort to connect more with the earth, remedied my feelings.

      As a mother with many demands, duties and expectations, you are understandably tired and fed up. You must take some time out to dedicate to you, to discover what you really want. Happiness requires some level of selfishness, however, the happier you are, the more you benefit other people.

      I hope this makes some sense. Thank you for reading and sharing here.

      -Luna

      • steven says

        Your not alone…. Don’t lose hope. I feel same way usually . We will help the world more than you know !

    • J K Michelson says

      Amy, I dare say, we could be soul mates. I don’t think you’re depressed but I can hear the weariness in your voice as I read your paragraph. I am weary too. I too think the human race is kind of a joke. God has been and is still my best friend. I have never fit anywhere at any time. I could go on and on….

  7. says

    As a child being I for sure was lonely and feeling old…..I was either spending time alone or with older people… thing is; I knew what was ‘wrong’ with me… I knew it, but I just could not make myself clear….. ((and did not want to do so growing up))… Now……56 years of human age…. I am so much younger then those days…. and yess…. I surround myself mostly with younger people that love my ‘stories’……. still need my time alone but HAPPY with who I am…. HAPPY also to be able to pass ‘it’ on…… _/\_ Yviexx

  8. Gabriel says

    Scott is very on point, well at least in my opinion.

    I feel as if you have a great” knowingness” and an exceptional awareness you are able to relate to an Old Soul.

    With that said, i feel connected to being an Old Soul but also with being a New Soul. I am very wise, always thinking always alert and observing.

    I feel as if you LOVE LIFE i mean you say randomly here and there just for the joy of saying LOVE that you LOVE LIFE and at the point your in life at, either up or down, you are a new soul. But also couldnt you be an Old Soul… Knowing that your heartbreaks and pains are just quick and rare and to be happier and free later on in life, you must go through “EARTHS obstacles”

    Scott, i hope you read this. I want to maybe discuss a few points with you. I feel as if we have a similar thought process and could be beneficial in the long run. Maybe be the next Great Minds Think Alike phenomenons.

    Anyways, thank you all for your time. The pleasure was mine.
    Farewell

    • says

      Hi Gabriel,

      It is possible for an Old Soul to have a bright, youth-like perception towards life, but with the care and weathered-caution of an Old Soul. The above signs are very broad, so almost anyone can identify with them if they really want to. As I have said below, I believe the main defining characteristic of an Old Soul is an inner feeling of having lived hundreds of years before, or even lifetimes.

      Thank you for getting in touch,

      -Luna

  9. Scott says

    Just a thought, I consider a primary characteristics of old souls is being someone who tends to have an exceptional awareness, a sort of secure presence of ‘knowingness’(not that they ‘know it all’), and, being well adjusted socially and having a pretty decent social life, – that being a good part of exceptional awareness,… hence, not typically a loner.

    Btw, speaking about myself, I feel I fit the first 8 points, but I don’t feel old and certainly don’t feel like an old soul. I feel I have more of a young, innocent soul, who had to do some learning, especially since 2001, socially particularly. Unobvious genetics of the mind, which give us the personalities we have along with the social environment of our development, are other major factors.

    I tend to the think the ‘old soul’ deal is about genetics and social environment, together.
    Typically, more-so ‘emotionally challenging, and related life of hardship situations’, along with good innate intelligence, makes for the ‘old soul’ spectrum, for people who didn’t develop from an ‘old soul’ immediate family or have close ‘old soul’ mentors.

    • says

      Hi Scott,

      Perhaps. From what I understand Old Souls generally tend to have a strong inner centre, which attracts many people who seek stability.

      Why exactly people feel so old inside is a mystery. It could be to do with genetics as you say, it could be to do with nature and nurture, it could be to do with genetic memory or with reincarnation. There is no exact way of knowing. I find it particularly interesting that many Old Souls experience unusual aptitudes such as precognition, highly developed levels of intuition, empathic abilities, as well as past-life recall. Life is a mysterious affair, so we may well never know.

      I appreciate your thoughts!

      -Luna

    • Bonnie says

      I, too, have been thinking about the “old soul- new soul” dichotomy. I can’t tell whether I’m an old, tired ghost or a would-be indigo child. So many people that I have known and felt to be “old souls” were wise, calm, loving, balanced. But I suspect that some of them only came to that point through working on themselves, as we say.

      I also know many young people who are simply There, not apologetic about anything at all (even when they make what one might call a social ‘faux pas’ they take it in stride.) Are they old souls? Are they the new humans?

      And what are we, the 50-somethings that have felt since birth that being alive is akin to treading water? I find Geoffrey Hoppe’s concept of “Shaumbra” to be particularly pertinent and even important for those of us who can’t find another community or definition that resonates.

      We have so much to give, and yet we feel so handicapped by our sense of “not being from here”.

      Still looking for a way to heal that in myself, so that I can share what I find with other seekers.

  10. Connor Sage says

    I have known from a very young age, I am an old soul, an empath and am also very spiritual, I have been from the age of 11 but I have never been able to fit in. I am fascinated with my ancestors, how they lived and worked. I am forever in museums and art galleries, I love the outdoors, I appreciate nature and am not materialistic at all. Thank you for this wonderful article.

  11. Georgio says

    Being an anti social loner who is friend with teachers instead of playing with kids in the playground doesn’t necessarily makes one an old soul. This article is written from a subjective point of view describing obvious situations that many kids experience, which challenges them in their childhood. Its overcoming and understanding those challenges from the past that makes one stronger and more spiritual and this isn’t always the case… many kids suffer all their life from the childhood situations and might not develop as thoughtful and introspective as this article suggest… can a person who had a good childhood filled with love and joy with his fellow friends and family develop spiritual tendencies and have wider view of life as well as respect/compation towards others? or that wouldn’t fit in the old soul criteria?

    who makes all these rules? it seems that the author uses this article to justify his life and reshape it into a so called old soul by making himself and all the other “old souls” sound so much better than everyone else…. Sorry but all this sounds like the wrong type of self awareness for me that in fact isolates those “old souls” from their brothers and sisters who are around them, HERE and NOW, IN PRESENT…
    “People just don’t cut it for them.” hmmm how spiritual… try to apply this sentence to Buddha or Jesus or any other spiritual master and you’ll see how pathetic it sounds. Its okay if one feels different and doesn’t share things with his peers…. but don’t make all that sound like its a unique phenomena. Because its not in most cases… Its quite a common thing. it is what it is in the end.

    I don’t deny the fact that old souls exist. I admit I relate to many of the above points but things are not so black and white in life. We are all unique creatures traveling through the labyrinth of life, learning things on the fly, both spiritually and intellectually. All the great spiritual masters had to go through almost the same things as each one of us does. And one thing each of the masters would teach you is that the dignified life traveler would never call himself an old soul. inherent YOU is beyond description and identification with another label…the spiritual one in this case.

    I THINK appropriate and important points have been mentioned in this article but for me it is only half successful as it has a feeling of a spiritual coffee shop that serves fast answers for the people that are looking for the answers in the external matters and spiritual labels instead of looking within themselves.

    • says

      Hi Georgio,

      I appreciate your perspectives. Identifying as anything, or with anything, in life is a subjective process, and I make no claims that this article is objective or factual, but is simply from an inner feeling of being old that can’t be quantified or measured. Many of these signs are very broad, and I realize that many people can identify with them if they want.

      You made a comment: ” And one thing each of the masters would teach you is that the dignified life traveler would never call himself an old soul. inherent YOU is beyond description and identification with another label…the spiritual one in this case. ”
      Many spiritual teachers say something along these lines: in order to lose “yourself”, you must first find “yourself”. Although this article may sound like a spiritual coffee shop article to you, its basic purpose is to help people find themselves, to understand themselves and to develop self-acceptance. How can you lose your ego without having one first? That is an underlying purpose behind many of the articles on this website.

      -Luna

  12. Karen says

    My son just turned 12, and I believe he is an old soul. From early on I noticed his introverted tendencies. He has always been very spiritual and very laid back, never “into” all the things kids his age are doing. He’s never been materialistic, never asking for anything, always gladly excepting whatever is offered or given to him. He is fascinated by history and loves old things…. Trucks, tractors, farming and preserving all things God made. He is so different from his two younger sisters and extremely protective of them!! He truly amazes me!!

    • says

      Karen, Old Soul children are beautiful gifts, and you are so lucky to have given birth to one! Perhaps one day he will find out himself that he is an Old Soul (this will assist him in accepting himself and finding more peace, knowing that there is a reason why he feels so different from others).

      Thank you for commenting here!

      -Luna

  13. Kyle says

    Finally an article that speaks to me…..from the unusual introverted child to the introspective truth seeker. This type of article truly improves the younger generation idiosyncrasies by not allowing them to feel awkward and different.It took me until my 40′s to j destined that introverted people are unique and should be admired instead of being looked at as aloof or odd .

    • says

      I’m happy to hear that this article spoke to you Kyle. Strangely, we all think we are alone in our oddities, but we never are. I’m glad this article can show this!

      -Luna

  14. Judith Ross says

    I am an old soul.I have known from a very young age.I enjoyed your post and can say each is correct for me.I have often said I felt hundreds of years old.I find I know things I do not know how I learned them.

  15. Donna says

    hello, I’ve enjoyed reading this information. I don’t know if I’m an old soul, no one has ever told me that I am, but I certainly recognize it in others. I have two daughters and two sons that i would call old souls out of 7. I do believe I have lived more than once as I am very drawn to certain time periods and cultures and carry a fascination for these as well. I experience a lot of deja vu as well. My daughter has a friend who distinctly remembers being in a war. the old souls I know are not all loners but they all exhibit wisdom and words far beyond their ages.I wish I could find out what I have been in the past I think it would help me in the present. Any ideas? I feel that I may have lived in pioneer times I also feel that I may have lived in Europe over 150 years ago.as for me, I feel a duty to live for something beyond the pleasure of this earth. Heaven is on my mind on a daily basis and the thought of life beyond this earth gives me tremendous strength. I feel a burden to help people live beyond this materialistic plane.I feel weak, but I’ve had more than one person tell me that I am the strongest person they know. I seem to know things about people intuitively. It is not hard for me to meet somebody and know many things about their life without them telling me. What would you call this? I have a friend who feels people’s emotional pain what would you call that? thanks in advance for any feedback.

    • says

      Hello Donna,

      Something called past life regression (a type of hypnosis) could help you connect with past lives. Also, a person who is very intuitive and can feel the emotional pain of others (and adopt it as their own) is called an Empath. You may like to check out the test here: http://lonerwolf.com/empath-test/ Judging by the brief description of yourself, as well as what you choose to write about, I would say that you may be a Mature Soul: http://lonerwolf.com/mature-soul-test/

      I hope this all helps. :)

      All the very best,

      -Luna

  16. says

    You have answered the reason why I feel that I don’t fit anywhere in this life. I’m a seeker of my own truth and a loner. I feel that I’m on the outside looking in at all the people around me, even my children. Very little interests me and I am tired of material stuff. I would like to travel because I am restless deep down inside. I spend most all of my time alone. I look after family when needed and then prefer to be to myself. I am deeply lonely at times yet people that I know are boring. I am happy to know that I am an old soul and not just strange.

    • says

      Mary, I’m happy that this article can better help you understand, and accept yourself for who you are. Thank you for sharing your experiences here,

      -Luna

  17. Vusumuzi Tshabangu says

    Wow ,since i was a kid ,i’ve been looking for answers as to wat am i really, been in relationships then they turned out boring all my friends turned out boring , but the problem is i was good looking n some guys thought i was cool coz i hardly said anything but replied them so direct that everyone wanted to be friends wit me ,then i went on a campaign to destroy my reputation to get everyone off my case coz i always felt i ha bigger things in min than petty conversations.

  18. Jeff says

    So, I relate to almost everyone of those signs but I feel real young. I feel like I’m spiritually grown inside (older) but outside everyone always thinks I’m around 29 and I’m 40 lol. I was just wanting your opinion on that. .. Thanks!

  19. Shoshana says

    Howdy! Do you use Twitter? I’d likee to follow you if that would be ok.

    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  20. Raphael Audibert says

    I fit on almost all of them (except the socially maladaptive kid, even if i was not like others, the “maladaptive” is far from the proper word). I went in insomniac depression at the age of 14 (I’m now 16) And founded faith through music; which bought me to spirituality.

    But I wonder if those “signs” are not something that could fit to almost every pretender ? As they approach the “old soul fact” by the external aspect of it. (Being lonely ect) So I’m just wondering if 70% of the “normal kids” wouldn’t see them selves into this description ?

    I’m hoping for an answer. Peace, Love and harmony to you brothers.

    Namaste, Rapha.

    • says

      Hello Raphael, I appreciate your comment.

      The 9 signs listed above are indeed very broad, but the feeling of being ‘old’ inside is very specific (and accompanied by these signs). So it is possible that many people who identify as Old Souls aren’t Old Souls, but rather like to identify with the “wise” figure image in order to boost self-esteem, self-image and so forth. Certainly, many people who have identified as Old Souls don’t sound like it (superficially from reading the contents of their messages), but then I can’t really know.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

      -Luna

  21. Djedida Hector says

    I realized that I was an introvert when I was about 14 or 15. It did not come to me sooner because I was raised in an environment where people did not understand that kind of personality (The Caribbean). As a result, I always felt like I was weird and that I did not fit into this world. That was one of the causes of me being moderately depressed form having a low self-esteem from the age of 9-13. Another reason why I was depressed was because I was separated from my parents (the only people that did not think that I was weird) when I was 9, that was when I move into the States. During my depressed years, I went through every emotion that I had alone, not expressing them to no one. It was and still is how I deal with my problems, I like to solve my problems from within. What got me through that phase; it is that I always told myself things are going to get better if you do well. Looking back, I laugh, because I realize that basically raised myself. I did not have a role model or anyone to look up to form junior high school; most of my wisdom came from within me. Most people who knew me told me that I was wise for my age.

    The road to self-understanding began when I was no longer depressed. First I understood that was an introvert, then later on I felt like it is much deeper than that. I did not realize I was an old soul a couple of months ago. It all started with this FEELING that I have experienced life before and I felt OLD all the time. It’s like I am tired of life and I am detached to everything. I am now 19 years old and I can’t wait when I retire. I also think about the meaning of life all the time. I took the soul age test, turns I am an old soul. I am enlightened about all this and I want to know more.

    At this point of my life I feel ok (not extremely happy, nor sad), I think that there is still lot for me to learn about myself and the world, I am still trying to figure out what is the purpose of my life and what is there for me hereafter. I would like to let you know that this is my first time sharing this with anyone, and that it is heartfelt. This is how much I appreciate your articles on this topic.

    Sorry for the spelling and grammar, English is my second language.

    • Visvam says

      Hi Djedida,

      I was struck by your statement that this was your first time sharing these feelings and thoughts.
      I see it as something sacred and courageous.
      Have look (and a listen) to wwwkryon.com. I found them extremely useful in my search.

      Peace and greetings.

    • says

      Djedida, thank you very much for opening yourself up and sharing your thoughts, struggles and triumphs here. I really appreciate that, and I am overjoyed that this article could further help to enlighten your road of self-understanding.

      You commented that you “basically raised yourself”, and this sounds very similar to the experiences of my fellow writer Mateo Sol, who pretty much did the same. I wonder whether many Old Souls have experienced this? An interesting thought.

      Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and experiences here!

      -Luna

      • Teresa says

        I identify as an old soul, and I too raised myself. I did not grow up with any type of spirituality, but I found what resonated with me in my twenties. I started reading Psychology Today at 15 yrs, and found a counselor on my own at 16 yrs old (pro bono) who helped deal with my dysfunctional family of origin.

        Thank you for this article.

  22. Alexander w keaton says

    By the time I was 12, to me, the world was full of shit. I never followed suit. I walk my own path, though be it long , I walk it steady. I have been many place’s , done many things. I can see behind the shadows and lies of our culture. But enough with the philosophical B.S. . That is weird,I have felt like I could read between the lines since I was 12. I left home at 16 and started going to trade school and became an electrician. I am now 40 and in school and working on my Engineering degree. And now matter what, I can not bend to authority. I watch the people around me change , and always for the worse. They destroy , they care not for humanity but there own self gain. I sigh for the world. I hope they change their ways before the planet takes them back.

    • says

      Hello Alexander. Sounds as though you are quite anti-authoritarian, and cynical towards the world – all traits of a ‘T’ according to MBTI. I learnt a long time ago that you can’t change the people around you unless they are willing to change themselves. But perhaps that is how life is supposed to pan out for some people? All we can do is learn to flow with what life throws at us, regardless of what it is.

      Thanks for reading.

      -Luna

  23. Rob says

    I’ve long suspected that I was an “old soul”. I meet all 9 perfectly. Even when I was in my early 20′s my “friends” would see me as “old” – even nicknaming me “grandpa” (at 23!).

    (btw LonerWolf – I have always viewed myself as a loner AND the wolf is my totem)

    • says

      Haha, I can relate Rob – my parents and siblings used to call me “granny” in my teenage years.

      Thank you for sharing here, and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future!

      -Luna

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