9 Signs You’re An Old Soul

 

9 Signs Youre An Old Soul

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.

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.

Did you know?
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  • Reithandina

    This truly did describe everything about me. I’ve always felt so old, and when talk with other people – always much much older than myself – I always refer my past as ” When I was young ” as if I was an old lady. I’m 25, and I’ve felt like I was ancient since I was a small child. I thought my world weariness was because of my mother’s detachment to life and as a mother. I live a life that I don’t understand much of, like what people are saying when they’re not being concrete. I’m always being concrete, I never doll up my words. I love music, I see it’s peace, it’s beauty, I see a world of wonder and life, and that’s the only place… This world… It’s so.. Disappointing. So Tiresome. Troublesome. I walk this earth, with no sense of purpose, longing for something I can’t reach. Most of the time I don’t feel anything at all. When I read, when I write, when I paint, when I listen to music.. I FEEL. for just a second. But… What can I even do? Is this the Old soul in me?

  • mag

    Is it possible that my soul is an old child? If i was to describe what i mean in simple terms it would be something like.. I feel like my soul is an old soul, exactly like its described above. But i also feel like my soul is a child that’s just been a child for a long time. (an old child) the reason i say this is because i’ve always had a childish nature and i’ve just felt like a big kid most of my life. Yet after having read the old soul blog above, and others. I feel like this is me exactly.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      It really depends what you mean Mag. Can you relate to many of the characteristics of Young/Baby Souls? (http://lonerwolf.com/young-soul-test/ and http://lonerwolf.com/baby-soul-test/) Old Souls don’t necessarily feel as though they’re on the verge of death, and they do have childlike elements, e.g. the sense of wonder one feels about the world and how vast and complex it is.

  • Montse

    Sometimes i Feel like old soul, but I not quite sure if I’m one of them, but there is a lot of points that totally describe me. Eventhough I like to go out and dance, have fun like a kid and just be my self. I’m 32 by the way. But i am Very introspectivo and not really superficial, but Sometimes i will like to have a lot of money and spend it in nice things, travel around the world, Stay and eat in the best places. Sometimes I found that The people tell me things Very personal and they said “i don’t know why i told you that if “… And I’m not really social, i not the best one in communication

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Montse, you may be a Mature Soul that has just come out of Young Soul stages. This article may help expand your understanding: http://lonerwolf.com/soul-age/

  • Tempskya

    I think that there are some old souls who fit part of this description, but not all of it. I am an old soul and my time is spent with those around me in teaching, learning, supporting and in the attempt to help those who are younger and less experienced. There is no point in having knowledge and experience and then keeping it to yourself. If you are truly old and see the big picture, then you know that part of the responsibility of being old is helping those who are just starting out. Sure, culture and society in the modern world may get on your nerves, but aren’t those who are old supposed to be able to see beyond that and view the true value and characteristics of those around us? It would seem that soul age would make one more patient and forgiving, rather than harsh and unrelenting. It is difficult to spend so much time being misunderstood, but as an elder, one needs to remember that with growth and experience, understanding is obtained. We cannot expect others to fly before they can crawl, and it is arrogant and selfish to expect those around us to have a complete understanding of why we are different if they have not had any interaction with us. Most people who describe themselves as “old souls” to me have, either literally or figuratively, locked themselves away in dark caves and spend most of their time either brooding over injustices, being bored with this life, planning their next hostile act on those around them or complaining about anything and everything that irritates them. Perhaps their age has led them to default to the isolation and darkness which are the greater part of the universe. After all, it takes a lot of energy and effort to keep learning and move toward light and truth, even if you don’t agree with the truth that you find. We have a long way to go, eternity is a very long time, and one needs to find his or her own tribe/group and learn that our best selves come from helping others along the way, not condemming them for their youth and inexperience. This is true no matter what your religion, belief, race or creed happens to be.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      I agree Tempskya. While an Old Soul can love solitude, and tends to prefer spending time alone, it’s selfish to spend your life shut away from people. Many Old Souls, the Sages in particular, gravitate towards teaching roles in life. Sol is a perfect example of this. Others, the Mystics, gravitate towards counseling roles of emotionally supporting others, which I believe is more my role in life. (And of course, there can be hybrids of mental nourishment, and emotional support). Old Souls are not perfect however, and as you have illustrated they still are prone to human displays of imperfection. I’ve written on the topic of Old Souls living in a Young world: http://lonerwolf.com/old-soul-in-a-young-soul-world/ Young Souls can teach us the greatest lessons about ourselves, and about life.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)

  • Harley

    Luna… thank you so much. You have put into words what I have known in my heart for so long. I’m 23, but ever since I was a child, I have always struggled with finding satisfaction in relationships with people my age. Discussion topics and interests always seemed so trivial, so worldly . I often thought about, as you say, the transience of life, and I have spent so many hours of my life thinking and evaluating myself, my actions, and the lessons I can learn from them – as well as from other people. My sense of disconnection from the majority of my peers has often led me to feel isolated, and at times this escalates into periods of depression from which only I can extract myself. But at the end of the day, I find peace in my solitude, and I generally enjoy the time I spend alone in my thoughts. And yes, I just sometimes get this “old” feeling; a weariness in my spirit, to the extent that my family sometimes pokes fun at my age. I have learnt that accepting the way I am means accepting that I may be a little lonelier than other people, but that fighting my nature leads me to feel as if I am betraying myself, which is a whole lot worse.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Harley, life is about acceptance. When we fight and reject, all we come across is stress, pain and disappointment. So you are on the right path. As an Old Soul you will be more lonely than others, however you do have an advantage in that you’re more aware of what will truly bring you happiness and fulfillment in the long term. Also, you won’t necessarily be completely alone for the rest of your life. There are many souls out there, and with enough persistence you will eventually find a soul who harmonizes with your own, like I did. It is frustrating at times, and certainly takes a lot of patience and effort, but as you have seen there ARE people out there who experience what you do. ;)

  • Chelsey

    Hey guys. So I’m 15, about to be 16. I’m going to share my story, because I don’t tell anybody anything really. And I’d like to let it out. Well, I do, in fact, believe that I’m an old soul. Ever since I was little, my parents always told me I’m an old soul, and that I have a very special gift in life even if I don’t understand it yet. I’ve always preferred to hang out with the adults, I’ve felt closer, and more like I could talk about anything and everything with adults, like my aunts, uncles, etc. Much rather than cousins my age, or anything like that. Friends at school, I don’t have many, but I like telling them my problems. Problems like, relationship issues, family issues, etc. Because I feel like thats the only thing I can talk about to others my age. But there’s so much more that I think about that actually matter. I think too much. Which makes me quiet. Everybody, my whole life tells me i’m quiet. But I think about things like, understanding humans. Whether what makes them them is their by their zodiac sign, if they can help acting a certain way, I think about the universe, I think about a lot. This is personal, but I’ve even considered suicide. Not because my life is horrible, even though I may be a little depressed. It’s more like, a feeling of I’d rather be home. Because life down here sucks. And when I’m high, I’m not crazy or outgoing like most people my age. I’m laid back, I don’t talk, I just think. About my soul, the universe, stuff like that. When I look at myself in the mirror when I’m high, it’s like I’m outside my body looking down on myself sometimes. Because I don’t feel like I look like I really do. Not saying I’m ugly, or anything. I just feel like I’m somebody else than who I really am. That beings, I like it when people tell me about myself. Like myself on the outside, how I act, or present myself. But if somebody tells me something about myself on the inside, like personally, an in how I really feel about things, how I really think, etc. My response is, “No it’s not. You don’t know me. Nobody knows the real me.” Just because I don’t let it out, I keep the real me inside. I’ve tried so hard not to, but I just can’t seem to let it out. I’ve been hiding it my whole life and acting like something different than who I really am, a part of me is just convinced I have to act like this. Every time I do act like the real me, or try to let it out, I get in trouble. It’s just really kinda hard. Because people think I’m so innocent, and sweet, etc. But inside I know I have a really dark side, I’m no wheres near as polite, and innocent as everybody thinks. I’m in love with the thrill danger gives me. I just like to keep that side tamed. I have it so under control. It’s ridiculous. Because I’m at the age where you’re still trying to find yourself. It’s hard. Especially with thinking what I do, and not fitting in with people my age because I think that they are so immature. I think very spiritually about things. I don’t go to church everyday, I don’t pray everyday. I think spiritually about other stuff. Not praising god, even though I do believe in a higher power. It’s just beliefs of mine that I have. And I can easily tell when people have old souls or not.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Thank you for sharing Chelsey.

      You make an interesting comment about having a dark side. This is nothing to be ashamed of, as we all have a light and dark side within us, just as there is day time and nigh time. This is the essence of yin and yang philosophy: balance is creating through opposites. And so to become a whole and balanced person we must embrace our dark sides, not smother or repress them. Sol wrote an interesting article about how to express your shadow self: http://lonerwolf.com/encounter-shadow-self/ and http://lonerwolf.com/shadow-self/

      15 is a hard age, and through time you will discover your calling in life, and people who you can relate to. It can feel isolating to be internally older than what you externally appear to be, but have you ever considered that other people you talk to do the same? Hide their deeper sides away from daylight, just like you? It is possible, and we tend to make many assumptions about people (I’ve been surprised a few times, as some people are very good actors).

      Thank you for reading!

  • Ku’uleimoanikeala Kupahu

    Without reading all comments, I’m sure I can relate to most… We all have a level on consciousness, some like me wish that we all could be at the highest level of consciousness. I am 18 years old and reading the “9 signs you’re an old soul” helps me to remember that I am not alone within the endless amount of souls that exist on Mother Earth.
    I don’t mean to “advertise” but if you trully understand the purpose of life, I encourage all to search this beloved soul named Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha. When you learn his teachings, much clarity will come to you. You’ll never feel alone and will feel at peace with everyone and everything.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      But the wishing part is what creates frustration and disappointment, isn’t it? I believe everything is as it’s supposed to be, but I can definitely relate to those wishful feelings.

      Thank you for the recommendation, I will look up your suggestion.

      Luna

      • Ku’uleimoanikeala Kupahu

        Yes indeed it does. To my understanding frustration and disappointment is another form of testing… right?
        Yes I also believe that everything is as its supposed to be… for the balance right? We need that balance like a Yin Yang balanced world. The question is just how we are to have it “balanced.”
        …just a thought…
        Thank you for looking up this Master :)

  • Oldsoul999

    It gets tiring being so many a time around.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Most old souls can empathize with you there!

  • Lindsey L

    I’m sixteen years old with an old soul, and it can be frustrating at times. I have always felt like I had no age in an infinite sort I way, so when people try to tell me that I’m “too young” to do this or that, it gets under my skin. I want to travel, experience other cultures and places, live, learn, and expand my understanding of the universe. That’s when the realization of my limitations set in; I’m not perceived or treated the way I feel. I’m not trying to sound like a punk when I say that, but more like I don’t have the same mentality and attitudes as my peers. I know I don’t know every thing- and I’m glad I don’t- because how boring would life be if there was nothing left to learn.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      I understand Lindsey, I’ve been there before. Patience is what you’ll have to develop, unless you decide to become a gypsy at a young age and leave your family (which is probably not recommended, as it creates a lot of worry and strife).

      Many old souls in young bodies experience what you are going through (including myself) – of not being treated the way we feel. But do we really need their validation?

  • Figuringmyselfout

    I’m 15 and I cannot stand my age group right now. I never realized how different I was from my peers until high school. Physically I seem the same, but mentally I’m at such a different place. I cannot bring myself to care about the petty things everyone seems to care about from the relevancy of how many followers you have on twitter, to what I got on my geometry test, to what dress I’m wearing to this weekend’s sweet 16. The things we (us teenagers) worry and stress about are so unimportant in the long term. I don’t know if it’s more frustrating that nobody else seems to realize that, or that I do. Sometimes I wish I could just maintain a normal thought process of someone my age for five seconds, but I don’t and that’s okay because that’s what makes me, me. It’s just so frustrating that I feel like I don’t fit here. I want to go somewhere where I’m actually being productive, being helpful, doing something that matters, something important. I’d rather being doing something that makes me feel fulfilled, then that makes me feel like I’m wasting my life away being unsatisfied in school. It’s not getting an education that makes me angry, it’s the absorbing of so many unnecessary things. All anyone my age cares about is getting drunk and hooking up with each other and I’m so over it. I just want to give and love. I don’t know why this sudden realization that I’m not really on the same page as everyone else is such a surprise to me… I’ve literally been giving my mom advice since I was three years old. So many of the things stated above are spot-on to my life. I’ve always been different on some level and as bitter sweet as it is, I really have hope good things will eventually (hopefully sooner than later) come.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      School is very overrated, and mostly, pointless. What can I remember from school that actually benefited my life in the long term? Not much at all. Maybe a bit of math here, and bit of spelling there, but that’s about it. We actually have an article on Education, and what famous (and very intelligent/wise) people say about schooling: http://lonerwolf.com/education-quotes/ Just if you’re interested.

      So my advice: don’t take school or grades too seriously. They are not the be all and end all, and even though it’s nice to please our parents, it’s even better to remember not to stress or fret.

      You seem to have your head very well set on your shoulders for someone being so young, and that will benefit you in the long run. There are many ways to give love, if that is what you desire to do. You can express love in small ways to your family members, friends, strangers even, animals, nature, even to yourself. It’s not necessary to wait until the future until everything is perfect either, because nothing ever will be perfect. The time to start is now.

      I appreciate your comment, thank you!

  • Ralph Storrier

    I’ve always been described as an ‘old soul’ from the time I was a young child. I never ‘got’ other children and always found them immature and boring. I was the kid sitting with the adults at gatherings and holding my own, and was generally welcome in conversations with them. I was introverted and introspective. I preferred reading by myself to ‘playing’ or participating in sports or social activities with my peers. I always found history fascinating and interesting. I listened to my elders experiences and adventures and reveled in their stories. I was always wise beyond my years, and people, even adults, sought my advice. It’s been a blessing and a curse, as my peers (and some adults) were suspicious and even hostile towards me at times. Even now as an adult, my friends, colleagues and family members
    seek me out for comfort and counsel. I never thought that I was better than other people, I just felt an uncanny understanding of the human condition and the world around me.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Everything in life comes with its pros and cons, doesn’t it Ralph? It can be difficult being that person who acts as the emotional dumping ground, but then again, life is so much easier when you know when to avoid unnecessary paths of suffering and attachment (rather than having to go through them all over again – not that life can ever be without suffering).

      Thank you for sharing :)

  • Kspice

    I am 19 as well. I still feel like I am 13, however. Which sounds odd, but to another old soul I’m sure you know what I am talking about. I discovered a while ago that I was an old soul just because I have always been very self aware and information seeking. But I am so happy to find this website…because I am going through a time in life where I dropped out of college, am now surrounded by people already settled into their paths, yet realize that I am still trying to pave mine. It’s just very awkward because I can only relate to people that have already gone through what I am going through (and are at different points now), yet can’t relate to people that are going what I am going through. If that makes sense. In other words, I am 40 years on the inside as far as emotional and intellectual depth, but my physical and chronological reality is 19 year old that is a college drop out, serving tables, and trying to pursue what she is good at: music. Which is incredibly whimsical at this point because the music industry is so corrupt…but unfortunately, that is my talent, my “gift,” so you will. And while I struggle to find a place and purpose in this world of…only human constructs, I am mainly just resistant and want to give up because I know that all I truly need to be happy is nature, wholesome homegrown food, loved ones, and my guitar. Anyways, I just appreciate that you guys have formed a community for people that kind of see the world a little differently. It’s…comforting. And makes me personally feel less crazy. Thank you.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      I think I understand Kspice: you relate better to people who are already grounded in life, rather than those people who are still paving their way. It’s a strange time to live in for Old Souls: there is such emphasis on quickly finding your path early in life, of settling into one career quickly, getting a family all-too-soon. The rush is so unnecessary, but it is needed by society to fuel the way things are, the fast-paced, mechanic construction of everything. I’m at a point in my life where I am currently unemployed, no wonderful or impressive degrees or qualifications. Nothing of the sort. So by society’s standards I am failing. By my own standards however, I am succeeding doing what I love: writing (even if it isn’t making me a big income). Sometimes we just need to learn how to block these noisy nuisances out from our worlds.

      Thank you for being here and sharing your story.

  • Thereisnoescape

    I just turned 19, and still I feel as if nobody can relate to me. One of my biggest flaws is that I study the people around me, and try to imitate them, adapt part of them onto myself. And sometimes I will say what I believe them to be thinking, to the person before he /she has a chance to say it, or if they don’t want to say it , I will for them , just to see if I’m right. And I almost always am. Unfortunately the person will end up thinking that we are alike, that we think the same. I end up backing out of relationships, and losing friends, because in my opinion, there isn’t really a real me. But were they ever my friends if I was just acting? Or is that the closest I’m actually going to get to a real friend, or just a healthy relationship I guess

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      19 is a difficult age – it was for me, and for many others. These years are when we are still shaping our identities, and our senses of self. I’ve learnt that pretending to be something other than what you are is not worth it. It never is. All it creates is stress and disappointment. My recommendation: don’t do it. It’s very difficult to always be your authentic self, but I’ve learnt just to be quiet in the presence of others. Amiable, but distant. Eventually, with enough persistence, you will find others like yourself. You already have in a way. Try sites like meetup.com. Find a topic you are interested in (e.g. spirituality, metaphysics etc.) and search for groups in your area. This was one way I managed to meet people similar to me. Sometimes you just need to get creative.

  • Abi

    Hello Luna, thank you for your wonderful article. I can completely relate to your premises. All of my life I have always had a great intuition and predictability about people before I would come in contact with them. Like I already knew them without really knowing them and how they would act towards me. Sometimes sheer judgement can just get in the way but usually I am quite right. As well, I have always felt too mature for people my age and would click a lot better with older people. Or sometimes it would seem that older people would gravitate towards me too for some reason. My mother would certainly approach me about this on why I wouldn’t socialize with people my age at parties and such but I would lie and say that I was just shy but the truth is I couldn’t really get sucked into their topics wholeheartedly. Now in many cases I have had a few good friends my age that I could click with but not too often. It makes me quite depressed sometimes because I feel like people don’t get me and sometimes I don’t get people my age and that kind of makes me come off as I’m a know it all or awkward personality. I wish I could give them the simple excuse that I am an old soul but they would probably be confused.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      That’s definitely one of the biggest problems I’ve come across: coming across as being too know-it-all, too snobby, or too weird. But it only becomes a problem when you make it a problem. We can mold our thoughts, and change our mindsets. I’m still working on caring too much about the way people perceive me, and it’s hard work! But I’ve seen that wanting to be liked and accepted creates the most problems in my life, and many people’s lives. So I keep going … keep experimenting. It’s sort of like being a Scientist, or a voyager into new worlds, shaping the way my mind works. That’s the beauty of self-improvement … the struggle is worth the gain, always. Thank you once again for sharing here Abi!

  • Elizabeth

    Do any of you have this mindset but their are moments of undeniably child-like curiosity? I identify with most of those traits and went through depression much earlier on then hormonally expected from humans. I find it hard to fit in but I don’t want to it’s very upsetting to see people my age being so reckless and idiotic, you just want to shake them! It’s like the look but they don’t see in life or try to understand.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      There are most definitely Elizabeth. When you slow down, and see through the illusions life presents, you realize that this moment right now is all you have. So you try to make the most of it by immersing yourself in as much beauty as you can find. This is where you start to appreciate the mystery of life. So I understand what you mean … especially when you’re young, it’s frustrating that others don’t share this same appreciation as you. It’s very alienating, but as always, you are never alone.

  • Keecksee

    This is a perfect describtion of what my life/ personality are like! It’s great to know that this isn’t such an uncommon thing cause when i was a child/ teenager my mother often couldn’t cope with my behavior and made me feel like there was something very mentally wrong with me, the result: at 18 i had a 7 month hospital stay to be treated against “chronic depression” just because i felt this sense of purposelessness about leading my mothers and my peers ideal livestyle.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      It must come at a great relief to you to find this article, to know that going through an existential life crisis is often a symptom of the old in soul. You are solely in charge of your life, and when other people try to impose on that, you need to make the decision to stay and let them interfere, or distance yourself and go your own way. On good terms of course. Your life is yours, and no one elses to shape, so use this opportunity to make some important decisions. My best wishes!

  • Emile

    Thanks Luna for this article.
    I mostly agree with all 9 points. However I wouldn’t say I find it dissatisfying to befriend with people I find it hard to relate to. I find all friendships satisfying, but I am aware it is sometimes easier to remain friends by not seeing each other too much. Most of the time someone tells something unpleasant about someone else, I simply find it sad, as I would like everyone to try to understand each other much more. I enjoy watching others’ minds and trying to understand their specifities. The same with cultures. This is one of the reasons why I am still very sociable.
    About the materialistic I used to be very much just like other people mentioned, with collections and having “everything”, and I almost always had a collection. My last one was of music albums, but it had a sense as I really like listening to music. I don’t really have anyone now but this is also because I am always moving and want to spend money more wisely. I but a lot of second-hand stuff and have a very basic phone, I consider it as a tool and I don’t give much interest to fashion.
    As a kid I was terrified with death and I learnt by myself to dominate this fear. One of my motto was that if you worry about death, it means everything is fine so stop worrying. Another one was that life couldn’t work without death, or would be terribly boring. It helped me a lot. Now I am not terrified but simply sad about it ; the fact that all these bonds that exist in life have to die at some time.
    I always felt the need to understand more about everything.
    Being the last child of a family of 4 children and being the much youngest probably helped a lot to me being this way. My father once told friends of my parents when I was there that I liked the company of old people and another time that it seems like I am learning from others’ experiences. I realised he was completely right and it helped me understand myself. This is why I never tried to start smoking anything for instance.
    But my pesonnality then mixes with the fact that I am demisexual and find gossips uninteresting.

    So for other people who believe are old souls, did you have much older brothers or sisters too? Are you demisexual (there is a test on this website)?

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Hi Emile :) I wonder if having brothers or sisters, being the oldest, middle or youngest sibling influences how mature you are in outlook? That would be interesting to look into … as for me, I’m the eldest of 5 children, so I learnt to take responsibility at a young age, and to be relied on. Perhaps that had a say in the molding of my personality. Another interesting question you ask is in regards to sexuality. I personally identify as bisexual, and sexual, rather than being demisexual (however, I would never have any casual relations with anyone, and never have out of pure distaste).

      As for your thoughts and feelings about death. I went through a stage where everything depressed me (this was when I was a religious convert). I saw that everything was destined to die, and that according to Christian ideas of heaven and hell, most people would go to hell. Thank goodness I saw the light and left this narrow way of thinking! Death is a mystery, and as you say, is necessary to add the spark to life. If everything was always the same, we would be sick of life. Life would not be life, would not be lively, without the component of death. But more and more, I’m more inclined to believing in the possibility of reincarnation, just as a flower rises, dies, and it is reborn from its seeds that enter the earth.

  • http://oldsoals alesha stevens

    Angel bernard told me im an old soal today Im still curios about what this implies spuritually Are their young soals?Were we all created at the same time? Are we not all old soals?

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Alesha, you might like to have a look at this article: http://lonerwolf.com/soul-age/ It covers all 5 Soul Ages and their personality traits.

      ~Luna

  • Eyrian

    I’m a student…and one of my teachers wrote in a comment that i have an old soul..in a good way…i thought that old soul people would mean something wrong…but instead after reading this i feel so enlightened and so happy to be who i am..

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      You should be Eyrian, your teacher sounds quite perceptive. What a wonderful complement. :)

      Thank you for sharing here!

      Luna

  • Jenny

    I love learning about old souls because it only confirms how I’ve always been feeling. What describes everything perfectly is “knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and truth is freedom”. I often find myself learning about things everyday and if there is something I do not know, I have to Google it right away. Whether it’s movies, animals, the world, I always have to know it thoroughly, know why things are the way they are, and one search for one simple thing leads to me learning about so many other things that are all related somehow. There’s no game I like more then state one fun fact!
    As for wisdom, it’s happiness to me because it makes it easier to know how you should feel about certain things. The wisdom to know if your time spent getting angry or overly affected is not worth it. Spiritual wisdom is what makes me more compassionate as well as more understanding to the fact that we are all different, come from somewhere different, have grown up in different environments and that no two people can be dealt with exactly the same. Sometimes things just pop into my head and lessons in life just make sense. I often find myself noticing how predictable people are (especially relatives).
    As for truth being freedom. I believe it is freedom because to be free would mean to not have to hide right? People often try to lie and hide things and pretend to be something they are not, or want to prove themselves to everyone, but why go through the trouble when the truth is always there. I believe in people to be transparent as well as myself that’s why I choose to be truthful and honest (always with good intentions) because then you don’t need an explanation or an excuse. I could go on and on about this subject. I guess I’m always looking for places to vent out what I really think and feel inside. Thanks for this article! Is there a way to know how Old Souls and the different types of souls were discovered?

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      “As for wisdom, it’s happiness to me because it makes it easier to know how you should feel about certain things. The wisdom to know if your time spent getting angry or overly affected is not worth it.” I like this Jenny, very logical and pragmatic. Wisdom to me is happiness as well because it helps guide your life in the right direction. So much unhappiness and pain is born from going in the wrong direction, or choosing the wrong paths in life.

      The origin of Old Souls and Soul Ages is very nebulous and omnipresent. I do know that the term Old Soul possibly has its origins in Buddhist texts, but all through the ages people have spoken of their inner feelings: “young at heart”, “you’re an Old Soul”, “child inside”. Only recently did I think of writing an article on such an experience, receiving such amazing feedback from a large variety of people who could strangely identify. This really led me to consider the possibility of Soul Ages. But there really is no hard, factual evidence as with anything in the realm of the soul.

      Looking forward to hearing more from you around here! Thank you for sharing :).

      #Luna

  • Steve

    I can’t believe what I just read! I am completely stunned! You have somehow described me perfectly haha, it’s nice to know that I’m not f***ed in the head like I thought lol, all my life I have been different than everyone else not giving a damn about social media or what’s hot! I grew up very fast my father was a very strict and hard man, he never raised me like a boy, but brought me up like a man. It has been very hard to find a partner in this life because no girls have the same values in life or share the same sort of life experiences that I have. One of the best pieces I read in this article was that of the lessons that “old souls” learn from their or other people’s mistakes or successes in life, I have taught myself so many important life lessons from past experiences. Every job site I have ever been on my co workers believed I was around the age of 35-40 just from the way I carry myself and apparently my old fashioned work ethic lol!

    By the way I’m 23 years old and thank you so much to whoever put up this website, you made me feel not so alone in the world!

    • Elisabeth

      I totally know how you feel. Before reading this article I really thought that I am emotionally anavailable (an emotional rock). I am 20 years old and I think and feel like I have more experiences than most 25 year olds. I may be very social and know many people but I find it really hard to make true frienships because nobody understands that at times I just want to be alone with my thoughts. Everyone I have come close with ends up complaining to me that I don’t want to bond or that I ditch them a lot and it ends up with them implying “you either become more open and outgoing or we leave you”. They think that because I want to be alone I have problems I don’t want to talk about and in the end that I don’t share with them as much as they do with me. They never understand that this is just me and that I just don’t know why I like being alone. Just by not being shallow enough to call somebody my “friend” just by knowing them a month or saying things like “I love you” or “I don’t wanna lose you” in the same situations makes them feel that I don’t value them and that I don’t want to bond (I just have heard that phrase so many times I’ve come to hate it)
      Anyway, sorry for writing so much but I felt really happy knowing there are other people like me out there.

      • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

        Thank you Steve (and Elizabeth), it’s wonderful to know that like-minded souls can meet hear and know that they are not alone in their perceptions and beliefs about the world.

        As you can see Steve, there are other females who can relate to you (as you can see above), and you are also young age wise. So don’t give up hope or despair. ;)

        All my best wishes your way,

        Luna

      • Reithandina

        This is exactly the way my life is. It’s amazing. I truly thought I was all alone. That I was touched in the head. Missing my soul even. I’ve always believed emotions are attached to the soul, so walking around, being A cold hearted woman, I thought my soul was lost or that I just wasn’t born with one. I’ve always heard of people talking behind my back, calling me a sour and ugly bi–.. It’s hurtful.. I just contemplate so much about life and this terrible longing in my chest.. I forget time and to smile at people. This.. This really makes my day.

  • Josef / Mr X

    Hello!

    Okey, this feels strange to say, however I tried to find an answer for how you possibly could look “Inside peoples’ hearts” and this came up, so I clicked the link and felt like the description of being an “Old soul” which seems to fit me.

    I am currently 15, and is at the first year at high school (just started) so I still feel like I am a “Newborn” in some way…

    In any case, I have always been seen differently from others, as my sense of “logic”, does not apply…
    An example: people want to try and finish a math equation…
    And when it comes down to me, I always make the whole thing for me and my teachers so complex, that even I most of the time cannot understand how I thought at that one moment.

    I do not know if this helps getting a better picture of me, or others, but it seems like we “Old souls” share the personality type of being an INFJ.

    I do not want to link anything really, as viruses could appear inbetween the links.

    Either way, I have always seen myself as mature, and people describe me like one in different ways as well, so it isn’t something new, however as I started to finish ninth grade, I have started to feel, experience and … “Re-live” different types of… I think the word I am thinking of is either “Futures” or “Dimensions”.

    And this made my mind become free and more powerful, however as times goes on, it feels like I start to become one with the world, and different sorts of planets and galaxies starts to appear in my mind like never before!

    I guess that these “Appearances” has something to do with the spirituality, but that’s just a theory.

    And as I started to “Write” down my thoughts in the genre of poetic, everthing became so much smoother and… “Realistic” while still giving me the influence of being a “Dreamer” that hunts down his goals in life.

    Life is not easy, but being a crybaby will not help except becoming more and more like one and also, if being a crybaby all the time would solve problems, we would eventually try to become more like them.
    Also, if you see yourself like something, you will most of the time automatically see yourself like one, no matter what you seem to be at that moment.

    Life is pain, life is joy. Life is everything you will not find in the realm of Light, nor Dark, and the same goes for the Void.

    Oh, and I thought of this recently but I am unsure of what to write about it, “Emotions being more advanced methods of our everyday logic” because I thought of the idea that if you had an option where you could either choose in a world full with logic or a world of emotions,
    I want to take logic and rules, because most worldwide problems come from different cultures and the fierce battles between them.

    However, living in a world with rules and logic would make life sooo boring, and our goals… we fought for… wouldn’t be the same experience as we once had thought.

    Oopsie… I wrote a little to much I think,
    but I am a “Writer” after all, so it would not be to much of a surprise, right?

    Anyway,
    Thanks for making a side of me come out from the shadows… it has been locked in for some time.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Hello Josef, thank you for writing :).

      Life, to me, is about living in balance. That means balancing the mind and heart, the logic and emotions, the instincts and deductions, the soul and body, dreams and reality, practicality and impracticality. The reason why so many of us suffer from sicknesses is because of these imbalances we create in life. Clinging to one side of life and not exploring the other breeds many types of neurosis and physical ailments.

      I’ve noticed that as well: many Old Souls seem to share the INFJ personality type, or at least the “IN” side of the spectrum!

      Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences here!

      Luna

  • squirrels.L

    Hey,

    It feels really good to read these comments because I can relate to them and thought I could probably share my experiences too.

    I knew I wasn’t like my peers since I started nursery because I could recall the girls I used to spend my time with during lunch breaks. They would pick on a certain boy for the food he carried and despite being in their company, I felt a strong sense of sympathy towards this boy.

    For ten years of my life (I’m younger than 16), all I had been trying to do is fit in but I just never did. This all changed at the age of 10 when I said that I would be myself and the transition began with my music taste. I used to listen to modern pop hits but once the song was a month old it was regarded as “old”. In the summer of 2009, my parents began playing more of their music and I realized that I liked their music more than what I used to listen to.

    I spend most of my time alone, usually in my balcony during cool winter nights listening to slow, soothing music. I worry much more than I should so staying alone just calms me down and I relax. I also do struggle in school because I do excel in various areas (sports, Art and academically) but I feel much older than my peers. I usually can’t stand them; it’s like looking after young children since they indulge themselves in useless fights or invite me to hang out at malls though I would rather spend my evenings playing a good game of soccer.

    I also realized that I’m extremely empathetic and this is why I enjoy solitude. It’s quite overwhelming. I noticed this once in class as we were watching a video in English. I am hit by a wave of emotions and thoughts and feelings from students and then I knew that they weren’t mine.

    I tend to read people too and this is why I’m an introvert. Once when I was 5, I knew there was something wrong about my dad’s business partner and his family: they were too arrogant and self-centered. They betrayed my family in the end (their dad was a con man). This has happened many times before.

    Just a year ago, I used to do some sight-seeing in my free time and I would be hit by 1-2 second visions of places I’m certain I’ve never been to. This started when I transferred to a new school. It began to frighten me because I didn’t understand what was going on.

    Thanks for the post and for listening.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      It’s a pleasure to read your comment Squirrels.L, so thank you for sharing here!

      I don’t often read comments from people below 16 years of age, so it was surprising, and refreshing, to read your comment, and I’m sure many of the other young Old Souls who visit this site will appreciate your thoughts and experiences as well.

      You may be experiencing precognitive abilities. If you still have these flashes of certain places, pay attention to whether they show up in the future. Precognitive abilities are usually linked to highly developed psychic/third eye abilities, and many Empaths and Old Souls for whatever reason experience these types of gifts frequently. You may find this article I just published of some interest or use to your life: http://lonerwolf.com/what-type-of-empath-are-you/

      Once again, thank you for reading and sharing here!

      Luna

  • Em

    Hey!

    I have always felt different and I’ve always been a loner, but I’m quite happy being that way. I’ve always been very insightful and I’ve been curious as to weather I am in fact, an old soul or not.

    I’m not even 20 yet and I prefer to spend my time at home with myself doing craft and learning about anything and everything I possibly can.

    I’ve always been very carefree and observational. I can feel souls omitting energy when I’m around them, animal, human and spiritual. It’s not important what I see because I know that the cells that make up the physical world are mere transparent when you can quiet your mind and spiritually intwine. There is nothing quite like the feeling of full connectedness with another.

    I love to help others, make them laugh, or smile. I see the beauty and uniqueness of everyone. I find others fascinating, talking to them, being with them, finding out what makes them unique. I uplift others by being optimistic and passionate about being alive, being for filled, being fully self-expressed and honest. I have always spent most of my time with people 20-30 years older than me, and that doesn’t bother me. Age is a silly thing to be prejudice about.

    I still feel disconnected. I left school early because I found it too easy and I just wanted to pursue life. I want to create and share the lessons I have learnt.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Finding a carefree person in life is so difficult and so rare Em, so it’s brilliant to know that you are making positive ripples and contributing to life in your own way.
      Many thanks for reading and sharing here!

      -Luna

  • F

    Dear Luna,

    I can totally relate to this post, thank you so much! And, in general, thank you for the site, it’s comforting to find peer souls to share our solitudes.

    As a kid I had a lot of energy, as any kid, but I would spend it exploring nature, thoughts and uncovering the world’s principles. I would rather gather with my grandpa and his friends than with other kids. I found their stories and their experiences way more interesting than kids’s (I still prefer age groups other than my own, be it children or elderly).

    As a teenager I had really hard times. Sure I would go out, I knew a lot of people, I (almost) did what everybody else, but with a different perspective. It felt like playing my part, walking the walk and talking the talk, but nothing that would substantially add-up to my life. I felt very disconnected and, of course, that there was something missing inside me.

    From my twenties to my thirties, I spent my full time and energies trying to appease my conflicts, trying to understand myself, reading a lot of psychology, meditating (not the mainstream kind, I really had a great teacher here), and generally trying to find my place in the world.

    Now that I am over thirty, I am succesful, I have economic independence and live on my own, I am beginning to allow myself to be who I really am, at my pace, with my rules. I never felt the urge to travel the world, or to own anything in particular, or to belong to a particular group. I know everything I need to know, and if not, I know I can learn it. I observe the world, its transient-ness, human frey. It feels like I could die any given day, and there would be nothing that I would come to find still to be done. Certainly that feels like an old soul.

    I have gone through periods of depression in my life wishing for that “something” else that everybody has, the zest, the blind passion, the one-sided triviality, all of this powerfully backed-up by living in a heavily social mediterranean country. But as the path unfolds, I see there is nothing missing, the only true solution is complete acceptance.

    Thanks again for being there.

    F

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      A beautiful comment F, thank you. To connect with the rare few like-minded souls in life, is a great pleasure, and I’m happy that we have crossed paths and contributed in a small way to each others lives. Complete acceptance is a topic I have been thinking about and experimenting with lately. Those hippies weren’t wrong when they proclaimed “go with the flow man!” Because when you don’t accept whatever comes, you become like a rock in the stream, and life suddenly begins to become a lot more strenuous and burdensome.

      Once again, thank you for sharing here!

      -Luna

  • Psycheinlove

    I didn’t learn about old souls till recently when I heard someone being described as such. I was immediately drawn to the term. Now, finding this page, it’s kind of a relief to me, I’m not alone after all.

    I’ve always somehow felt different. I describe myself as somewhat boring compared to people my age because I wasn’t into the same things. I love being with my own company, I love thinking, I love questioning, I love philosophizing, I love having insightful conversations. I also have this detached outlook, like we’re not really of this world, hence there’s no point becoming emotionally attached to the worldly things. Hence, at times I feel like I’m being passive yet one of the things I yearn to achieve is mindfulness, and this therefore confuses me sometimes.

    I’ve always believed that because as human beings, we value different things, we tend to manifest different ideals and attitudes and pursue different goals, hence there is no single path to living this life and I respect that.

    Hence, to everyone, may we continue to tread this life with the kind of peace and certainty we’ve always had.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Happy to hear that you have discovered this article Psycheinlove!

      Boring is a terrible word to ascribe to yourself! Unique sounds much better, “Old Soul” even more so! Interesting how more dogmatic/emotionally involved people seem to have this tunnel vision view of life. These people often scream from the rooftops that there is only “one true path”, which I believe Old Souls generally disagree with. So it’s refreshing to come across the rare person who sees that all paths lead to the same destination.

      Luna

  • TheSchubita

    Hi!

    I agree with most point, except the “materialistic” part. I like having and collecting lots of things, I don’t necessarily care if they’re expensive or a “status symbol. Rather, I like quirky stuff that stands out and noone else has, I just like having thing and collections I guess. Also, the “feeling old” part. I don’t feel old a lot, but rather, I feel like I have all the time in the world. Time, in the “grand scheme of things”, simply doesn’t matter that much. I don’t care if I have children at 30 or 40. I mean, I like being on time for appointments but for the “deadlines” of life I don’t care all that much.
    Also, while I like solitude for gaining energy back, I also like being around people and entertain them/make them laugh, and exploring things.

    Does that make an old soul nonetheless, or am I simply “mature”, yet not old?

    Thank you!

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      You may be a Mature or Young Soul TheSchubita. Generally feeling ‘old’ inside is the main determining factor of an Old Soul, but then again, there are no set-in-stone rules. You may like to check out the Soul Ages article for more info: http://lonerwolf.com/soul-age/

      Thank you for reading! :)

      -Luna

  • P

    Hmm.. I agree with everything here, except for the materialistic part. I tend to be somewhat materialistic – I want the best, or rather, I don’t like limits. I want the latest version of the iPhone cause it’s faster than the older versions and ergo more useful. Quality matters in everything – and quality never just falls in your lap. However, I noticeably don’t always have the energy to go after what I want. I could, but I’m mostly like: “It’d be great if I had the new iPhone, but it’s just not worth it. I’ll make do with what I have.” Status and fame – couldn’t care less.
    Everything else, spot on.
    Thank you, nice post.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Thanks P. Almost all of the signs here are very general, and are easily identifiable by almost anyone. However, what sets apart the Old Soul is a feeling of being old inside, like a old woman or man. I’d say that would be the most important, and revealing, sign of an Old Soul at heart.

      But I do agree, quality over quantity :) That’s why I lament that most things these days aren’t made to be repaired, or even to last more than 10 years – but to be thrown away and replaced easily. :-|

      Thank you for reading and sharing here!

      -Luna

  • andi

    1st stumbled across the 9 signs of an old soul on Facebook
    It felt like coming home, so I just Googled it to show my daughter, to see if she could recognise me, or maybe herself in the description.
    It doesn’t change how lonely and detached I feel, but thanx for showing me that someone gets me xxx

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      But hopefully the knowledge that many people share these feelings with you is something of a reprieve, and even relief, knowing you aren’t alone in your differences. My hope is that all people here can learn, eventually, to become enough unto themselves, in order to banish such common feelings of loneliness. I struggle with this sense of alienation and isolation as well, which is what drove me to create the Old Soul Facebook group (link above in article). Perhaps you can join us there and connect with like-minds?

      -Luna

  • http://Lonerwolf.com Chandler Lee St.Myers

    It’s just strange seeing a website take what I’ve always felt and share it to the world, I’m only 13, so this is a great explanation on why I’m so understanding when it comes to relationships, emotions, and love. I’ve always passed classes with no problem, as if I already learned everything, I just considered myself a young therapist haha, but an old soul seems to fit perfectly.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      That’s what I always thought (and others too, my parents quite often saying “stop psychoanalyzing!”) Old Soul does seem to be a much more appropriate fit. :)
      It’s good that you have discovered this article at such a “young” age, as it will help you through the tumultuous times of teenage years.

      All the very best,

      -Luna

  • Linda Kapusciarz

    Explains a number of things I did not understand about myself and life. Thank you,

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      I’m really happy to hear that Linda, thank you for taking the time to share!

      -Luna

  • ryan

    Yes.. I’m all of those things…. I’ve been called “grampa” or “dad” countless of times with my friends – especially when I was a teenager. I always thought, if the idea of old soul actually exists then I probably was one. Interesting post and website!

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Thanks Ryan! I was called a “Granny” when I was a teenager, so I can relate to your experience. If you haven’t already, please feel free to take a look at the Old Soul group on Facebook. Here you will find many like-minded souls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/imanoldsoul/

      -Luna

  • sampea

    I don’t particularly consider myself an old soul, but sometimes, I just feel like I’m in the wrong era. Like, today, it seems that all science cares about is to increase the technologies. Some even explore the prospect of finding a way to make us live forever. I don’t really think it’s worthwhile, because without death I feel that, eventually, we would no longer have fun living. I can’t say I’m whole-heartedly ”vieux-jeu”, as I have a problem with using Internet so much, but sometimes, I wish I could go back to when I was young, where we didn’t have a computer.

    To come back to my feeling of being in a wrong era, I just feel like everything has be done. And I sometimes feel like I don’t belong to my age group (young adult). Does anyone ever feels like this?

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      Social displacement, yes, I’ve certainly experienced that before Sampea! The other day I was sitting on a bus, and every single person I could see was absorbed on their phones texting, playing games or listening to music. While technology has made life more convenient and fast, it really has deprived society of some essential element it used to have. So I can see where you are coming from.

      As always, you are not alone in this feeling of alienation.

      -Luna

  • Dan

    8 out of 9 apply to me. There’s nothing I’d rather do than sit in silence and watch the sun set. Other than that I just like to walk in nature. It makes it difficult to find the desire to engage in pursuits which I find worldly. I suppose the point of life is to teach people what I know…that everything in this world will pass, and the only thing that matters is what is left after all of that is done.

    The end is coming.

    • http://lonerwolf.com/luna/ Aletheia Luna

      “The end is coming”, very few people think this way, and that is what I believe separates the Old in soul from the Young in soul. The Old are very aware of death, that it is very quick, spontaneous and is right around the corner. The Young don’t give much thought to it, or else avoid it, which is understandable, they don’t feel ready to go!

      Thank you for your thoughts and for sharing here!

      -Luna

      • http://Lonerwolf.com Chandler Lee St.Myers

        This is so very true, when I was very young I always thought differently, I was the youngest of my family and it would always come to mind “I’m going to be the last one to die in my family”