In many ways, I have discovered how old my soul really is. This can be quite difficult living in a world like we do today. What exactly is an old soul? An old soul is somebody that feels as if they are not in place with today’s society, but more with one that was in the past. A soul that has lived through many, many vast decades. I have realized being an old soul is actually a really important trait in today’s society. We think deeper; explore more, and help find a deeper meaning to life. We also, tend to live life pretty simply. Here are 7 ways that old souls live differently in the 21st century.
We are often known as the “Mothers” of the group.
If you are anything like me you have been addressed this status of the group more than once. You prefer to be the one looking out for everybody else, and you find joy in this as well. You prefer to stay home most of the time and find joy reading a good book, and being alone. You usually would take this over hanging out with a big group of people, going to a party, and taking part in decisions like partying; drinking etc. You never really went through the “partying phase.” You are usually the one who is not constantly found hooking up with new guys, but watches from afar as many of your friends do. You are often mistaken for being 10 years older than you actually are, just because of the way you think and perceive things.
We would rather listen and watch music and movies from the 70’s
Old souls, can stand the music and movies from the 21st century, but would much rather explore older forms of it. We would much rather watch classic movies than watch movies that display no meaning. We wonder why people get so hyped over movies, that literally have no meaning. We would rather listen to The Rolling Stones, Elvis, Elton john, and Billy Joel over Rhianna, and Katy Perry. We like to find meaning and sense in everything that we do and these music and movies are just not cutting it.
We hate small talk.
If you are anything like me you know how hard it is to find a boy or girl for that matter, that you can talk to on a daily basis. This is because you crave more than the “Whats up” and “I’m bored” comments that you receive daily; when trying to have a formal conversation. As old souls, we want to know, how you think the universe was created. This is usually why we don’t have many friends. We want somebody that is going to be more than small talk. We crave to know more about the world, and what is going on in other people’s minds.
We are bad at relationships.
As old souls, we are looking for somebody that isn’t drowning in today’s media. We prefer a more “old school” way of having a relationship. We don’t want to have to constantly post about you, or like your Facebook posts. We would much rather keep our relationship much more private, and only portray a little bit of it on social media. We are also looking for somebody that is just as adventurous as us. One that will always be there at our beck and call. Ready to explore more of the world; try new things, explore meaning in life, and deeper meaning to ourselves as people. This is usually why we find it difficult to find a relationship like this in the 21st century. We tend to turn away many boys/girls because of this problem of ours.
We are fascinated with a certain time era, and are convinced you were born in the wrong era.
I am utterly convinced I was alive in the 50’s, or a time around then. As old souls, we tend to be very connected to a certain era; as if we have lived it all before. This is usually presented to you in forms of books, people, music, pictures, and places. You seem to be very connected to these for a reason. I always have been fascinated with the way people lived. The music and the feel of the world during that time period. Old souls, are convinced, they are like this because they have lived once before in that time era, and reincarnated to live again now.
You are often the source of advice for your friends
As old souls, we are told we are very wise for our age. It is almost like we have lived lots of times and gained knowledge that is present in us now. We are usually the ones that our friends will come to when they are in need of advice with love, life, career wise etc. We love to help others, and guide them onto the right path when they are lost. Old souls often contemplate the meaning of life, which is why they know so much about it.
No mater what, you feel as if you don’t fit in with people your age.
As a teenager we are supposed to be playing sports, hanging out with friends, and be constantly on the move. For me, I was never drawn to it, or at least not as I got older. I enjoyed playing sports, and being a teenager, but in an old souls head, you are constantly pulling between what you SHOULD be and who you really are. This is who I knew I should be, but was it who I really was? Some start to feel this way as you become a young adult, college and partying doesn’t really appeal to you at all. You would much rather prefer to be with people much older than you. Old souls are always on the move for more knowledge, a greater meaning of life, and they receive this from people who have lived it yet again in this life.