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I Am An Old Soul

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    Being A Loner As A Child

    When I was 5 years old, I loved going to kindergarten. I loved learning, I love being in the environment of education. However I always felt detached from other kids even though I understood them very well. Throughout kindergarten, the time I dreaded most was recess. That was the...
    earthhgirl earthhgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    So Nice to Find People Like Me :)

    Hi all, well I like all the rest of you felt different from a very young age, I remember as a child thinking I was old, and that adults can be rude just because I was little it didnt mean I didnt understand.  You know the ones, didnt listen, thought you were to little to...
    whitelight whitelight 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    "No Choice In The Matter"

    I am an old soul because I had to grow up faster and take on responsibilities that weren't mine to bear. I also had to become closed off and tolerate very bad acts that were forced on me, and I was threatened. I truly believe to this day that they were not empty threats because...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    At antique stores, my time is spent looking

    through old postcards and lost photographs of other peoples' families. I like to get old Hymn books or Bibles, and search inside for any signs of life. Any little scribbles that may give me an idea of the person who held this book before me. Being into genealogy, I was even...
    LookAwayLookAway LookAwayLookAway 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    My friends and family have told me many times

    that I am an old soul. I can act many years beyond my age, but still manage to remember to have fun. I provide the best advice I can to those in need and I find making good choices to be something I excel at. Making choices has always been easy for me, and I know that if I...
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I get along with everyone

    but people older than me are the people i really connect with
    aille2323 aille2323 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm an old soul. I've very youthful in behavior

    but many days I feel as though I've already been there, done that, in life. For years I sought, "the real" as I didn't think anything in this life was actual, but rather figments of our own imagination. But I'm still here, as I'm still very young by Earth time. I'm also a very...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    I know I am an old soul.

    I am only 15 and I know this. I have no need or desire to be "out there" or I don't see the need fot materilstic items that aren't useful, that's just money you could save for a rainy day. I am a loner, and I catch my self slipping away a lot, like just thinking about things...
    ashlynn1014 ashlynn1014 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I'm Lost, Wayfaring...

    Most days I feel like my feet do not even belong on the ground under me. Since I was a little girl, I have seen things so differently through these eyes. Unable to relay fully sometimes with those around me. Casting out shallowness and modern ideas. Almost forcing myself into...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Been Here Before

    How can i put it into words? I was texting a female friend, and we were having a conversation about politics. We tend to agree. This is a person who, despite the short duration of our present relationship (a couple years), i swear i know her better than that short time would...
    WhyNotSayIt WhyNotSayIt 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2012

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    It may be the cardigan I sometimes wear

    or the habit of tea-drinking in the late afternoons or perhaps a quaint turn-of-phrase inherited from older relatives; it is a recurring event since my late teenage years to be told 'you're old before your time'. My parents were in their forties and fifties when I was born...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I'm 25 years old but I feel like I've already

    lived a few lifetimes. From the outside it looks strange to most people because my only friends are in their late 30's /early 40's. but I just can't really connect with people my own age.
    SC27 SC27 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Are You An Old Soul

    When I was searching into What is an old soul, the following is what i found. This has been listed with permission from the writer. Steve Gunn has chosen to make this article available to be reprint / republished free of charge on the condition that the article text and...
    heartofhush heartofhush 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    sphie sphie 22-25, F 1 Response May 25

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    Ive been considered an old soul

    since i was a child. For a while in my early teens i shed it at times and was much more like my physical age, but once i grew into myself more my priorities changed, my perceptions changed and the signs definitely show. I dont want to pipe it up to something mystical and...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I always had this strange sensation about my

    perception of reality, of the world, where i knew there was something wrong. I didn't really understand what was going on or what i was seeking so i tried to developed this feeling through different sources of intellectual knowledge (philosophy, science), it helped, but nothing...
    surrender33 surrender33 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    When people tell me that I'm an old soul,

    and how sweet it is. I just want to scream. Because let me enlighten the world on something, being a teenager, and being an old soul, absolutely sucks. It's awful. Don't get me wrong, it's great if you want adults to love you and make good decisions for your future. But no one...
    kryder352 kryder352 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    So a lot of people i know call me an old soul.

    I think they mean it mentally and even physically. My mom said i approach things more logically and maturely than my older sister. My freshman classmates find it weird how i talk to older people so easily because they're usually afraid to approach adults. My teachers find it...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Jun 5

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    I feel old when... 1) Every other calendar

    date seems familiar, as if something memorable or significant happened on that date, even though I usually can't remember what it was. 2) The cashier at the movies gives me a senior citizen discount, even though I'm not a senior citizen. 3) I'm forced to continuously look at...
    FrozenGuy FrozenGuy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Yep

    And that's all I have to say about that. Wait.....I have a young spirit though. That's it.
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 9 Responses May 20, 2012

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    I've never felt my age

    and believe it or not I still think the same thoughts since I was 4.I also love the 60s era and especially the 20s era when the Flappers were born to revolutionize ♡
    Ale246 Ale246 16-17, F Apr 26

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    Most of the people I prefer to associate with

    are older, in their thirties and forties, or older. I enjoy the conversation better, about things that matter, managing money, relationships, politics, spiritual things or moving forward with our lives. I understand not everyone my age is like this, but it feels so true. It's...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    I'm an old soul because I have my grandfathers

    soul but he had some problems wich I'm working on and fixing for someone I don't know what she thinks of me anymore but I'm not giving up and making a change I don't care how long it takes to be with you I'm waiting and I won't stop caring ever 05/26/14 god I miss you
    PabloBoyyyy PabloBoyyyy 16-17, M Jun 6

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    The Lonely Path Of Enlightenment

    My Grandma used to tell me all the time, 'You have an old soul." I had a vague sense of what she meant, but not enough to grasp the significance of her words. Now, I have a deeper understanding of the phrase, and this is how my "old soul" has manifested itself during this life...
    Breezeann Breezeann 36-40, F 25 Responses Jul 8, 2010

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    Providence Is Blind, When You're Scared Inside...

    Providence - divine guidance or care - God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destiny.     Providence is blind, when you're scared inside... You will be guided in time, You will be guided... in time. When you accomplish what you have been sent here to...
    AnonymouslyWritten AnonymouslyWritten 41-45, M 9 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    I have a very old soul.

    Ever since I was a child I was never like the other children. I've never acted very much like a child growing up I always wanted to hang out with adults rather than other kids. I also love thing's which are from different time periods other than this one especially the Victorian...
    Feistywizard Feistywizard 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Old And Eclectic♥

    I don't know if its being an old soul or an eclectic sould or both. Im a 23 year old African American female. I suppose at 1st glance, I seem....the "norm" whatever that may be. But I dont like modern (2010-now) music. I know 2009 and most of the 2000s aren't old but I think a...
    Music2MySoul Music2MySoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    A Place Called Stop

    Do you ever think about time? About how the greater the velocity the slower time passes and the lower the velocity the faster time passes? This gets me wondering how fast I am going. At this latitude I am heading East with a rotational velocity of several hundred miles an hour...
    Katie6963 Katie6963 61-65, F 9 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    My parents told me that right

    after I was born, I opened my eyes and looked at them in such a way that they can only describe as piercing straight into the depths of their soul. I'm only 19 years old and believe myself to be an old soul although I don't particularly enjoy the classification, but it works...
    lmg2474 lmg2474 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I literally just had a bit of a vision.

    It was of a snowy white owl flying through my mental traffic, right into a void of darkness, in which it was glowing as it confidently flew through the vacuum of darkness. You already know how I'm about to go do some symbolism research. :)
    ArchSeven327 ArchSeven327 18-21, M Mar 18

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    Old Soul Faq!

    This story is meant for questions about old souls, so, if you ask some questions i answer them here as well as i can. I'm not all-knowing, certainly not, but i know enough. How there can be old and young souls? Well... everybody knows that human population on the earth is...
    AwakingDreamer AwakingDreamer 22-25, M 18 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Or so I've been told.

    I've always thought of myself as a kid at heart. O.O
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 21

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    I am definitely an old soul.

    But feeling we were born in the wrong time period doesn't say it all about us old souls. Yes ....we always are bucking trends and often run against the wind. But more importantly we aren't phonies, we old souls are always seeking truth. We never sacrifice are souls to be well...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Naptime

    While walking on the beach I encounterd a man who had a god he wanted to share with me. His god, in all of space and all of time had only one child. The child of this fellows god was a healer and a teacher. He told me that my curiosity about what the child taught was misguided...
    Katie6963 Katie6963 61-65, F 7 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    My Story

    Where do i begin, where does it all begin. I could choose to start at this mortals life birth or i could go to a time where i was no more then dust of the cosmos and formed a though. I was and have always been me. I find myself uncovering more of that everyday but...
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Old Souls

    First of all, if you really want to learn more about old souls, go to michaelteachings.com. I have always sensed I was different from others and I hope to find other old souls who I can relate to. Here are some traits and information about old souls if...
    Scorpiogirl112 Scorpiogirl112 19-21, F 84 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    It's been relatively recently

    that a friend of mine has labeled me an old soul, but as long as I can remember, I've had a curious mind. I had a friend once who called it a seeking mind - the ability to be open to other ideas and spiritualities. My favorite summary of the old soul is the constant search for...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    An old soul... Yeah, I've been called an old

    soul since I can remember. As a California native, my parents thought it odd that their first born daughter had a thick New York accent (during my elementary school years). I was even told that I scared my mother several times w/ the conversations we would have. She said I...
    MrsOMS MrsOMS 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Drained, Fatigued, And Detached

    It only seems to get worse. Never really better but at times you cope and learn to get by. Detachment and strong feelings of apathy run rampant in my mind. Many things feel so unnatural, contrived, and pointless. Societal roles and the constant shape shifting leaves me feeling...
    Moonjava Moonjava 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I was 15 years old when I first began following

    the old ways. My parents were southern progressives, which wasn't uncommon in Georgia at the time, and they supported progress and change. They were... forward thinking, as they might have liked to have been thought of. I however... wasn't. Growing up in the family I did I very...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Feeling different somehow

    I'm hoping to find people like me, people that can understand how I feel and live. I'd love to hear from anybody that feels the same way I do about anything :) Often I'll catch myself thinking of the people around me (even my parents and people much older than me) as one would...
    Muirin Muirin 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Well, I don't know if I'm an old soul.

    But it seems like I'm a different kind of person than other people. I have had psychosis twice in my life and also seem pretty depressed. I'm not really excited about life. I've been to therapy for a veeery long time, but for some reason this "I've had a bad childhood...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    One Of The Most Flattering Compliments I Have Ever Received.

    I have always felt (even from a very young age) that I was an old soul, or lived a rough past life, and was somehow in tune with the wisdom of life. Not that I knew all things wisdom, that often is associated with age and experience, but I felt I had a real grasp of what wisdom...
    BebeKitten BebeKitten 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Know One When I See One

    In their art, music, mathematics...in the myriad ways old souls manifest in our lives, the shock of recognition always astounds me. I've been cogitating about old souls, and came up with a common denominator: autonomy of thought. We're kinda feral.
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    I've always felt older

    than I am. I sometimes find myself feeling nostalgic for eras I wasn't alive for
    Runningagainstthewind Runningagainstthewind 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I always felt I was born in the wrong decade.

    I would loved to have lived in the 40s when America was a special country. A country united and full of patriotism. The culture, the movies and the people were special then , indeed a very unselfish generation who made sacrifices that made my life possible today. And oh what...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response May 11

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    The Twin Flame

    oftern people get mixed up with the soulmate and the twin flame. the soulmate is a soul whom we have had many past lives with who we meet up with to learn for spiritual growth. the twin soul is the other half of our soul you may not have had many lives with your twin soul on...
    trishkhb trishkhb 41-45, F 21 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    I'm a kid at heart. I like to be goofy/silly

    and sometimes mischievous. I'm random and have a good sense of humour. I like taking walks and exercising. I'm a free spirit. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs and I'm not into parties. I'm old fashioned. I prefer the country life. I want to live in a cottage, or on a farm or...
    4EverBlissful 4EverBlissful 26-30, F Jun 21

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    My family always told me I was an old soul

    and now I know why. I never related to people my age. Mentally I feel way older than I am now. I prefer older things than modern things.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 52 mins ago

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