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I Am An Old Soul

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    What does it mean to be an old soul?

    Well, I don't know what it means to many of you, but to me it means something fairly simple, that I have lived many lives. Perhaps that concept is not simple. But in the context of being an "old soul" the definition is quite plain. I have chosen not to recount any of my...
    AngelofForgottenLore AngelofForgottenLore 18-21, F Oct 25, 2015

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    I feel as though I am someone older trapped in

    a younger body. I feel like I am extremely wise and have stories to tell from my life, but frankly I am not that old and I don't have any wise advice or stories! I feel like I have them- but I can't /access/ them! It makes me so frustrated because I feel like I am not truly...
    BushyxTail BushyxTail 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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    I dream of other lives I have lived

    and have déjàvu so much its scary...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

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    As a child (kindergarten-9) I would stare in

    the mirror wondering if we all saw the same. I would stare into my hazel eyes, blond hair and observe myself thinking if my eyes gave me a vision of myself that others maybe saw differently? Later asking my mom to explain to me how I look. Then I would think why my sister...
    mandala033 mandala033 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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 56-60, M 4 Responses Apr 13, 2014

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    I used to always consider myself to be "very

    very old," as a soul, which is true...then I realized it brought a lot of ego creation in me, now feeling superior to others who are younger souls, and slowly began realizing how that ended up separating me from almost all people and caused me suffering. I then had to work to...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I try to change the way I speak

    and write but it doesn't work. Someway somehow my spirit become old or wise. Not sure if its knowledge based or just purity of my being.
    mamaafrica000 mamaafrica000 41-45, F Oct 26, 2015

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    Here's the thing..if you feel you are an old

    soul then you most likely are. The common feelings and characteristics of old souls are feeling different, withdrawn, detached, emotionally and physically tired, not caring for material wealth or latest designers and feeling of apathy and desire to "go home". I am familiar with...
    Elalala Elalala 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I remembered a memory It was during the Nazi

    era...I remember living in a very large estate...and we hid a young Jewish girl underground... the soldiers did not know this... Forced my husband to house the soldiers for a week before they head off to next destination... I remember having to sneak by to feed her...she was so...
    Chloesawakening Chloesawakening 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I always felt older and wiser

    than my friends when I was growing up. I only learned recently that people with my personality type, INFJ, are often called Old Souls. It's because their thoughts are deeper, and they like pondering the big questions of the human experience. When I read it, it was like "oh...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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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    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 26-30, M 3 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I was talking to my therapist last week

    and mentioned I get uncomfortable around kids. Especially when they come up and talk to me. Naturally she said to me, "why do you think that is?" I hadn't really given it thought until she asked, but I realized kids make me uncomfortable because I don't remember being one. Not...
    Fealda Fealda 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 25, 2015

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    When I was five, I started my quest to discover

    what's beyond the edge of the universe.
    TheGreanBean TheGreanBean 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2015

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    Well, I was actually told

    that by a woman who did my astrology birth chart! I don't usually care for this things.. I prefer to live my life the best way I can.. but my mother and sister asked that woman to do it and so she did! The creepy thing is that she never met me.. but she got every single thing...
    zezitch zezitch 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    We stand out from the rest.

    We have really fit in. We find a lot of mainstream conversation boring. A question things people thought were unchangeable. We see the larger picture in life and always searching for me. My question is, how do we find a life partner? Our likelihood of finding someone with the...
    rooster93 rooster93 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    1414, you would come to think

    that one would always love you. Where one loves you one will always remain. Not in this case, not when another woman takes away that love. I lost his attention, for that he lost mine. For months we slowly drifted away from each other. Nights where we would have fun and enjoy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    Billypuffnstuff Billypuffnstuff 46-50, M Nov 27, 2015

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    This is a perfect definition

    for me. An old soul. Someone who does not like this modern world out all. Someone who dislikes this world where everything can be bought and sold, where materialism reigns, where we are sold (and we buy) the "freedom" of being individuals without roots or solid beliefs, where...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    2095. Technology has caught up with me,

    no longer can I live this life. I must die. I ran for the large forest area back in 2073 after searching so long for Ana. I can no longer live a life like this, I must die. 2132, i am beginning to realize my past, who I am. Clues set all over the world like messages, but they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 12, 2014

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    In fact positively Ancient.

    .. 'Your soul has been hanging around the earth since the near beginning of time. Whether because of a passion to breathe and be part of the living, or because of some hard past making you not able to move. Whatever it is, you have some unfinished business. You're wise and...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    I connect well with people of all ages

    but feel most comfortable around people who are twice or three times my age. I'm very observational and when I do socialize people are always asking me why I'm so quiet. I'm almost 26 years old but I really feel like I've already lived 100 years. I'm attracted to wisdom and...
    Cassyellis Cassyellis 26-30, F 4 Responses May 30, 2015

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    Anyone ever feel like you don't belong in this

    lifetime? Like you've already experienced things multiple times and you feel above your age group, and you can't relate to people your age.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    I've been through a lot.

    If I wrote an autobiography, I doubt I'd believe it. I suppose I've never felt the same as (how I perceive) other people my age.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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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 8 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Wise beyond years many have told me.

    .. but despite that i do not know everything. Some people mistake me for thinking i know everything or am always right... That is most certainly not true! Let me say that again so you don't miss it: I do not know everything, am not always right, and am learning myself. Sometimes...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    I'm an old soul trapped into young body.

    I find a lot of things my generation does stupid. I prefer to talk to older people rather than individuals my age. And I always liked older, educated men. I don't know if this has something to do with it but I'm a good judge of character too. I can always sense when someone is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    I prefer 70's - 80's music.

    I would love to find a man with morals(do they still make those?) I enjoy coffee in a place full of books. Antique stores are my little piece of heaven. I want to travel as much as I can. I adore leather bags. Meeting unique people make my heart beat a little faster. LOVE...
    MissAndrea87 MissAndrea87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2015

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    It may sound strange

    but I get flashes of a palace in Rome one of my past lives was a Roman emperor but thes flashes are blurry and hard for me to interpret
    Poisonmyst Poisonmyst 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    I have spent the past few centuries living all

    over the world. Covering my tracks, and the thrill of adventure never gets old. 809 years on earth and still I have not found peace. Though adventure is adventure, the pain still haunts me. People come and go, lives fade away like smoke or breath on a mirror. I keep a journal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    babyboy2887 babyboy2887 26-30, M Nov 28, 2015

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    Just had a dandelion

    and burdock..wow that was a blast from the past. Now all I can think about is getting my hands on some roller boots, wham bars and space invader crisps.
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    "Some people are just old souls

    and need to be accepted as such. If you are one of the people that gets called crazy for thinking you can feel people’s energy, or a hermit for needing to have time alone, or a ‘weirdo’ for believing in alternative things, the best thing you can do is continue to be true...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    May 1874, You'd think

    that I was prepared for another one of his troublesome ways but after witnessing what he'd done to those innocent people.... I think it was time for a new adventure. For the past 20years I have walked amongst these people moving from place to place trying to fit in. I met this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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 16 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Ive always felt older

    than I am. It's just something I was born feeling.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30, 2015

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    They called me old fashion,

    I couldn't understand the 21st century. Now I know what it is, too mature and deep for the aloof, too old to understand these "new" trends, I'm an old soul OuO
    iVoice iVoice 16-17, F Dec 2, 2015

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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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    Ever since I was little I always felt slightly

    out of place with the rest of the kids. I was considered the mature, serious type. As I get older (I am currently 18), I feel older and older. I feel more comfortable around people who are older than me. When I am with my friends I feel disconnected from them.. I really can't...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 17, 2015

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    September 2001, date unknown I witness another

    tragic event in the United States again. Always something with this country. I have seen enough with this land for the past 300 years or so. I sense a pattern with these events. I could see why these people assume it's their government. I moved to the state of Washington for the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 25, 2015

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    I have a hard time relating to the majority of

    people my own age. (I'm in my 20s). My best friend is the only person my age I feel I can really connect with and I think she may have an old soul too. but the majority of my friends at at least 5 to 10 years older than me.
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    You may not have guessed with all the wise-owl

    stuff i post, but i am indeed only 18. I am proud of what i learned from life already! ^u^ (and i love antiques, too!)
    hopelesslyalone7654321 hopelesslyalone7654321 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2015

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    thechubbyhiker thechubbyhiker 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 26, 2015

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