Old Soul – A spiritual person who is wise beyond their years; people of strong emotional stability. Basically, someone who has more understanding of the world around them. ~ Urban Dictionary
There are people out there who are experiencing the gap between physical age and the emotional evolvement known as ‘old souls’. Upon hearing this phrase, people often experience a negative connotation picturing a gray-haired grandma, but what they fail to realize is the fact there are also young bodies that carry old souls in them.
Why are they so different from ‘ordinary’ people? There is only one explanation for this…different life experiences. Sometimes, life can play like that with us. It gives us more curve balls that to our friends and we grow up into a more serious person than them. We look at everything from a more mature point of view.
We don’t engage in relationships that are not taking us anywhere. We see ourselves as human beings who value this life to the point where we don’t engage if we’re not looking for something that’s not serious. This is why we’re often perceived as loners. Let me tell you a secret: being a loner, is not a bad thing at all.
We’re looking for forever. This is because we understand the damage of toxic relationships and we choose not to waste our time on shallow friendships or shallow people. This often comes as a consequence of the experiences in our lives. It’s what we’ve been taught while growing up.
Not many people see their purpose and there are a lot of lost wanderers in this Universe. The catch with us, the old souls, is that we genuinely understand who we are and where we want to go in life. This has been since our young age. When everybody else wanted to be princesses or singers, we wanted to be writers, doctors, astronauts, etc. We dreamed big.
Maybe this is one of the reasons why people put a lot of trust in us. They trust us with responsibilities and, believe it or not, we like responsibilities. It’s what we’re best at. We’ve been Dr. Drew, or a shoulder to cry on, for so long that we could help others just by virtue of our experience—no degree needed.
Old souls tend to see the bigger picture in everything. We observe things in life from a bird’s-eye view and we often search for the most meaningful way to approach life.
You won’t be loved for what you have but for who you are because that’s just the way we roll. Materialism means nothing to us. We always seek the deeper bond in people and we’re restless until we get it.
You might freak out at first and search for someone to ‘have more fun with’, but that’s where you’re mistaken the most. All the people you ‘have fun with’ won’t stick around. And you’re merely having fun. You’re just doing a bunch of random things that might make somebody laugh, but often might not.
The real treasure lies within the old souls and do you know why? Old souls are keepers. We stay when the times get rough. We are the ones who’ll be there forever because forever is what we’re aiming for. We’re a safe haven for people, a shoulder to cry on, the people whom you trust. That’s why old souls are so worth your time.