Being An Old Soul In A Young Body

tumblr_m6vc5pEebM1r7ngoeo1_1280.jpgI still remember an old dear friend of mine calling me a nana, when I told her of my love of Classical music. We laughed, smiled and even so, at that time I wasn’t aware of the term old soul. I loved watching old films, watching musicals, ballets, operas, listening to old Jazz, reading English literature, talking about history, thinking about deep things, going out for long walks and staring at nature. I would describe myself as a little strange, quirky, deep, quiet and silly at the same time. I talked to a new friend recently and was curious to know her first impression of me. She mentioned that I reminded her of an old soul.

Ever since I can remember, I never liked the feeling of having to try fit in. When everyone wanted to be drinking and partying at my age, I wanted to stay in on a Friday night with a cup of tea. Even if it meant I was left out a lot or spent a lot of time alone. When everyone would talk a certain way at high school, I never wanted to conform to that. There was and still is a level of frustration when faced with shallow perspectives of life from people. I can’t count the amount of people that have called me innocent, but don’t know what I’ve been through in my life. It’s easy to look like you haven’t experienced many things, when you truly have.

Being an old soul sometimes means you have been through certain things that required you to mature, be responsible and be independent at a young age. It means that sometimes you’re in your own world or feel as if you’re from another era. You might enjoy old art, books and films. You might be a little peculiar, strange or feel different to those your age. I felt deeply complimented by my friend, yet I definitely feel there is so much more to learn. It really meant a lot to me, because I can relate to what it means to be an old soul. There is a crave for deep connections and avoiding what is trending. You might have a calm demeanour and value the company of positive, kindhearted and honest people.

One of the reasons I really disliked high school and my first time at university, were due to the feeling of being different and not fitting into the typical uni students experience. In terms of Social Media, I don’t use Facebook for socialising and have never really gripped the meaning of why people need to share certain things to hundreds of people. Being an old soul may be that you’ve always been keen to just start working. It means you don’t understand our generations views on love in terms of hookups. It means you lose interest in people who act significantly differently around you compared to when they’re around others.

You might have a smaller group of friends, you don’t conform to what is popular, you’re satisfied in spending time alone, enjoy listening to old music, feel frustrated when you’re not understood, you plan for the future, you look to learn and gain wisdom, enjoy the physical touch of a book, striving for personal growth, don’t understand why people use their phones when socialising, you have strong core values, your friends may be older than you, an interest in the past, be a little more curious and perhaps you might be an analytical person. The truth that is important to remember is that maturity is not defined by an age.

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7 thoughts on “Being An Old Soul In A Young Body

  1. I can relate to about half of these things, i love analyzing things… even if they aren’t meant to be, deep thoughts and conversation I treasure, social media idk why but im keen to it a typical millennial, innocent they do call me just bc i haven’t experienced certain things and im fine with it honestly…but talking on the phone is preferred more than texting, long walks are enjoyable with the right people i feel, i don’t always enjoy solitude, I do when I need to unwind but other than that its okay…i love ur post btw:)

    1. HI Nahndi, I’m glad you can relate, I’m still not very good with social media, but I mainly use it to keep in touch with those close to me. Yes, that’s just fine! Ah, I see, I guess talking on the phone is something I”m getting gradually better at! Thank you for sharing, it’s always really interesting to know others thoughts xx

  2. I could have typed that as my own… very well thought out as to what an old soul is about. I’ve been poked fun at and gotten many raised eyebrows when people discover I was never a partier in high school or college and have never socially drank. I wouldn’t change a thing about who I am. My circle of friends is incredibly small, but the few I have are my deep and meaningful connections… something not everyone can say they have. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    1. I’m glad you can relate. It’s definitely important to embrace what you love doing, rather than what the majority of people may prefer. That’s wonderful, it’s so important to have those friends you can have a deep connection with.

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