“Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90 … time is a concept that humans created.” – Yoko Ono
Old souls can be seen as strange people because they often hold unconventional ideals and standards of living.
Being an old soul no matter what yours age, there are some problems that only old souls experience.
You’re A Social Outcast
As with anyone who perceives the world differently from others, Old Souls can experience a great (and unending) sense of isolation. Because they fail to fit into the standards that society admires and values (careers, materialism, status and so forth), they’re commonly seen as strange, offbeat and unconventional.
I like sitting by a fireplace, reading a book, drinking a little bit of energy-spiking Ginseng tea, and going to bed by 10.
Most of my friends want me to go out clubbing with them.
This sounds awful to me. It’s a problem many younger old souls experience.
The trick is to find at least a few friends who also like doing old soul stuff.
You Often Get Mislabeled
If there’s something we all love and are good at, it’s labeling people. We fool ourselves into thinking we can “know” someone by attributing a label to them. However, humans are far too complex to be boxed into a specific and unchanging group of people. In this case, Old Souls will often be given different labels, from “beatniks” to “hippies”, “anarchists” to “new age freaks”.
Solitude can impact your chances at relationships.
Old souls have a tougher time going out and finding a date because they enjoy their solitude more so than most. We may be chatty, but like introverts, we enjoy our solitary time more so than others. That introversion impacts our social lives from time to time.
Making decisions based off of a “feeling” can seem illogical.
Intuition is a subtle, sophisticated language and old souls actively work to become in-tune with the way their body communicates with them. The gut instinct is the most simple and basic level of physical intuition that communicates through yes/no, safe/unsafe messages. We use this the most often when trying to make decisions about people and relationships, both personal and professional. Old souls rely on their gut instinct to guide them in their decision making and other people often won’t understand the logic when you tell someone you just “have a feeling” about something or someone.
You find it hard to disengage in conversation with strangers.
Something about old souls makes other people want to come up to them and talk. It’s like you’re sitting on a train or bench somewhere, a person sits down next to you, and 20 minutes later you know their entire life story. Others are drawn to speak to you but it can be difficult to turn others away or to remove yourself from the conversation because you feel some sense of duty to be a sounding board for this stranger that felt compelled to talk to you.