This is a special kind of person in the world, who finds himself alone and isolated almost since birth. His solitary existence is not a preference or an anti-social temperament. This person has an ‘old soul’ who finds his outlook on life vastly different than those around him. As a result, the old soul lives his life internally, walking his own solitary path while the rest around him flock to follow another. As a children they are branded either as ‘precocious’ or ‘introverted’ who often see the purposelessness of many things that their teachers, parents and peers say or do.
Old souls inherently understands that knowledge is power, wisdom is happiness and exploring deep is freedom. They tend to have a sensitive and spiritual ego seeking enlightenment.
The feelings that accompany being an old soul are usually a feeling of world wariness, watchful patience, mental tiredness, a detached calmness often perceived as aloof and cold. The old soul does not pursue things that can be easily taken away from them. They have little time and interest for the short-lived things with little meaning and no lasting fulfillment.
Old souls are frequently plagued with reminders of not only their own mortality but that of everything and everyone around them. This makes the old soul weary and at times withdrawn. Old souls tend to think a lot about everything. They have an ability to reflect and learn from their actions and those of others and this is the greatest teacher in their lives.