Old Souls Experience These 6 Universal Problems

Old souls are people who are just different in heart, mind and soul. These differences have led to some universal problems that each old soul can relate to.
Old Souls are special kind of persons who find themselves different, isolated, and alone since birth not because of their attitude, habits, or temperament, but rather because they are simply… old — in mind, in heart, and in soul.
In a phrase, they are different — a difference for which the world has never become accustomed to.
Hence, old souls have come to experience (almost universally) one or more of the following problems in life:
1. They Are Often Misunderstood
Old souls are often perceived as strange people because of their lack of interest in worldly possessions, their unconventional ideas, and their standards of living.
In a world where consumerism is linked directly with one’s right of self determination; where wealth, authority, power, and income are a measure of personal respect and self-esteem; and where communities, relations, and sense of belonging and purpose are created by ones ambition, old soul’s evident separation from the “real world” is uncanny.
Furthermore, in an age where everyone accepts wearing masks in society and try their best to uphold their image, the “different” set of expectations that old souls demonstrate through their character, day-to-day lives, and how they treat people, often raise red flags.
All of this creates a gulf, making it hard for them to truly communicate with others, often resulting in them being left misunderstood.
2. Their Intuitive Decisions Are Considered Illogical And Not Taken Seriously
Old souls understand the inherent power of intuition, accepting it as a language of their inner self, and hence rely on this gut instinct to make personal and professional decisions.
Their continued use often sharpens their intuition to the point that they are often found relying on intuition to make “informed” decisions.
Given that intuition was relegated as an unreasonable form of human faculty throughout the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and post-Enlightenment epochs, and that remnants of that thought still find authority in our contemporary world, many people resist accepting it.
Hence, when old souls rely on their intuition to make a decision, people often find the “logic” behind it unreasonable.
3. People Can’t Grasp Their Forgiving And Easygoing Nature
Old souls look at life philosophically, often pondering the circumstances that different people from different backgrounds, cultures, locations, and religions may have experienced; their limiting biases and beliefs and perspectives, and more.
Hence, they gain a deeper sense of empathy for people around them — allowing them to be forgiving to misconducts and misbehavior with ease.
Furthermore, old souls take life non-linearly, with good days and bad days ebbing and flowing through it.
They realize the interconnectedness of life, and hence take it one moment at a time. Their easy going nature and their ability to be forgiving towards others and towards themselves allows them to see each obstacle in life as an opportunity to learn.
In a world where failure is stigmatized as an “end of most things”, the ability of old souls to accept it so easily is nothing less than mind-boggling. It often creates a perception that they were nor serious enough about it in the first place.
4. They are Often Seen as Social Outcasts and Loners
Old Souls believe in developing and nurturing meaningful, impactful, and lasting relationships in all facets of their lives.
They strive to spend their energies building a few close relations rather than a platoon of acquaintances they hardly know.
Consequently, they loathe being pressurized to socialize more, and hence come to be seen as loners or social outcasts.
5. Old Souls Yearn for Solitude
Old Souls are always comfortable with their selves, often seeking solitude for themselves. They draw their energy from within themselves, and so self-reflection and isolation recharge them.
However, it often comes at the expense of frustrating their family and friends.
6. People Gravitate Towards Them, but They Find It Hard To Disengage
Perhaps it is their serene personalities, their heightened sensitivity and consequent (uncontrolled) empathic reactions that etch gentleness across their features, or it’s their aura, the fact of the matter is that people get drawn towards old souls.
Hence, old souls often find themselves on the listening end of people who may be complete strangers, unable to disengage from the conversation or stop themselves from being sensitive, empathic, and expressive towards the other person.
Their sense of duty often clashes with their yearning for isolation.
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22 thoughts on “Old Souls Experience These 6 Universal Problems

  • May 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Now I’m sure that I’m an old soul, but it’s frustrating when comes to the relationships, nobody can understand me and in my 3 past relationships, I was blamed for being boring! I don’t know what to do when I enjoy my life the way that you described above and my boyfriend blames me for that, all my 3 boyfriends left me alone for that reason. I don’t know if you believe in soul mate but I even lost him as well, now I’m trying to be like others but it’s really hard.

  • April 21, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I too am an old soul. It took me to my 50’s to really understand it. And I volunteered to be here. Sometimes considered too self sacrificing, I can’t explain it, but it is natural to me. At 69
    I feel I’m coming closer to my real self, or maybe I’m just comfortable with me:)

  • April 20, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I can really identify with the description of the “Old Soul'”… From the time I was a youngster I felt very comfortable around old people as they were with me. I never could relate to my peers and childhood was very difficult for me…. I had no patience with kids who bullied or teased others and preferred to spend my time alone reading, drawing and writing…. This is very interesting for sure. Perhaps I can help change the current world energy ….I spend alot of time today with my grandkids and still seek out quiet time to recharge. Thanks.

  • April 20, 2016 at 12:56 am

    well now that you can see yourself differently what are you going to do about it

  • April 19, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I am only 21 years old and now everything makes sense. Even though I personally has been through a tremendous amount of physical abuse which, can be a good starting block to abuse of emotional health too. Always thought that of all the things I’ve suffered and endured through made me who I am today. Even when I was younger going through what I did. I always been alone or at least enjoyed it; exploring the woods or the mountains, hell sometimes I bounded with animals better than people. Which reminds me I had a hard time making friends. Well not exactly, I was able to make to make friends easily but finding good friends (maybe old souls too) that I didn’t feel alone still when I was with them.

  • April 19, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Im 33 and i am a old soul as well. It seems to be a blessing and a curse at times. Seing the world from such a deeper and meaningful perspective however is one of the most fufilling and empowering things i have ever experienced. Just know that you are not alone and know that we were sent here with a higher purpose. For me I see us being the flame surrounded by darkness. I believe its a lonely existance but being that light in a dark place can also be used to guide others in need of finding a true path in life which in turn helps us learn and develope through guidance. My only advice: KEEP SHINING!!! The world could use more of us. 🙂

  • April 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing this.

  • April 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Me too, exactly! The more I read, the more I realized the article was describing me! Always feel alone and way ahead of my time.

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  • April 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Hmm old souls aren’t always helpful if you have some of these symptoms. I’m a very ancient soul. Time is a man made imaginary line when it comes to my soul, age doesn’t exsist as a measure of time. experience measures age in the realm my soul resides. And experience evolves my soul into a new age everyday when I keep my soul learning from its social inequalities and evolving them. It’s why the fool never learns enlightenment, the fool thinks he is finished due to pride and ego in perspective time. “Age”, or perception of being more helpful strictly on age, can hold back your advance into zen.

  • April 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you. In gratitude for the blessings of old souls and the blessings they bestow on others.

  • March 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I am an old soul…….I have experienced most of the above.

  • March 13, 2016 at 3:12 am

    Thankyou, I don’t feel as misunderstood now

  • March 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    im always a loner and feel i live out of time,thank you for a interesting artical

  • March 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Thank you for this affirmation of who I am and have always been. I am surrounded by those who do not understand me and so it is often difficult to be me, and I forget how fortunate I am. However, I am so blessed and my life has been so filled with miracles that I am embarrassed to mention having any problems. I am here in this amazing time so that I can be of service to those who are still asleep. And I am very thankful to be here.

  • March 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    You are so NOT alone in this dear!!!
    I am 59 and feel the same! Kep going you are on the very right track 🙂

  • February 17, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This is something I have known about myself even in infancy. Thank you for posting this

  • February 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you, you helped me remember why I am the way I am.

  • February 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    There are more souls alive today than at any other time in history. There are quite a few of us “old souls” around to assist in the changes that are coming.

  • February 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    A soul gets old by conscious participation with every atom of its DNA. Have to gather all the sparks.

  • February 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I am 69 years of age and all my life this has happened to me, and I just thought I was the one that was different.

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