"The old soul doesn't see the purpose of pursuing things that can be easily taken away from them. Additionally, old souls have little time and interest for the short-lived things in life, as they bring little meaning or long lasting fulfillment for them."
Here are 13 signs you may be an old soul:
1. You spend a lot of time doing things on your own.
You tend to be alone, and enjoy it. You likely have well developed social-skills, yet still choose to spend your days alone. This is not because of anxiety or depression, but rather something you are comfortable doing and seek out.
2. You are very inquisitive.
Because of this, you may find yourself spending a lot of time reading, learning, and exploring new things. You probably ask a lot of questions about the world and the things that happen in it.
3. You're not like the people your age.
You'd rather stay in on a Friday night instead of going out to that party everyone else is attending. Maybe the other college age people think you're boring, or even anti-social, but you're just doing you.
4. You're responsible and independent.
And you always have been. You're unusually stable and reliable for your age, every since you were a small child.
5. You're extremely sensitive.
You're an empath. You truly care about others and what they have to say.
6. Mainstream society seems silly to you.
You don't always understand the hype and excitement of things people your physical age are into. You don't always care, for that matter.
7. You're friends with people more than twice your age.
You relate to them better. They may even forget you're young enough to be their child.
8. You're more mature than most.
You're wise beyond your years, and it shows. You're the source of advice for your friends.
9. You value deep connections.
Quality over quantity. Surface-level relationships aren't for you.
10. You're early to bed and early to rise.
Your bedtime is 9pm, after all. If you sleep past 8am, you're sick.
11. Reading on a kindle?
Why would you do that? You'd much rather have the real thing in hand, so you can feel the pages and mark up notes in the margins.
12. You feel you were born in the wrong era.
You relate to other time periods and cultures much more than your own. You dream of what it would be like to live back then.
13. You're perfectly content the way you are.
Other's probably don't understand you, but you don't mind. You wouldn't change for the world.