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Are you an old soul?
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I'm hip! I get downs with the hippidy hop, and the doo doo rags, and swagalicious ways!

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Nah, I'm definitely from my generation. Things like interests and tastes don't define someone's maturity. The way you wrote it sounds like others have put that thought in your head.

People our age only think they're more mature than others because they're surrounded by people in the middle of maturing, or people who are too bitter to care how they behave.

The only way for me to feel as if I was a person from a different time, is for me to look at a picture of someone who has already passed, and think I've met him/her or that I've had a history with them. Something cheesy like that.

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The way you wrote it sounds like others have put that thought in your head.


"The way I write" has no negative bearing on my intentions. There was no implied egotism or superiority, furthermore, no. no one has " put it in my head". I'm not that impressionable, in fact quite the opposite. I'm not moved by the tides and times.


harouharuta People our age only think they're more mature than others because they're surrounded by people in the middle of maturing, or people who are too bitter to care how they behave.


These are all assumptions that I want to make some sort of meritless distinction, and the comment ' "too bitter to care how they behave" suggests what? That by not following the times I'm insensitive? Delusional? A traitor to my generation? LOL! This is what I meant in the other thread about us deciding who has control over our minds! As long as there is a breath in my body, I'll control my own destiny!


harouharutaThe only way for me to feel as if I was a person from a different time, is for me to look at a picture of someone who has already passed, and think I've met him/her or that I've had a history with them. Something cheesy like that.


Actually, this is what I really was getting at, NOT some lecture on nonconformity. I don't, however think it's cheesy. "Metaphysical" concepts like these clash with determinism. These responses do NOT surprise me; the japanese have a saying, "The nail that sticks out gets hammered down." It will continue thus whenever a topic such as this presents itself.

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People have told me this. I've always thought very critically and seriously about things since I was a kid... and I love cats and playing bingo xD But I have the sense of humor of a 10 year old so I'm just all-around in a way.
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moonlightserenity wrote:


harutoharuta

The way you wrote it sounds like others have put that thought in your head.


"The way I write" has no negative bearing on my intentions. There was no implied egotism or superiority, furthermore, no. no one has " put it in my head". I'm not that impressionable, in fact quite the opposite. I'm not moved by the tides and times.


harouharuta People our age only think they're more mature than others because they're surrounded by people in the middle of maturing, or people who are too bitter to care how they behave.


These are all assumptions that I want to make some sort of meritless distinction, and the comment ' "too bitter to care how they behave" suggests what? That by not following the times I'm insensitive? Delusional? A traitor to my generation? LOL! This is what I meant in the other thread about us deciding who has control over our minds! As long as there is a breath in my body, I'll control my own destiny!


harouharutaThe only way for me to feel as if I was a person from a different time, is for me to look at a picture of someone who has already passed, and think I've met him/her or that I've had a history with them. Something cheesy like that.


Actually, this is what I really was getting at, NOT some lecture on nonconformity. I don't, however think it's cheesy. "Metaphysical" concepts like these clash with biocentrism. These responses do NOT surprise me; the japanese have a saying, "The nail that sticks out gets hammered down." It will continue thus whenever a topic such as this presents itself.



I screw the quoting thing up so I'm not gonna do it.

I said "the way you wrote it," meaning I was giving you the benefit of the doubt. I wasn't implying that was how you think of yourself. More like you wrote it that way because you question yourself and others, due to those things people constantly said about you. I wasn't trying to offend you.

It may be an assumption, but we all grow up differently. There are people such as a few adults I used to work with who gossip and act childish because they're unhappy about things. (What I meant as bitter.) There are friends that I've grown up with, who stopped using derogatory terms for people such as homosexuals, as an insult a lot earlier than my other school peers. My point is, as teenagers, you're more than likely to feel more mature than others around you. I never said you were insensitive or delusional. I'm not trying to control anybody. I would never purposely insult someone for what they believe. I apologize if I offended you. These are just things that I've come to realize as I continued to meet people.

I'm Japanese, so I'm familiar with the saying. I don't like to argue with others and I do believe I offended you by using incorrect words to get my point across, so again, I'm sorry. I'll choose my words more carefully next time.

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"older than sin and twice as ugly..."

at least that's my typical response to questions about my age or how i feel... ;p

honestly, the old soul thing is ridiculous. it gets ascribed to people who have a sense that's older than they actually are, but often is a case of mistaken or false maturity.

i disregard it.
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I think it's more important to make the best out of your life. People tend to put all kinds of labels on you. It can be dangerous to believe in those labels and if untrue you risk the danger of living a lie.

I also had a multitude of fortune tellers telling me i am the highest spirtual being, the holiest of holy etc etc. So at first i was like hell yeah, but then i start noticing, even if i was all that, i still have a grand canyon of faults in my personal self that i need to work on. I saw so many flaws inside of myself, it made the label "holy" ridiculous. Rather then thinking all high and mighty, it was better to see myself on a journey. Nowadays i consider myself more like Pinocchio who tries to learn to become a human being. Much more humble, and much more better in terms of development.
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I get told the same thing very often! But who cares! I like my books and my tea and my garden.
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uncletim wrote:

I am just old


Yup I know how that works...

I used to think I was an old soul, I got over it. I doubt I'd be posting here if I still thought I was.

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I agree.

To me, it's not really the matter of "are you an old soul" it's more of the matter of being able to be an old soul, but revert back to childish ways if you ever wanted to. If you learn to respect both old and young, you will ultimately continue to view both sides respectively as well as undoubtedly mature yourself without even knowing it. Just like saying science and the belief in God, some people think science disbelieves God, but some people actually think science, such as the theory of evolution, can go hand in hand, in other words, relatable to God as well.

in terms of souls in general, every human being has a soul, that is why each and every person is unique, and yes, your soul can go to reincarnation, but you just don't remember it. The reason being is that it will be hard for you to cope with life if you knew what your past life was. It's all about the karmic debt and whether or not you continue to evolve. (I recommend astral projection if you want to learn more about the spirit realm.)
Posted 3/1/15
I want to re-emphasize the mysticism aspects sometimes accorded to the notion of being an "old soul", not simply antiquated customs, values and traditions and the stereotype/label itself in the social identity sense, as all of this is only a part of the whole idea. In hindsight I regret not making the thread about reincarnation; it would be closer to the discussion I had hoped to achieve.
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Posted 3/1/15
i dont know how i find out if my soul is old.....
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I've also been told many times that I am an old soul. I don't think it means that I like things from previous generations, it's just who I am. I like what I like and appreciate many things. I personally take it as a complement. We are who we are and you can only be that.
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Posted 3/2/15
how do you know?
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It doesn't matter.
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Posted 3/2/15
I'm a bit archaic and I feel young.
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