Growing up I loved watching old films, watching musicals, ballets, operas, listening to old Jazz and Classical music, reading English literature, talking about history, thinking about deep things, going out for long walks and staring at nature. I would describe myself as a little strange, quirky, deep, quiet and silly at the same time. I talked to a new friend recently and she mentioned that I reminded her of an old soul. Ever since I can remember, I never liked the feeling of having to try fit in. When everyone wanted to be drinking and partying, I didn’t feel like joining in. Even if it meant I was left out a lot or spent a lot of time alone.
Being an old soul sometimes means you have been through certain things that required you to mature, be responsible and be independent at a young age. It means that sometimes you’re in your own world or feel as if you’re from another era. You might enjoy old art, books and films. You might be a little peculiar, strange or feel different to those your age. I can relate to what it means to be an old soul. There is a crave for deep connections and avoiding what is trending. You might have a calm demeanour and value the company of positive, kindhearted and honest people.
One of the reasons I really disliked high school and my first time at university, were due to the feeling of being different and not fitting into the typical uni students experience. In terms of Social Media, I don’t use Facebook for socialising and have never really gripped the meaning of why people need to share certain things to hundreds of people. You might have a smaller group of friends, you don’t conform to what is popular, you’re satisfied in spending time alone, you look to learn and gain wisdom, don’t understand why people use their phones when socialising, you have strong core values, your friends may be older than you, and perhaps you might be an analytical person. The truth that is important to remember is that maturity is not defined by an age.