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    Quote Originally Posted by Architectonic View Post
    Rather than explicitly, define what I mean by "young at heart", I merely wish to know whether you subjectively feel you are young at heart or not?

    Keeping in mind that being young at heart does not necessarily imply a lack of aquired wisdom, but merely reflects your outlook on life.
    I have my (many) moments, but in summary no.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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    I feel I'm still a child in the way I perceive the world but as some people have said before, I also feel like an ancient soul sometimes. It depends on the place and time and who's around me (if any).

    But mostly, I'm a child at heart and intend to remain so for the rest of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    I know what you mean with this "ancient soul" feeling. I had this when I had isolated myself from society at puberty and when I was living thru bad stages of my life. I dont want to say with that that the "ancint soul feeling" is a bad one, it was just for me.

    If you would define childlike with curiosity like:

    You caqn also say that people who are very curious often land in a depression at some point in their lifes because the curiosity never gets satisfied.
    I wouldn't say this, necessarily. There are an endless number of subjects, systems and types of light to be fascinated by, potentially. I think it would depend on the form of curiosity the person has and how it expresses itself - narrowly or over a wide variety of topics, for instance; if they are looking for the answer to a specific question ("Why are we here?"*) or if their passion is simply in the learning itself.

    I could relate to all this regarding curiosity and depression, how tho do you think could one place "the ancient soul" feeling in that system ? What roots and motivations does someone have who feels like that ? Obviously it cant be curiosity since he has the feeling he knows already a lot of things ? What do you think
    Perhaps being overly aware and unable to ignore what there is to be seen in the world - some of it beautiful, much of it sad - can lead to the feeling of distinct age internally. That can simply make one wish to seek out the beauty (i.e., curiosity) more than ever, because there doesn't seem to be much of a point in being depressed by reality.

    Also, the simplest pleasures - which can involve harkening back to childhood days, at times - seem to oftentimes be those most easily found and pursued. If climbing a tree still makes one happy**, I'd say go for it.

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    My heart is older and deader than Jeanne Calmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom View Post
    I wouldn't say this, necessarily. There are an endless number of subjects, systems and types of light to be fascinated by, potentially. I think it would depend on the form of curiosity the person has and how it expresses itself - narrowly or over a wide variety of topics, for instance; if they are looking for the answer to a specific question ("Why are we here?"*) or if their passion is simply in the learning itself.
    Yes it would be the perfect way to keep ones curiosity. But if you are for example curious if there is life out there in the universe or are curious how life would be as a starship captain and this would be your main and deepest longing, you could get disappointed because you'll probably never be able to find out at this time. I have the quote from a relation to musicians. They said that it is often the curiosity of artists or musicians to always find the new which eventually lead them into depressions when they have a moment in life of no inspiration. To me it is perfectly understandable because my main problem is that I am quick to be enthusiastic about a thing but quickly loose enthusiasm again. Since there arent endless things to be enthusiastic about I often have moments I just feel depressed and dont know why. Understanding the why nowadays has helped to at least identify the possible cause to my depression and it makes it easier for my environment to understand it aswell. So they dont have to relate my depression to their person for example and think its because of them. It's just because I am strongly ADHD



    Perhaps being overly aware and unable to ignore what there is to be seen in the world - some of it beautiful, much of it sad - can lead to the feeling of distinct age internally. That can simply make one wish to seek out the beauty (i.e., curiosity) more than ever, because there doesn't seem to be much of a point in being depressed by reality.

    Also, the simplest pleasures - which can involve harkening back to childhood days, at times - seem to oftentimes be those most easily found and pursued. If climbing a tree still makes one happy**, I'd say go for it.

    *Stereotypes ahoy!

    **It does.
    This is very good what you say. To me this feeling of thinking one is ancient at soul sounds totally arrogant. But I had it myself in life, mostly tho when I was unhappy. Think there lies a fundamental truth behind that and insight into the human soul.
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    Idealistic is part of my user-name, and most of my avatars are of Pokemon and little girls; I think my answer is fairly clear.

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    I'm young at heart in the sense that I have a childlike curiosity and sense of wonder about things. I sense that will stay with me throughout my whole life. I've had people surprised when I tell them my real age since they would have guessed younger. I'm young at heart in the sense that sometimes I wish I could just absolve myself of adult responsibilities and just play all day. I'm young at heart in the sense that I wish at times I could go back to the anything is possible optimism of my youth rather than face the sometimes harsh reality of the world out there. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

    On the other hand, I'm acutely aware of my own limitations and mortality. I know that the world out there can be harsh and that not everyone is trustworthy. Thus I have lost some of the innocence I had as a child. I can also see myself aging physically and mentally to some degree.
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    In some ways, yes. In other ways, probably not as young.

    Playful when I want to be (or I really shouldn't be.)
    Serious when I think I need to be (or when I don't need to be.)

    To put it simply, there is a child in me that I take care of. So ehh.... young at heart.

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    Voted no.

    I defined "Young at heart" to mean something a long the lines of "having a child's disposition". I think I grew out of that when I was around 8.

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