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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenity View Post
    I think the "old souls" are the ones who have experienced more emotional pain and disappointment all throughout their lives than their peers could ever imagine. During experiences of pain and suffering, you're required to examine and discover what's inside the deepest depths of yourself, and become stronger just to survive. In turn, it increases your passion for life and makes you appreciate everything, big or small, so much more.
    This definitely makes sense to me. That combined with the NF's tendency to self-examine and search for meaning and identity anyway.. no wonder so many identify with this thread.


    “When we don’t turn away from pain, we open our hearts and are more able to connect to the best part of ourselves and others–because every human being knows pain. I’m not sure what enlightenment is, but I’m sure it has something to do with turning pain into love.”
    Very insightful quote, too.

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    I was speaking from my own personal experiences, rather than something I had externally observed of people since I haven't done much of that in my life. So I don't think it applies solely to NFs, but I do see your point there.


    Although, I'm fascinated that so many who've posted are ENFPs, and enneagram 4s, but it could also be the fact that the thread was aimed at them

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenity View Post
    I was speaking from my own personal experiences, rather than something I had externally observed of people since I haven't done much of that in my life. So I don't think it applies solely to NFs, but I do see your point there.


    Although, I'm fascinated that so many who've posted are ENFPs, and enneagram 4s, but it could also be the fact that the thread was aimed at them

    I should of titled it different . Thank you for speaking on your experiences. It's much appreciated .
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    Quote Originally Posted by IEE623 View Post
    An old soul concealed in the youthful body.
    True dat. Funny. When I was younger, I felt like an old soul. Now that I'm older (with age), I feel younger, at heart.. (can't reverse the biological part). My youngness has its own limits, due to responsibilities. I know when to let my guard down.

    Soleil, no worries. I understood the original question. Cool thread!

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    I have a distinct memory of feeling "old" when I was 5 years old.

    But I can't connect with the ennui in this description.

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    I don't like to think of myself as an old soul.
    I think it defeats and contradicts the definition of Old Soul to consider yourself one.

    The beginning of wisdom is to admit that you know nothing.

    I'll always be on adventures, learning new things, building wisdom, until the very day I die.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    I've been told by several people, many of whom would say theya re psychic, that I am an old soul. Usually it goes something like this "Yes, you are an old soul. A very old soul"

    I read in a book once about old souls supposedly being more slothful and not-externally -focused and less-involved in the world. I could maybe see the last tow of those, but I don't feel like the first one applies to me. Though again, I do do a lot of yoga and such, focusing on things like acquiring more chi and having a more powerful presence. I don't like that phrasing of "powerful presence", so let me go with this description, it'd be more like if most people have a 100 volt system, and your building a 10,000 volt system. People notice that difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    Um, yeah, I guess you can say I am an "old soul".

    Older people have frequently called me out on this since I was a kid. :/

    I can go on a freakishly long tangent right now on how and why this most likely is.

    But that is something, interestingly enough, I don't feel too comfortable sharing, at this particular moment.
    Well fuck, now I'm curious

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    I'm not sure if this has been answered because I skipped over alot of the thread. Where does this old soul stuff come from? Who writes it and why?

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    see first page.

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