What does it mean when someone tells you that your child has an old soul? Is this a negative thing? Old Soul, Alabama
Dear Old Soul:
If you can talk to your child like he/she’s an adult, you’ve probably got an old soul on your hands and again it’s not a negative thing.
She is an introvert, which sometimes can mean that they are shy and withdrawn. Her sister is an extrovert, which means she is outgoing and needed people around her to fulfill herself in this life.
Most old souls are spiritually inclined and tend to have sensitive and spiritual natures. Love and peace are their main pursuits and they seem to think a lot about everything.
Children with old souls finds their outlook on life vastly different and more matured than those around him. As a result, the old soul lives their life internally, walking their own solitary path, while the rest around them flock to follow another.
Rarely do old souls get lost in the superficial details of useless materialistic things. Wealth, status, fame, and the latest version of iPhone, bore old souls.
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.