20 things you’ll understand if you’re wise beyond your years

Do you feel you can’t relate to people your age and don’t fit in?

You’ve been told that you possess a strong spirit, a higher maturity level, and have the wisdom of someone with an old soul – but you don’t seem quite to get it yet.

Since there are things that only old souls understand, here are points to confirm that you’re wise beyond your years.

20 things that happen when you’re wise beyond your years







Since you can see into things that others normally wouldn’t, could you be an old soul waiting to discover your innermost truth?

Here are unique signs you’re holding wisdom beyond your years

1) You don’t get wrapped in the latest trends

While the rest of the world obsesses over the latest hype whether it’s fashion, fads, or tech stuff, you’re not. You see the latest craze as a waste of time and money.

You don’t see the fuss of being a tech follower or a style chaser just to fit it. You don’t even give a damn whether you’re an early adopter or a latecomer.

Even if your partner gave you a Kindle or an iPad, you still prefer the real thing – books, pen and papers, and your computer. You can’t seem to figure out the need to buy the latest smartphone when what you got is working perfectly. And you’re okay with that.

This means that you have an old soul in the modern world.

2) You don’t care about material things

The only material things that matter to old souls are those that help them understand their inner and outer world.

Temporary gratification of possessions doesn’t impress you at all.

Material things don’t drive your life.  You see those things as empty and surface-level that aren’t worth your time and money.

Your life is driven by memories, books, spirituality, and creative energy.

You’re more inclined to appreciate simple things in life – and find contentment in things that give your life fulfillment and meaning.  And you believe that a clutter-free home leads to a clutter-free mind.

You don’t need a lot of things as you prefer the concept of minimalism. After all, what’s the point in having wealth, status, or fame when they can be taken away easily?

3) You value meaningful connections

This is one defining trait of old souls.

They value the essence of deeper friendships and long-lasting relationships. They crave substance and depth in all their conversations.

For you, it’s all about quality – for you give yourself totally to those you have deep connections with. You don’t waste time on surface-level relationships, half-hearted connections, and fly-by-night hook-ups.

You value the connections you have as one of the most important things in your life.

The deep friendship and lasting relationships you have are real – and they make your life worth living.

4) You’re not preoccupied with looks and appearances

Even if first impressions are powerful, you’ve learned not to be charmed by them. You’re more than aware that there’s more to good looks, money, or power.

You don’t get caught up when someone shares their properties, good looks, or almost-perfect life on social media.

Instead, you prefer getting to know someone by their character, personality, and morals underneath the flashiness. More than anything else,  you value their genuineness.

You’re aware of the darker matter and the truth that makes up someone’s life.

5) You feel slightly different from other people your age

From an early age, you’re already wise beyond your years.

You’re more mature, understanding, and emphatic than your peers. Perhaps, you’ve once felt frustrated when you can’t relate to them.  Growing up, you often wish that others will be on the same page as you.

You probably didn’t hang out with them as your interests and perspectives are different.

The modern world seems bane for you. Thus, you prefer the solace that nature brings – somewhere in the middle of a forest, lake, or mountain.

But since you’re wiser now, you embrace that being an old soul is a gift. You know that you’re experiencing life on a special and different level.

6) People turn to you for advice and comfort

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When people in your life are going through a difficult time, they’ll often run to you.

Old souls are great listeners and enjoy helping others – and they become valuable advisors and counselors.

Your family members, friends, colleagues, and even just someone you just met are drawn to you with knowledge and empathy. They see you as a confidante that they can trust.

It’s because you listen, look deeper into things, and take conversations seriously. You never judge, but instead, you make them feel that it’s normal to feel that way.

Old souls understand that in this broken and disconnected world, they are needed more than ever.

7) You often engage in deep thought

Old souls are super reflective and deep thinkers. They spend a lot of time understanding their past, getting to know their present, and working on their future.

You can deeply introspect on all aspects of your life.

Most old souls even practice a form of “shadow work.”

If you tend to constantly reflect on how to create inner harmony and how you could do better, then it’s true – you’re wise beyond your years.

8) You tend to keep to yourself

Do you enjoy being alone? If you prefer spending time alone, either reading, drawing, writing, or enjoying your cup of tea, you may be an old soul.

You also find hanging out in clubs and walking in a big city a bit draining.

Being an introvert is a strong sign of being an old soul. While extroverts recharge by being around people, you do it by being alone or with your partner.

People wiser beyond their years find contentment simply in being themselves. You tend to keep to yourself as it feels more authentic and peaceful.

9) You’re very observant

Old souls are curious observers more than anything and often live a life behind the scenes. They get a sense of high find spotting patterns and connecting the dots, which others rarely do.

You find it pleasing to observe and watch life happen rather than actively participate in the world around you.

You can almost feel that you’ve been created to see the world around you and bask in its beauty. You even notice and appreciate every smallest detail there is.

Since your skills are at ninja-level. And this is one reason why you always keep an eye on your friends and loved ones.

10) You spend time and effort making a difference

Old souls see the bigger picture rather than small details. They don’t get lost in the superficial things in life nor waste time on trivial details.

They look at life from a different perspective and strive to spend their time in meaningful ways.

In short, they don’t just drift along by the flow of day-to-day life. Instead, they focus on making improvements when they can.

You have the desire to create an impact and make this world a much better place.

11) The past fascinates you

This sign is the most obvious one – and I know you can relate to this the most.

You feel drawn to the past – from old movies, music, and older people to historical moments, places, or items.

History fascinates you. You can relate to what happened in the previous centuries and feel a special connection to the past life.

Somehow, you’re inclined to live your present life that way – where everything is simpler and where human connection isn’t ruled by technology.

This is also one reason why you have a big heart for the elderly. You feel closer to them and you cherish every knowledge they’ve shared with you.

12) It takes a lot to surprise you

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You’re already accustomed to some things that people your age are experiencing.

For instance, while they find themselves lost without knowing what to do, you know how to react and deal with a similar situation.

You’re not even affected when you see someone behaving shockingly or some outrageous event suddenly unfolds. You’re less likely to be triggered by certain things.

You’re less surprised because you’ve already expected or prepared for those things. And probably it’s because you really are a lot wiser than your age.

13) You impress people with your perceptions and thoughts

Do you often receive compliments, especially from other people about your wisdom?

Then, it’s clear that you behave on a higher level than most people your age.

Older people who have seen the way you adapt and deal with situations are impressed by you.

You may not be aware of this but when older adults see your intelligent outlook and attitude, then it’s clear that you’re wise beyond your years.

Your spirit’s wisdom is written over your body. Some would even freak out by the amazing prophetic powers you possess.

With the way you think, adapt, and deal with life, your way is more mature than people your age.

14) You tend to overthink everything

You’re wise beyond your age when you’re not always satisfied with what’s on the surface.

This is a drawback as old souls tend to be focused on the existential.  They over-analyze things, most of the time, it’s way too deep. They feel that every decision they make is important.

Being overly contemplative can be very painful and challenging that sometimes, they experience social anxiety. And if you need help with this, there are ways to stop overthinking.

Even ordering in a restaurant can be a painstaking experience. Looking at the menu and choosing the best dish may overwhelm them – and they would struggle to make a decision.

15) You question anything and everything

Do you constantly question opinions that most people tend to follow and what others blindly accept?

And you don’t always trust superficial news and what you read on the Internet.

Chances are, you are more mature than people your age. Likely, you constantly feel the pull to learn new things.

This has practically become your life mantra. You enjoy the journey of getting answers every time you ask:

  • What if?
  • What about?
  • What happened?
  • What are they?
  • Why do they?
  • Why is it?
  • How can I?

You always want to know more and have that deep desire to know the truth.

16) You enjoy the company of people older than you

Do you prefer making friends and connecting with older folks than people your age or younger than you?

You value the pearls of wisdom that the older folks have.

You gravitate on their intellect, laugh at their ancient antics, feel their war stories, and reminisce with their hearts.

You feel more comfortable with them as their energy matches your old soul’s internal energy.

Even just lounging on patio chairs and exchanging old-fashioned stories with them is enjoyable.

See, only those wise beyond their years appreciate this.

17) You’re fascinated by all things vintage

If you find yourself drawn and getting euphoric over old books, old furniture, old architecture, and anything old, then you’re a true old soul.

Some old souls also appreciate old cultures and bygone eras.

People might see you as cold or eccentric since you’re more inclined by the world of the past than modern innovations.

You find a sense of nostalgia in classic stuff and feel that those things should be valued and respected.

You even get confused why today’s generation favors viral social media sensations rather than the words of Greek philosophers (which speaks more to you).

You can’t explain it but it’s where you feel a sense of belonging, peace, and tranquility.  You even feel like you’re an old soul stuck in the modern era – which is true.

18) Introspection is your way of life

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Some people don’t spend any time on self-reflection, but an old soul knows the importance of this.

They spend so much time soul-searching.

Like old souls, perhaps you’re also digging deep inside yourself for meaningful answers. You find personality tests and self-development books interesting as you learn more about your true nature.

You seek answers to life’s most defining questions. You ask things like:

  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • What is my purpose?
  • What’s the meaning of life?

You reflect on your feelings, past events, and conversations you’ve had. And you always strive to grow as a person, in all areas of your life.

And you’re completely right on that.

19) It’s hard for you to socialize

Most of the time, being an old soul is difficult, and they have harder lives.

You don’t just go out for the sake of going out. You’re more into deep experiences than shallow ones.

Going out just because it seems pointless. You give importance to everything you do and value where you’re spending your time. You make sure to experience and learn something from that.

You’d rather spend time alone or hang out with one or two friends at home than spend a night out in a club.

When you hang out with people you make sure that they are the ones who can handle intellectual conversations.

You even find most social media posts and updates irrelevant. You’re exhausted from keeping up with those senseless arguments, complaints, selfies, and viral rubbish.

20) You feel deeply and spiritually connected to everything

Do you seek to understand more about life and what makes the universe tick?

Old souls have a sense of connection with nature, the people in their lives, and to everyone. They believe people are spiritual beings living a human experience.

They don’t hide their connection with God, spirit, Mother Nature, the Universe, and other souls.

They are also encouraged by the fact that there is something bigger than themselves and the world.

Old souls are also tapped with their spiritual side and are comfortable acknowledging that.

You might even be a spiritual warrior.

Even if you’re not religious, you are interested in all things spiritual – yoga, healing, tarot cards, crystals, etc.

Like most old souls, you may also go through the quest for spiritual awakening, seeking enlightenment, and self-realization.

Discover and embrace your old soul

If you agree with most of those signs above, then congratulations – it’s a sign that you’re an old soul in a modern world.

And you probably wouldn’t have clicked on this article if there wasn’t a vibrational match to who you are.

This just means that you are things you understand as you’re wise beyond your years.

So, embrace your uniqueness and the unusual gifts that separate you from others.

The path that old souls travel is certainly a special one – and you have that one.

The truth is, life can take on a whole new meaning for people who are wise beyond their years.

Being wise beyond your age is a blessing. It allows you to live a deeply rich life and achieve the kind of fulfillment you’re longing for.

Live your old soul’s purpose

Your purpose can be complex and harder to understand.

There’s a chance that you leftover goals and purposes from previous lives. So it’s important to listen to your intuition. Take time to hear and understand that inner voice.

But once you recognize that you’re an old soul, you can become even more in touch with yourself and your life’s purpose.

By taking heart, you’ll get to live a life that is richer and more satisfying than those your age.

With your distinct and mature approach to everything in life, you’ll surely find joy and meaning.

You are old and wise in heart, mind, and soul. If you continue your journey, you’ll help to illuminate the path of those around you.

You have it in you.

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Czaroma Roman

Czaroma is a content strategist and copywriter with a purposeful mindset. She finds fulfillment in crafting content for entrepreneurs and life coaches. In a place of love and growth, she's raising a tribe of three with her husband - and writes to inspire people to create impactful relationships. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Instagram. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/czaroma LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/czaroma-roman-39a55117/

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