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Old Soul

Posted by ESC on April 23, 2001

In Reply to: Old Soul posted by mikken on April 22, 2001

: What is an "old soul"? The context in which I hear it indicates that it means "simpleton".
: I thought that if someone has an old soul, they are wise beyond their years. Obviously,
: a conflict here.

I think it has to do with the religious belief of reincarnation. A person "comes back" and gains new understanding with each lifetime. So an old soul would be one that has experienced many lives and appears wise beyond his or her years. The person may be young but this "ain't his first time at the rodeo."