"old soul"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 21:09:41 UTC 2012

I've always heard "old soul" as a kid who's emotionally and
intellectually encumbered beyond his years. A "young soul" might be a
particularly sprightly, energetic and intellectual sharp old coot.


On 9/26/2012 12:00 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> CNN says that some kid "is what's called an 'old soul.' At a young age he
> was very advanced."  He won prizes and things.
> Since I can feel my brain wattage dimming with the passing years, I must be
> turning into a "young soul."
> JL

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