How Old Is Your Soul?

 

 

Maturity is one of those things that our fast-paced world really lacks. Empathy, kindness, and love have become synonymous with weakness. We have might have become much more advanced than our ancestors but still, we lack in terms of maturity.

To know the reason behind it we have to do a bit of digging. Let us start off with our parents. Parents play a very significant role in how the child’s personality shapes up. I am not saying parents advise their children to be evil. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Their advice can be easily classified in good or bad, white or black. There only lies the problem. It doesn’t let the child think for themselves and make their own choices. It might happen that they take extremely wrong decisions but slowly they will learn from their mistakes. But at the cost of those mistakes, they are now a bit more adept at making decisions.

Parents are also over-protective in nature and don’t want their children to see the dark side of real life. The cost of hiding such things during their childhood is a bit harder adult life later. This is the reason why you see so many confused adults. Parents need to make them interact with the ‘not so ideal’ life.

The other reason is that we live in a capitalistic society and you would often see the one who is manipulative, evil, and ruthless getting ahead in their life much faster. You could have a look at the top billionaires and you would find that most of them have used devious methods to reach at the top. You will almost never find one who has done it while solely remaining on the good side of the spectrum.

While there are many other reasons we will discuss it in our later posts. Play the quiz and have fun.

“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.”
― Simone de Beauvoir , La Vieillesse

“The Little Boy and the Old Man

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”
Said the old man, “I do that too.”
The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”
I do that too,” laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, “I often cry.”
The old man nodded, “So do I.”
But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems
Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
I know what you mean,” said the little old man.”
― Shel Silverstein

“In one thing you have not changed, dear friend,” said Aragorn: “you still speak in riddles.”
“What? In riddles?” said Gandalf. “No! For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!”
― Robert Browning

“When you are old and grey and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep”
― W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

“People don’t love each other at our age, Marthe—they please each other, that’s all. Later on, when you’re old and impotent, you can love someone. At our age, you just think you do. That’s all it is.”
― Albert Camus, A Happy Death


“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    Do you often get deja vu?

    • Not often.
    • Frequently.
    • Wait, what? I just had it!
    • Once in a while.
  • Question of

    Do you feel a strong sense of attachment to a particular place?

    • Not really.
    • Yes, and I go whenever I can to just be there.
    • Yes, and it’s not even where I am from!
    • Just my childhood home really.
  • Question of

    Have you ever met someone and felt like you knew them already?

    • Not really.
    • Sometimes.
    • All the time!
    • Every once in a while.
  • Question of

    Do you feel like a lucky person?

    • All the time.
    • Luck is what you make of it.
    • I don’t believe in luck.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    Do you ever feel jaded?

    • I am so jaded, you wouldn’t believe it.
    • Not often.
    • Rarely.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    Were you a precocious child?

    • I don’t remember.
    • More or less.
    • I was a mixed bag.
    • I’m told I was.
  • Question of

    Do you love period dramas and historical fiction?

    • Not my thing.
    • I like the ones set in the 20th century.
    • It’s all I’m really interested in.
    • Not really, I’m more of a sci-fi fan.
  • Question of

    What style do you decorate your home?

    • I don’t bother decorating.
    • Midcentury modern.
    • Victorian.
    • Contemporary.
  • Question of

    Do you wish the modern world would just slow the heck down for a minute?

    • No, I like things fast!
    • I’ve found ways of coping with that need.
    • Yeah, but speed is what it does and there’s nothing we can do about it.
    • Only when I’m off work.
  • Question of

    Are you prone to bouts of nostalgia?

    • Yes, all the time.
    • Sometimes, if something triggers a poignant memory.
    • No, I’m happy to leave the past in the past. There’s so much past.
    • Frequently.
  • Question of

    Do you love older music?

    • No, if the instrument doesn’t need electricity to work, I don’t want to hear it.
    • Some of it.
    • Yes, going back a long way.
    • I like jazz.
  • Question of

    Did you always know what you wanted to do when you grew up?

    • No, I figured it out as an adult.
    • For the most part. I felt a strong connection.
    • Yes, it was my calling.
    • I had a feeling about the area I wanted to work in.
  • Question of

    Do you have any friends from different generations?

    • No, I don’t like the Olds.
    • A smattering.
    • Yes, quite a few.
    • A handful.
  • Question of

    What sort of building would you like to live in?

    • A brutalist skyscraper.
    • A nice country house.
    • A castle.
    • A suburban subdivision.
  • Question of

    Which old “tradition” are you happiest to see go the way of the dodo?

    • Lack of internet.
    • Women not being legally considered people.
    • Slavery.
    • Child labor.

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