3 Struggles Only The Oldest of Souls Can Understand

It’s very cool until it’s one existential crisis after the other

Kimberly Fosu
ZORA
Published in
6 min readJul 21, 2022

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Some people are young at ninety, and others are old at nine. (Photo: Christine Engelhardt)

1. You Feel Like An Outsider

Whether you've traveled all over the world searching for a home or lived in a single place trying to make it feel like home, it is difficult to truly feel at home. You are unsure if you will ever find a place that feels like home.

You're unsure because you don’t fit in.

You don’t know where you belong. Even amongst friends and family, there’s still that alien feeling deep within you.

You feel you don’t belong here.

You feel like an outsider and are constantly keeping an eye out for other kindred spirits like you. You crave to be around those you can relate to on a soul level.

You often look at the starry skies and feel a strong affinity with it. You strongly feel as if your true home is somewhere beyond the blue. You look at the moon and feel a sense of belonging.

You yearn to go home, but you’re stuck in what feels like a strange land with no way out of here. And no one truly understands how you feel.

As an old soul, most people won't understand you. Many don't get you. You often feel a separation…

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Kimberly Fosu
ZORA
Writer for

I'm kind of obsessed with God. My new book "Who Am I?" is available on Amazon now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CW1BMHLY