现代有一个特征 就是伴随年老 你会离主流越来越遥远
There’s a stigma today that the older you get, the more popularity points you lose
We’re afraid to age because it often translates to additional responsibilities,
set routines, and monotony.
But what if getting older, or rather, being an old soul,
regardless of what age you are, is actually rewarding?
When asked what attracted him to make the film, Howl’s Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki states
“索菲娅 这个女孩 中了咒语被变作了一个老妪”
“Sophie, the girl, is given a spell and transformed into an old woman.
“It would be a lie to say that turning young again would mean living happily ever after.
“I didn’t want to say that. I didn’t want to make it seem like turning old was such a bad thing.
“The idea was that maybe she’ll have learned something by being old for a while
并且 当她真的老去 会是一个更好的奶奶”
and, when she is actually old, make a better grandma.
“总之 索菲娅越年老越有活力 可以畅所欲言”
“Anyway, as Sophie gets older, she gets more pep. She says what’s on her mind.
“She’s transformed from a shy, mousy, little girl to a blunt, honest woman.
“这不是常见的主题 尤其是让一个老年女性占据整个荧幕 这是戏剧上的冒险”
“It is not a motif you see often, and, especially with an old woman taking up the whole screen, it’s a big theatrical risk.
“But, it’s a delusion that being young means you’re happy.”
Miyazaki breaks away from the stereotype of starring young faces when he lets old Sophie be the center
because he understands the value of her journey of maturing, giving the audience an authentic message.
Being an old soul means having a sort of wisdom and outlook on life that indicates intelligence.
This type of intelligence isn’t synonymous to memorizing textbook definitions
but, rather, it can only be gained by observing what happens in the world
and understanding the intricacies of why those events occur.
表面上 灵魂成熟可能很乏味 因为他们通常不赶时髦
On the surface, an old soul might seem bland because they usually don’t take part in culturally hip activities.
but there’s always more to them than meets the eye.
Sound familiar? Here are 10 sure signs to look out for, if you think you identify as an old soul.
One: you have a deep thirst for knowledge.
You’re constantly tying together information you pick up on,
whether it’s from literature, film, or social interactions.
Instead of just skimming over various topics, you take the time to go in-depth,
and carefully investigate things you strongly connect with, developing your wisdom.
Two: you hate superficial small talk.
Forget mentioning the weather or what you had for dinner last night.
Instead, you like having meaningful conversations that stimulate your thinking.
You’re careful and selective about your word choice, because you like making every thought count.
You naturally have strong communication and verbal skills.
Sometimes others can’t keep up with your conversations, making you feel lonely.
Three: you see the big picture.
Philosophy intrigues you. You’re not afraid to question the systems and institutions of society,
and ask the wise instead of just accepting things at face value.
You’re comfortable delving in the realm of abstraction, exploring theories, and what-ifs.
You lean towards possibilities, and you’re fixed on the future.
because what’s more abstract than the idea of a moment that hasn’t happened yet?
Four: you don’t want to date.
Hook-up culture is something that is difficult for you to wrap your head around
and your prefer not to participate in it.
调情 玩游戏和欺骗他人 都不是你轻易会做的事
Shallow flirting, playing games, and stringing others along, are all languages you simply don’t speak.
You have a strong sense of self, and hold standards you refuse to lower,
because that would only mean denying a core part of who you are.
after all, there’s bound to be someone else out there who wishes to meet someone like you.
When you finally find someone who gets it, you don’t take them for granted
because it was hard for you to find them in the first place.
Five: you can see right through people.
You can detect lies and deceit miles away.
You’re good at reading peoples’ intentions, and you don’t let just anyone in,
being extra careful about who you associate yourself with.
People often find it uncanny that you’re able to figure them out right from the get-go,
making you a natural psychologist.
Six: people often go to you for advice.
They gravitate towards you because they admire your maturity.
You’re often seen as a role model
Even if you don’t have it all together, somehow you can take even the most chaotic situations
and find some sort of valuable lesson in them.
Your introspective nature is what helps you make important revelations and reflections,
leading people to respect and trust you for having clear, sound judgments.
Seven: empathy is your middle name.
Sensitive by nature, you are an emotional sponge, and can pick up how the people around you feel.
You’re always willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need,
and you’re naturally skilled at seeing from different perspectives.
你思维开放 什么都不隐瞒 而不是只会判断
Instead of being judgmental, you’re very open minded and open hearted.
Eight: you like your space.
You value your alone time, as it helps you recharge.
You find it meaningful to roam off on your own
because distance and time away from the social scene helps you connect the dots
and make sense of things that can’t be understood in a busy environment.
Nine: you have a hard time fitting in with people your age.
You often feel light years away from your peers and seek people with wiser personalities
and more life experiences to become your friends and lovers.
You always feel out of place with what is currently trending in pop culture,
which can easily cause others to categorize you as a non-conformist or an oddball.
But you’re willing to be misunderstood if it means keeping some of the genius you have tucked away.
You want to keep growing at your own, unique pace.
你会寻找那些极少数的 鼓励你展现真实 成熟自我的人
Instead of hanging out with a group of people who make you feel even more alone,
you find the special few who encourage and nurture you to be the authentic old soul you are.
第十 尽管感觉不太好 没有人能像你一样给予自己清晰的头脑
Ten: and yet, despite feeling out of place, no one gives you as much clarity as yourself.
Knowledge is power, and you cherish every ounce of knowing who you are.
Even if it’s in disagreement with your generation.
At one point, you realize that you’re not obligated to explain yourself.
You just are.
And no matter how lonely the path may seem at first glance,
you ultimately realize the way you function plays an important role in this world.
Old souls have their own special niche.
So may you always have the courage to embrace it.
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现代有一个特征 就是伴随年老 你会离主流越来越遥远