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^ What she said.
It does seem like there are people who have "been around the block" a few more times than others. They respond and view the world differently in spite of the typical external influences. But it seems to me just another way to elevate people or ourselves. What purpose does it serve to consider oneself, or others, in that way? Other than to satiate the ego into always wanting to think it is wiser or better than others, just by taking a bit of the edge out by considering that superiority to be the "soul" rather than the more base levels of our human being-ness?
I can see it now. FB arguments that end in "Sigh. You are just SUCH a young soul. I can't even with you right now."
To me the term "lady" always came across as stuffy and giving in to societal expectations to behave a certain way appropriate of a "good woman" but not men. That comes from growing up and always being told by grandparents that "little ladies should always cross their legs. Little ladies carry their books against their chest, not at their side likes boys. Little ladies don't put their hands in their sleeves even if they are cold." etc etc. And yes, that meant ladies don't swear, always have proper manners, etc. To me, it was a bunch of BS. If that's what a lady is, I want nothing of it, lol.
It's -45F windchill here this morning. There is suffering without following thought, Your eyes and nostrils freeze shut whether you think about it or not.
LOL i can shorten mine so it fits better!
What annoys me most: Other people's attachments to their way of doing things to the point they correct anyone and everyone's ways of doing things.
What annoys me about me: My attachment to my way of doing things.