Gotta agree with you again. I think it’s the frankness, the lack of filters. My Grandma Kate called it like she saw it my whole life and I was like her. Nobody ever had to wonder where they stood with me and I’ve burned so many bridges in my life when I found someone who committed some grievous wrong. Jobs too. I’ve never been afraid to call out shitty behavior at work, which has made it difficult to get other jobs.
I like how you connected this to actual old people. I always thought of “old souls” in a reincarnation sense, but your explanation makes far more sense.