But then, only 300 years later, we saw yet again another doubling to 1 billion souls at the beginning of the 19th century. This is about 1 ½ million souls per year in a population of more than 500 million. You would think this a good situation but remember, in the past the old souls were indeed older souls and the brand new souls may be few in percentage, but they are amongst a fast growing population of newer souls as the older of the old souls become exponentially less in number and ratio.
Just more than 100 years later we see another doubling of the population to 2 billion souls around the crash of the stock market in 1929. This is 10 million new souls per year amongst the younger souls barely older then they are. The situation is becoming quite reversed at this time and the old souls are beginning to encounter a number problem.
It was only 50 years later when we saw the number of souls double again from 1925-1975 and adds 40 million new souls per year when half the number of souls have only been around for 100 years. This is not a number problem it is a number catastrophe. We are well on our way of doubling again in the 50 years up to the year 2025.
What was once as nice even ramp up of souls to add and cultivate has turned into a battle for the old soul to keep ancient wisdom alive during this age of technology and ignorance. Today in 2016, only 1 in 10 souls have been here more than 500 years. Only 1 in 5 souls has been around since before the American Revolution. The table has turned on the old soul so much that only 1 in 28 souls has been around since the time of Christ. Finally, of those from the first half of our 12,000 years since the end of the ice age (the first 20 million living the first 6,000 years) there is only 1 for every 350 souls on this Earth today.
I do not know who the new or who the old soul is, but I do know if one subscribes to the reincarnation theory, what should not be lost on them is the monumental task of keeping the wisdom of the ancients alive in our world. It is truly a time when such knowledge can be lost to an explosive like growth of new souls without the wisdom and compassion yet to be learned. It is the burden of the old soul to be here for the new. It is the opportunity for both to have purpose and life, such is the universe.