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As we get older, we spend more time looking backward. We reflect on all those happy days in our past, reminiscing about days of warmth, laughter, security, and love.
Our memory is a funny old thing. It is not some photographic record, but rather it selects, exaggerates, and warps everythin...
While love, fear, or anger might move and evoke great passion, nostalgia lies in a much subtler place.
The older we get, the more we realize that life is made of episodes and stages. There are facets of ourselves that are more or less constant, but who we are today can feel strangely remote from our childhood. We look at our past like some oddly familiar story to reread.
Hence, there is a di...
The reason nostalgia is so peculiar is that it’s really hard to say if it’s good or bad. The reminiscence of past happiness feels nice, but the longing and sense of absence it leaves can be deeply upsetting. What’s interesting, though, is a recent study has shown that nostalgia can also make
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Usually own past experiences provide more confidence and ideas for future undertakings.
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