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That Beautiful Feeling of reliving old memories.

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Nostalgia: powerful, poignant — and a painkiller

Nostalgia: powerful, poignant — and a painkiller

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Nostalgia

  • Nostalgia is a peculiar feeling. It is the sentimental reminiscence of happy times, and yet it leaves us feeling curiously sad.
  • Nostalgia reveals that we do not live only one life but many lives. We look back on our past selves with a poignant and disconnected sense of change.

The Pleasure And Sadness Of Being Human

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...

The Depth Of Nostalgia

While love, fear, or anger might move and evoke great passion, nostalgia lies in a much subtler place.

  • It is the heart-aching reminiscence of your parents singing you to sleep.
  • It is in the laughter of friends we once knew, but which now echoes into an empty space.
  • ...

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

To be able to enjoy your former life again is to live twice.

The Many Stages Of Life

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...

Nostalgia Is Good

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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