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The science behind nostalgia – 6 interesting facts, including the negative ones

Feeling nostalgic: is it bad or good for our health? How does it affect one's personality? What triggers nostalgia? Read on to find out!



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24 Comments
Pat Hamill
For me, being nostalgic is not dangerous. It is a way of connecting with my past. I am very grateful to have these joyful memories, and am forever grateful for this touch of my past. I am in my eighties now, the oldest of ten children, so have a very large family. How blessed, I am. Of course, I live in the present, the past is gone, the future is unknown, but today is mine!
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Apr 14, 2020 4:54PM
Donna Garza
I had a wonderful childhood. Great parents, family. So my nostalgia is something I visit quite often. I had a discussion recently with my adult children. I told them you have plenty of fun, silly memories of me and our family, and when I’m gone I want them to remember and talk and laugh of those times. I know they will miss me, but I don’t want them to be sad when they think of me.
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May 29, 2020 4:41PM
Johnny Gio
EVERY TIME I THINK ABOUT THE PAST IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES.
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Mar 30, 2020 2:20PM
Marie Wheeler
music triggers nostalgia
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Mar 5, 2020 9:34AM
Bvr Shppy
b4 All of my Atrocious decisions as a Young teen (mayb evn a few years b4 tht..?) the World wz my Oyster 🙂 Thank You
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Feb 14, 2020 11:11PM
Mena Mitchell
Today, my elderly self was at a ski area, to see a snow ssculpture contest, and just the whole feel of the slopes, brought a tear to my eyes, that I can never feel that " free", floating, winter woods zipping by, feeling, again.
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Jan 25, 2020 2:16PM
Suzanne Jeffery
Food is my trigger. I miss the home cooked, Pennsylvania Dutch
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Dec 11, 2019 5:34PM
Germaine Ferrao Lenn
Oh I can so relate!! Roy Cunningham,
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Nov 20, 2019 4:04AM
David Zacher
Tom Paxton said “It’s ok to look back but don’t stare “ love that quote
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Nov 14, 2019 5:51PM
konrad
One of the few things that make me feel nostalgic is BEER. Years ago, beer was NOT PASTEURIZED and sopme brews were exquisite, THICK and flavoured. Nowadays, most of them are, as Mon ty Python once said, "like making love in a canoe!, that is, "f*cking close to water".
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Oct 17, 2019 2:06AM
jack patti go
I do feel nostalgic, to remember the past! There was a very short window, when I was so very happy. Thiscwas long ago in yhe 70's! I am pretty happy now! Ilove my husband, have great kids and grands! My health isn't the best, but yhankful, for my life, I hsve!
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Oct 12, 2019 10:09PM
Linda Spreng
Bean soup is my nostalgia trigger. My mom & brother used to make it, I never liked it. They had weird senses of humor. We three always pranked one another. Since they passed, I've been awakened by the aroma of bean soup. I always tell them how cure their little trick is. It feels healthy to me.
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Oct 5, 2019 4:39PM
Crzycritterlady
I rarely feel nostalgic, I live in the now,it's my nature
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Oct 1, 2019 9:02PM
jack patti go
I am very nostalgic! I finf myself weeping for things of the past!
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Sep 29, 2019 10:15AM
Jim Adams
Darlene Davidson, don’t worry about the “seems to”, because they do!
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Sep 28, 2019 8:09PM

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