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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!



What are you most nostalgic about? Do you believe nostalgia can be dangerous?

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25 Comments
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
Roy Cunningham
Nostalgia - miss Glasgow we moved in 95 we go home for holidays but I miss my home town. I lived with my Gran until I was 5 she always had pears soap in the bathroom we still use it to bring back happy memories. The aroma of the Glasgow underground too but came across the same aroma in the Marble Arch caves in Fermanagh what a fix that was ! Also miss flat sausage/ square sliced & Scotch pies. Iced gingerbread to name just a few.
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Oct 17, 2019 5:53PM
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
Jim Adams
IRT #4 Yes, the past doesn’t exist anything and the world is changing but evil sins against mankind will always be evil sins against mankind.
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Sep 28, 2019 8:06PM
patricia hyer
This article put my thoughts into perspective for me and I am going to think on my nostalgia It has definitely taken me on some rides over the last few years. Thank you for the enlightenment.
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Sep 28, 2019 6:08PM
Darlene Davidson
#4 and #6 seem to contradict each other.
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Sep 28, 2019 5:58PM
Robert L Hutchison
My sight and hearing were always better than my smell, at least during the times I had allergies which plugged my sinuses!
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Sep 28, 2019 4:26PM
jenifer woolf
Gardenias for me
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Sep 28, 2019 4:16PM
enrique
It can be good .if you think to much about a bad thing from your past it can be bad since you can't change it
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Sep 28, 2019 2:02PM
Trixie Pettman-South
THE RED ROSE , THE PERFUME FILLED THE ROOM WHEN MY HUSBAND HAD PASSED AWAY AND I WAS SITTING WAITING FOR THE FUNERAL PEOPLE TO ARRIVE, IT WAS AMAZING. 1 RED ROSE MY GIRLFRIEND HAD BROUGHT HIM TWO DAYS EARLIER.
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Sep 28, 2019 1:29PM

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