3 thoughts on “Nostalgia As A Drug

  • September 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Great article! I recently got involved with one of those “You know you’re from ________ if…” hometown pages on facebook, and it was a lot of fun, at first! Then I realized that most of us were wishing for and/or remembering things that never were. I ran away from home at 17, so it couldn’t have been all that great “back in the day.” I had to remind myself of that several times, or would have been sucked into a completely unrealistic and unending flashback of not “what was,” but “what we thought it was.”

  • September 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    “Back in the good old days” is a bad joke to me. Chasing down a feeling is like a dog chasing it’s tale. Here and now are where we are. Good moments are happening right now. Yeah, there might have been times when things seemed “perfect”. But, trying to recreate thoses moments is like grasping at bubbles. If you are searching for the perfect time in your life it might be happening right now.

  • March 27, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve never really been able to put it into words, but I’ve really been battling with nostalgia. Sometimes it’s so much and for a prolonged period of time (days where i’m listening to nostalgic music, watching old shows and just thinking about the ‘what ifs’). It can most definitely be seen as a drug. It takes you in in the most unsuspicious ways, one innocent thought leads to another and I’m reliving a particular day all the way back to middle school and next thing I know i’ve imagined my life up to the point where I am now, only to realize that it didn’t go like that at all and i’m currently in a completely different situation! Would I trade it all to go back? Hell no, but i feel gutted saying that. Tricky one! this nostaliga..


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