Days of Remembering... Why Are They good For You?
The Good Old Days Are Good for You!
Ever Felt Like You Were "Hung Out" to Dry?
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect! ~Owens Lee Pomeroy
Nostalgia: a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time
Reading Nellieanna's hubs creates a warm, fuzzy glow. It reminds me of Norman Rockwell's painting of Americana. The "Good Old Days." Does a sound send you back in time, a smell? If your "remembering" creates a desire for the past, you know what I mean... a "yearning."
Several observations have confirmed the role of sound (a melody, a sound, a voice) in homesickness, either as a pathogentic agent that increases the pain of absence, or as a therapeutic factor that can instantly bring about remembrance. Generally, nostalgia serves an important function. It makes you feel good, strengthens relationships, makes your self-esteem increase; it makes your psychological profile better.
Soldiers especially experience a longing, the nostalgic missing of what was... Generally people associate nostalgia with words like: warm, old times, and childhood. Most of us give ourselves a staring role in nostalgic flashbacks. These glances often focus on relationships. When describing events nostalgic memories and feel tremendous joy and relief.
Nostalgic feelings are generally triggered by an external, or internal event. People tend to become nostalgic when they feel low-spirited or lonely. Perhaps to look back with satisfaction is living twice! Nostalgia fosters a sense of well-being, but like armor shielding the mind from dark thoughts, protects against psychological onslaughts in the future. Nostalgic memories are detailed and vivid, in particular because of the tendency to nurture them than other memories. It is soothing to the "soul."
Nostalgia can help people recover from sadness and isolation, but their golden memories can inoculate against future bad moods.
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