November 19, 2019

What is the value of nostalgia?

Ian Couper, 68

Nostalgia, gives us a sense of warmth, a historic glow, and peace of mind as it reminds each of us of our own history when life was perhaps easier, slower and more friendly. I’m sure most of us remember growing up with family and friends in what perhaps seemed to be happier times.

Our nostalgic views of these times may unintentionally be rosier than they actually were, but that doesn’t matter. It’s the feeling and memories that nostalgia provides for us and it’s all the more welcome for that.