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Old 08-09-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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I know with aging comes a little looking back over ones life. However, when is enough...enough?

Every day there is a thread harkening back to "when you were a kid," or "growing up, did you," etc.

Maybe it's me, but I don't have the nostalgia gene. Anyone else who doesn't feel the need to constantly re-examine ones entire life?
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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I wouldn't say I am anti-nostalgia. But I am, among other things, a History major so I have a natural bias towards looking back in general. But... I do not feel the need to constantly re-examine my life. I knew exactly what I was doing at the time and why I did it. Otherwise, I would have done something else. What's to examine?
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I know with aging comes a little looking back over ones life. However, when is enough...enough?

Every day there is a thread harkening back to "when you were a kid," or "growing up, did you," etc.

Maybe it's me, but I don't have the nostalgia gene. Anyone else who doesn't feel the need to constantly re-examine ones entire life?
Yeah, me. I remember things, but I don't stay too long in the past. There is less time ahead now, and I'd rather just go forward. There are a lot of parts of my life that were difficult, and while I don't deny their existence, I prefer to leave them in the rear view mirror.

Even parts that weren't difficult but that are then and this is now. I like "now" better than any time "then".
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I am not big on nostalgia. Might discuss how it was versus how it is, but I do not dwell on nor desire how it was.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm another one. I really have no interest in what other people's favorite toys were or what gifts they received as children, or stories their grandmothers told them. I think about my own life sometimes but don't need to know about someone else's favorite things in childhood.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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I am also not one to look back. other than stories of life back then or great grands to my grandchildren so they will know their lineage (i think that is a bit different from the do you remember posts).

other than that, no
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:21 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I like remembering who I used to be and the stories that go along with it. Sometimes something will trigger a memory or some of the threads here will. It’s all good, like reading a book at the beach: nothing too taxing and a nice way to escape once in a while.

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Old 08-09-2019, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We reminisce experiences that we have had in our travels in the US and abroad. Usually the things that were fun.

It is pleasant when putting in "chair time".

Perhaps being in our mid 80s has something to do with it.
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:47 PM
 
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Not interested here, so don't take part in these threads. Simple.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Maybe it's me, but I don't have the nostalgia gene. Anyone else who doesn't feel the need to constantly re-examine ones entire life?
Neither do I. This is why I don't participate in these nostalgic threads.

Maybe someday when I run out of things to do I may sit down and wax nostalgic. That day may never come because I prefer living the moment and planning for the future to remembering things in the past.
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