Posts Tagged ‘nostalgia’
I was watching TV a couple nights ago and came across an episode of “Salute Your Shorts”. For those of you who don’t know this show used to be on Nickelodeon back in the early 1990s. Watching the show and looking at little things such as how the characters were dressed and their hairstyles took me back to that time. When I was a kid and everything seemed much simpler then and not just because I wasn’t concerned with issues such as paying bills and health insurance.
It was a time before the Internet became ubiquitous, before everyone had a cell phone, before there were these devices called iPods where you could store tens of thousands of songs. Every now and then, especially since graduating college, I find myself missing these days. Even hearing a song from the late ’80s or ’90s will send me into a nostalgic mode. I recently read an article on CNN describing this wave of nostalgia going around that’s hitting people in their mid to late 20s. I don’t know what it is. Perhaps it’s just a strong fondness for days where there no worries. Where we got 3 months vacation every year. Where you got to spend Mon-Fri with your friends.
I think nostalgia is fun and very interesting because every generation has their idea of what those simple days used to be. I enjoy hearing my parents talk about the 1970s and my grandparents talk of times before that. With everything moving so fast today it’s nice to chill and reflect sometimes.
Do you ever get nostalgic? What are some memories from your childhood or teenage years?