What feelings do you associate with nostalgia? Is nostalgia positive or negative? These are some of the questions Maria and Anna ask this week in their discussion about nostalgia and all its complexities. They begin by sharing their experiences with nostalgia, then explore some recent research which argues that nostalgia is actually good for us. They discuss how we can use nostalgia to our own advantage and in order to make meaning out of our lives, and how, ultimately, utilizing nostalgia is just all about PMA.
Mentioned in this episode:
This New York Times article: “What is Nostalgia Good For? Quite a Bit, Research Shows”
This week's quote:
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." - Anatole France