Recently, a comment on social media caught my attention.
What’s the point of Nostalgia? Why do you want to relive something which happened so long ago? Why are you gloryifing mediocre examples of music? Acquire finer tastes and move on.
I did find this rather interesting. Nostalgia sure has an effect on people. “Ah. I remember dancing to this song!”, but what’s the point? We cherish the moment. We take a moment relive the experience. We do things with the exact intention of reliving it in the future, by taking pictures.
That’s the point of nostalgia. If we forget to enjoy the little things, if we stop ourselves from enjoying a tiny moment of happiness, or sorrow, we stop feeling. Emotions make us who we are. We’re human. Enjoy the little things, along with the significant ones. It’s the combination which makes our lives beautiful.