What Is Nostalgia?

Nostalgia is the desire for the past, particularly for living in a past that has  an idealized form often quite far removed from the reality. To some extent,  nearly everyone indulges in nostalgia at one time or another. When times are  difficult, for example, it is comforting to remember some moment in childhood when safety and security were provided by other people and did not involve  personal responsibility.

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