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Subject: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 08/05/19 at 2:26 am

Hi I posted this in the "Penguin corner" but didn't get any replies so I figured I'd post it back here since I think a few more people could relate.


I find I "suffer" from nostalgia quite a lot, in the sense that whenever something else occupies my time (for instance, a full time job) my nostalgia level increases.

I have a yearning, particularly for the years 2006-2010 when I was between the ages of 16-20. Ironically, when I was that age, I had a sense of nostalgia for being a child in the 90s. But that nostalgia wasn't as strong or the same type as the nostalgia I feel now for being a mid-late teenager.

Being in that age range is that perfect time where you can just "hang out", have friends, wonder around town and be part time employed whilst you study a diploma at college and at that age it's completely normal. But if you miss it, it's gone!

My teenage years were very uneventful due to being fairly shy and circumstances of living in the suburbs meant that I never really got to meet anyone "my own age" when I was a young man.

I had no friends of a female persuasion (that could possibly have developed into girlfriends), no male friends to hang out with, nothing.

I remember feeling really lonely back then, similar to now, but the difference was I had youth on my side back then and a lot of time ahead of me where I hoped things would "pick up". As it happens, they never did, but I didn't know that at the time.

I feel like I should have made more of an effort to be outgoing, especially during the brief time I was at community college, one of the few times I was in the same place as a lot of people my own age.

Needless to say, this "nostalgia" suffering is really quite inefficient and makes it tricky to really focus on the current moment. I am 30 this year and it seems the older I get, the more nostalgic I get!

This is a legitimate "problem" in a sense though, but I love being nostalgic, it's a catch 22. I feel like I want to "hang on" to the past and if I stop being nostalgic that I will loose my connection with it.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 12:40 am


Hi I posted this in the "Penguin corner" but didn't get any replies so I figured I'd post it back here since I think a few more people could relate.


You will find there is a reply to topic.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=60140.msg3832159#msg3832159

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Marzipanner on 08/07/19 at 1:19 pm

The way I see it...
You feel JOYFUL fondly remembering a simpler time, yet you feel GRIEF that it is over and that you’ll never see those days again. But ultimately, it makes you GRATEFUL for what has happened.

So I wouldn’t say I suffered from it; rather, I felt these strong feelings that were so pleasant yet unpleasant.
:)

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: LooseBolt on 08/10/19 at 7:11 am

Yes, I think this whole forum is afflicted with it.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: 2001 on 08/11/19 at 6:20 am

The thread would probably get most replies in the "More than a decade" section :P

I am sometimes nostalgic for my high school years in the late 2000s, even though it wasn't the best of times for me. However, it happens rarely enough that I don't consider it a problem.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: 80sfan on 08/16/19 at 7:02 pm

I'll always love 1983 to 1995, when it comes to pop culture, no doubt.
But I don't let those years let me become neurotic or obsessed.  :)
In some twisted way 'bad' pop culture can be beneficial in the end. It helps
us appreciate it when pop culture is good or great.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 9:23 am

There’s too much going on in everyone’s life to suffer from any nostalgia. That’s how The Highest meant for it to be.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Howard on 08/17/19 at 2:06 pm


There’s too much going on in everyone’s life to suffer from any nostalgia. That’s how The Highest meant for it to be.


I like to reminisce but I don't suffer from nostalgia.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 2:22 pm


I like to reminisce but I don't suffer from nostalgia.


Same with me. I’d like to return to 1989 or 1990, but I don’t spend every second of my day thinking about it.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 4:40 pm



I'd like to return to the early 80's.


At what point in the early 1980s did you stop liking the 80s?

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: exodus08 on 08/17/19 at 5:48 pm


Same with me. I’d like to return to 1989 or 1990, but I don’t spend every second of my day thinking about it.

I feel the same way about 1999 and 2000 but I'm think about them 24/7.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 5:53 pm


I feel the same way about 1999 and 2000 but I'm think about them 24/7.


What specifically, if you don’t mind me asking?

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: exodus08 on 08/17/19 at 6:27 pm


What specifically, if you don’t mind me asking?

My childhood mostly but also living down in California and hangout with my family and School friends.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 7:06 pm


My childhood mostly but also living down in California and hangout with my family and School friends.


Isn’t today (2019) a little like 1999 and 2000? Tommy Hilfiger in stores, the original Pokèmon on new merchandise, and “The Matrix” returning to theaters this month?

1990 is almost 30 years ago.
It’s not like “California Raisins” stuff is at Hot Topic, “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” will be playing at any Alamo Drafthouse anytime soon, or MC Hammer pants will be a thing before the year is out.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: exodus08 on 08/17/19 at 7:33 pm


Isn’t today (2019) a little like 1999 and 2000? Tommy Hilfiger in stores, the original Pokèmon on new merchandise, and “The Matrix” returning to theaters this month?

1990 is almost 30 years ago.
It’s not like “California Raisins” stuff is at Hot Topic, “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” will be playing at any Alamo Drafthouse anytime soon, or MC Hammer pants will be a thing before the year is out.

Things that were popular in 1990 will come back :)

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Retrolover on 08/17/19 at 8:35 pm


Things that were popular in 1990 will come back :)


Not a lot of them.  :-\\
“Home Alone” has gotten a huge nod in this time period, neon hip pouches are popular with women, and Bart Simpson Underachiever shirts are sold at Footaction
( :o), but’s that’s it.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Howard on 08/18/19 at 2:23 pm


At what point in the early 1980s did you stop liking the 80s?


I think you can ignore that question, I meant the late 80's.

Subject: Re: Does anyone else here actually SUFFER from nostalgia?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 4:19 am

Make the most of it for it was Nostalgia Night in Uruguay yesterday!  :)

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