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A 47-year-old member asked:

is nostalgia good or bad for one's mental health?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
It's how you use it: Nostalgia can inform beneficially, or it can just make you "live in the past". Using what you value from the past to guide your design & construction of a good life now is good. Being bitter, angry, critical, etc of the way things are now is probably bad. I have a strong feeling that you already knew this, right? Learn from the past, protect the future and live in the present in ways that do both.
Dr. Steven Anderson
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Great answer
Jun 15, 2013

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