|—||Raymond E. Feist, Magician|
I keep hearing people talking about their good old days - they missed it very much. I was wondering if that’s a good thing? It sounds more like they don’t think their current lives (or future) are any good, maybe feeling a little disconnected, so they have to think about their past (or re-live it) in order to feel good.
I’m not sure what to make of it… There are a lot of people doing just that, immersing and re-living the past, and neglecting the present. Some may say what’s wrong with that? If it keeps one person alive and active, I say why not? But again, there is something that is not allright, when thinking about those “good old days.” I argue that our minds may sometimes play a trick on us, so that we intensify (or mistaken) those past memories and pretend they were wonderful… whereas the true is, they were not that great after all.
I don’t know. It’s not easy to figure this one out. I know there are a lot of people (including myself) who feel deeply, so that their past actions, events, and relationships, are directly related to their current lives…