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The Big Life Questions Show

Episode 1: Is Nostalgia a Good Thing?

April 29, 2019

Especially as we get older, we tend to feel nostalgic for the past – often conveniently forgetting painful and even traumatic moments. How do we think about our history and past experiences in useful and productive ways, yet still change and grow? In what ways is nostalgia useful to sorting out our lives and moving forward, and in what ways is it counterproductive? In this debut episode of The Big Life Questions Show, cohosts Doug Schneider and Chris Nerney explore the pros and cons of nostalgia.  

1:56     Change is part of life; nostalgia can be a denial of change

4:24     Nostalgia evokes a shared history and shared connection

8:09     Do you go back to your class reunions?

8:57     Talking about the old days can be unhealthy

10:35   Still learning at 106 years old

12:43   Going back to places you used to live

14:20   Doug’s new book, Ten Marathons

15:10   Creating the space for change in your life 


Ten Marathons by Doug Schneider


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