Nostalgia can be a very powerful experience. It can make happy memories seem even happier. And it can blunt traumatic times, so they don’t seem so bad.
However, what exactly is nostalgia, and where does it come from? Why do we remember the past fondly, even the things that were unpleasant?
In addition, what are the events that contribute to forming these memories? In particular, what are the things in your past that make you nostalgic?