“Looking back from 2005 to now, I won’t get the same experience that my parents had and that kind of makes me sad.”
Longing for something that doesn’t exist
Bob’s family owns the oldest blacksmith shop in Australia.
At 84, Bob and his twin brother Dave might be Australia’s oldest blacksmiths. Like Marianna, they long for a past that no longer exists.
“There’s even research showing that it can help cope with pain and with physical pain like that.”
If you only live in the past, it can be depressing
Marianna prefers writing letters and longs for the days when she remembers friends’ addresses and phone numbers.
But it isn’t all rose-coloured glasses. Professor Alex Haslam is a psychologist specialising in identity. He says nostalgia is “a multifaceted phenomenon.”
Looking back to look forward
“It’s a part of someone that you can have, and it’s so personal to them.”
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