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    I've been drowning in nostalgic throwbacks for the past few weeks. I'm not one to usually embrace getting your mind stuck in the past, but at the same time I can't deny that life did feel much simpler when I was a child.
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    I was bullied as a kid, yet sometimes I still find myself being nostalgic, for reasons I don't quite comprehend. I think Johnathan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer explained how I feel really well:
    "I'm serious, I really miss it. Time goes by, and everything just drops away. All the cruelty, all the pain, all the humiliation... it all washes away. I miss my friends, I miss my enemies, I miss the people I talked to every day and the people who didn't know I existed. I miss them all. I want to talk to them, you know? I want to find out how they're doing, I want to know what's going on in their lives."
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    Personal thread. I get nostalgic of the good times and want to forget the bad times. My early childhood was great and I wish I could bring back some of that positive energy, but my adolescence was a giant fumble that I'd rather forget. I think it's good to be nostalgic so that one can learn from their mistakes more completely.
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    well facebook's timeline profile can definitely make you feel that way. I recently switched and man do i miss my college days. A lot of good times were had, great friends met, and personal growth achieved. I wouldn't mind going back and reliving it, but i prefer looking forward than dwelling on the past that could make me stuck.

    As far as high school is concerned? Darkdetective, your quote pretty much hit the nail on the head. My high school years weren't necessarily traumatic, but i've definitely had better times in my life. Yet i harbor no ill feelings towards those experiences (no matter how cringe inducing some are). I actually miss my teenage years despite the regrets i've collected, and the thing i love about Facebook is that it's allowed me to connect with friends from those days and catch up with them, see how they're doing after those years, many of whom have moved on to become better people.

    The best thing about remembering high school years though, is that they remind me of how well i'm doing now. Sure i had great times back then, but it's also when i hit my lowest lows. So when i'm down in the dumps these days, i just tell myself i've pushed through tougher circumstances, and it works most of the time.
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    I am very, very nostalgic.
    My childhood was....eh, it wasn't the best, but it was good enough. I can't say much about my teenage years since I'm only 14, but so far they've been pretty average as well.

    Anyway, my nostalgia...

    It all started the first time I moved from the southern part of San Jose, CA, to the central part.
    Sure, my friends and relatives were only a 15 minute drive away, but I was really close with all the people in my old neighborhood.

    My nostalgia actually managed to INCREASE. Why?
    Because my parents decided to move to a small town 40 miles away. Away from pretty much everything I've ever known.

    This resulted in some deep bouts of depression on my part.
    Facebook has helped some, but it's saddening when some of your friends don't remember you anymore.

    But, despite all this, I still have some hopes for the future, but it sure is taking a long time for those hopes to get fulfilled.
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    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow...memo from George O'Hare,

    Memo from GEORGE O'HARE ...thoughts about living in the past
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    YESTERDAY , TODAY... TOMORROW
    There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders. Its aches and pains. YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY. We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said... YESTERDAY is gone.

    The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with its possible adversaries, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control. TOMORROW's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW for it is as yet unborn. This leaves us only one day... TODAY. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities...YESTERDAY and TOMORROW that we break down. It is not the experience of TODAY that drives people made -- it is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY and the dread of what TOMORROW will bring.
    LET US THEREFORE LIVE BUT ONE DAY AT A TIME, ONE HOUR AT A TIME, ONE SECOND AT A TIME.
    WHEN is the most important moment in our life? WHEN?... The answer is NOW, since we can touch it, see it, drink it, love it... Too many of us go around all of our life saying... "Remember the good old days!"... FORGET THE GOOD OLD DAYS... Every time we "LIVE YESTERDAY" we "AVOID TODAY" and when we "AVOID TODAY" we "RUIN TOMORROW." In fact... "LIVE EVERY DAY AS IF IT'S OUR LAST AND SOMEDAY WE WILL BE RIGHT!"
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    I am a very nostalgic person. But not so much to my 'childhood'. Unless you count my teen years as my childhood, which I suppose many do. I just associate 'childhood' with like 12 and before for some reason. I am very nostalgic toward back when I was 15 - 18.

    Nostalgia can be a neat thing, but this nostalgia is incredibly painful and makes me depressed every time it comes up. For you see, when I was about to turn 19 my life started to flip upside down.

    I wish I could just forget the past in that sense. In the past I practically lived a completely different life from the one I have today. One that I did not understand how good I really had it, to make matters worse.

    So nostalgia toward that time of my life - especially 17 and 18 - can really bring my mood down. It could probably drive me insane, actually. I still haven't completely accepted that life is gone, even though it very much is.

    I do have nostalgia for things before my later teen years, though, and for some reason they aren't as painful.
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    Just hoping to keep this thread alive .

    I do get nostalgic at times, because I had a good childhood I must admit, I always like to remember the days when my responsibilities weren't so piled up. Even by just watching older tv shows/movies, I start to remember fondly on the stuff I grew up on. That said, even though the memories are great, I try not to dwell in the past (a mistake many, many people make) simply because time keeps on moving, and the more you are stuck in the past, the harder it is to enjoy the present, honestly....

    On the other hand, there were parts of my past that I would prefer to lock in a safe and dump in a volcano: my high school years, freshmen year in particular. But I won't go into detail here, as much as I'd like to forget my life that year, the past makes up who you are basically, so it's hard for me to completely leave it behind no matter how good or bad the past was. It seems all I can do is keep the past in the very back of my mind, and use it as a reference to not make the same mistakes I have done freshmen year. So far...it seems to have been working just smoothly.
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    I miss being a kid

    I seldom watch TV, but I enjoy watching CN when my nephews are here at home. They always go for CN or Disney. I love Courage the Cowardly dog, they usually watch Tom and Jerry. It was like a cartoon marathon all day everyday when they are here.

    How I miss being a KID, all you do is watch all cartoons and animes.

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    There is no reason why as an adult (i assume) you can't fit cartoons and anime into your tv viewing schedules. But you still have to live an adult life.

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    So what's stopping you from watching cartoons now?
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    I still watch anime and cartoons
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    I'll dogpile on this as well; what's stopping you from enjoying animation?

    You don't have to be a kid to watch cartoons. I'm 43 years young and I'm still watching them. Never stopped, in fact.
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    That's what my nephews do sometimes, too. They tune to CN or Disney after school.

    There are cartoons out there that's for everyone, young and old. A person in his mid 20s (me) finds himself tuning to cartoons once in a while, and loves it.
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    I miss being a kid too, less responsibilities and all that. But like everyone else said, you didn't have to stop watching cartoons in the first place. Heck, about 80% of the stuff I watch these days are cartoons, and the cartoons I watch are mainly the 'general targeted' ones (Looney Tunes, Dan Vs., Bonkers as examples)...The only 'adult' cartoons I'm into nowadays are Futurama and South Park.
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    Besides elementairy and high school memories, tv shows and music. We could also mention things like cars. Remembering our first car we had when we got our driver's licence (should I mention a little sidenote then after the Charger and Challenger, Dodge revived the Dart nameplate?). Remembering also some houses or buildings who aren't there anymore. Some songs talks of melancholy of the past with good and bad memories like Sam Roberts did with the song "Detroit '67".

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    Yeah, tell me about it, you really don't appreciate being a kid until your not anymore. The good news though, is that you can still be a kid at Heart, you just have more responsibilites. But that shouldn't stop you from being able to enjoy Animated programs and other stuff you enjoyed as a kid. You just have to keep a balance, and you'll find being an adult can be just as good or even better.


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    The lack of responsibilities is the only real thing I miss about being a kid. I could play video games for weeks on end and be fine with it. Now-a-days, if I spend a few days doing nothing but playing video games, I feel awful and like I just wasted a lot of time that I could have used being productive (Writing, drawing, homework, etc).

    Really, that's it though. The best part about growing up and still loving cartoons is that I can now take myself to the movies or buy merchandise with my own money. No more asking parents "PLEASE BUY ME THIS".
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    I don't know. Right now I have my own place, my own dog, my own 60 inch HDTV with 7.1 surround sound and a fiance. And I still watch cartoons when I have time (DVR helps) whenever I want and get to buy all of my favorite cartoons on DVD or Blu ray without waiting for christmas or my birthday.

    I would say growing up can be pretty sweet.

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    Nostalgia is a delusional vice of the soul that makes one believe that their life peaked long ago. To believe that the past is better than it actually was is to think that a raw steak gets better with age.
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