On most of these boards, we often refer to nostalgia when talking about the cartoons/hobbies of our youth. But that's just one part of nostalgia. The other part involves memories and experiences of the past as a whole, usually of the positive kind. Of course, not everyone has had positive experiences in the past. There are some who would just as soon forget the past, whether it be that they were bullied, had bad teachers, had few friends, etc,. I have mixed feelings about the past. In some ways, some of my best experiences were with the friends I had as a kid. I had an average childhood--some good experiences, some bad--but generally when I think back on it, I can remember more good than bad. I can also remember experiences I took for granted back then that I appreciate more now. As an adult, I've briefly talked to or met up with some old childhood friends. Sometimes we met by chance, sometimes through the web. But for me, I often find that we've changed so much, we can't go back to those days. More often than not, the people we've grown up to be have little in common with each other, unlike when we were children. It's times like these that remind me how important it is to keep moving forward. Good old memories are important to treasure, but at some point you have to move on. I think more than a few of us are guilty of glorifying the friendships we had in the past. I know I did at times, and probably still do. I know there are many people in the world who reconnect with old friends and renew their relationships with them, but for me, I've often find that we're just at totally different points of our life now, with different lifestyles. How about you guys? Are you the type to just keep moving forward, and forget the past? Or do you get nostalgic? Have you tried reconnecting with old chums? How'd it go for you?