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    For me its smells. Music and even photographs really have never "done it" for me as for as nostaliga goes. Granted I'm only 20 but sometimes I'll take a whiff of something and it will transplant me right back to where I was (there is certain perfume that does this without fail, I've never looked up the name, not knowing is more fun)

    That leads me to this segway. At 20 I already feel like so much has happend, which don't get me wrong, I like. Adventures are exciting but its strange to think I still have (God willing) 60 more years of life yet and I haven't even plunged into allot of adult terroritory yet. And already life has been very interesting and at times very stressfull.

    I guess this why allot of old people don't fear death. When I was a kid death scared me to death. Give me 60 more years of this and I'll be ready to take holliday

    How am I supposed to remember everything?

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    Movies and places for me.

    For movies, it's more of a barometer for how old I am than anything else. For example, there are high school sophomores out there right now that were born after Toy Story - a bastion of my childhood - came out. I was a sophomore when I joined the .Org, which wasn't too long ago. Gah. Also, Fellowship of the Ring came out ten years ago this December. Ten years!!!

    Places is more about a personal nostalgia. I'll go somewhere and equate it with something I did in the past, and then memories of that entire event will come back to me. Things I've done and where I've been, all that. More often than not it makes me sad because I've lost contact with a lot of those people over the years. While they fade away, their echoes will always remain.
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    As for feeling old, nothing does it better than seeing your kids (or your friend's kids) doing things that you felt like you just did yesterday...then you realize that was 20 years ago.

    As for remembering...coming back to the ORG has triggered a whole pile of nostalgia. Songs are a big one for me, photographs - of course, and to some degree places - though places change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    For me its smells.
    Same here. Sounds as well, although not really music.

    When I am near my grans old house, sometimes I get a whiff of the sea air and it takes me back to when I used to stay there after school. Hearing the seaguls has the same effect.

    I get really nostalgic about primary school...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    For me its smells. Music and even photographs really have never "done it" for me as for as nostaliga goes. Granted I'm only 20 but sometimes I'll take a whiff of something and it will transplant me right back to where I was (there is certain perfume that does this without fail, I've never looked up the name, not knowing is more fun)

    That leads me to this segway. At 20 I already feel like so much has happend, which don't get me wrong, I like. Adventures are exciting but its strange to think I still have (God willing) 60 more years of life yet and I haven't even plunged into allot of adult terroritory yet. And already life has been very interesting and at times very stressfull.

    I guess this why allot of old people don't fear death. When I was a kid death scared me to death. Give me 60 more years of this and I'll be ready to take holliday

    How am I supposed to remember everything?

    It's times like these I wish Kurki was still here, he always put these kinds of things in perspective
    i feel the same way. i am only 18 but i feel like ive lived so much in that time. ive lived so many different places seen so many things its always a pleasant surprise when the world surprises me again.

    there are always certain triggers that i feel give me memories. like that new book smell of the paper or certain sounds and tastes

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    I've been being nostalgic for as long as I can remember. When I was in Primary 2 (about 6 years old), I used to look back to the glory days of Primary 1, when life was so much simpler...
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    For me it's the craic at match day ever since I can remember my dad brought me to GAA matches all over the place.
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    This.



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    I heard something the other day....

    There are children leaving school (16 in the UK) who weren't even born when Toy Story was released.... that made me feel old

    That and every time I realise (not a z surely ?!) its not 200 and something its 201 something... the date in years that is...
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    Stuff like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Bill Nye the Science Guy - TV shows that were pillars of my youth that today's kids hardly know of.

    Definitely Toy Story as well. High school kids who weren't even born when it came out?! Madness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit View Post
    Stuff like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Bill Nye the Science Guy - TV shows that were pillars of my youth that today's kids hardly know of.

    Definitely Toy Story as well. High school kids who weren't even born when it came out?! Madness!

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    Sounds a lot like my childhood and I remember this one time being distracted from my homework by Bill Nye talking about erosion.

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    For me it's when 20 somethings get all weepy and nostalgic.

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    Music. My college days were right at the heart of the "hippie" movement here in the US. Music, drugs, loose sex.....

    Certain tunes can take me right back to an exact time and an exact event.

    Getting old is as much a frame of mind as it is physical failings. My father is 92 and he still goes to the local YMCA to exercise...I only hope I might live that long, let alone be that active..................
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    Playing with my sister's kids reminds me of my innocent days.
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    One of my Facebook friends posted that The Matrix is 12 years old. Then another one posted that he saw a Delorean w/ antique license plates. Made me feel old. Also, whenever I see commercials for minivans that use songs that were cool when I was growing up. That makes me feel ancient. And I'm not even that old. :P

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    Getting old is as much a frame of mind as it is physical failings. My father is 92 and he still goes to the local YMCA to exercise...I only hope I might live that long, let alone be that active..................
    I hope this is true for me too. I ran a 5K recently and there was a 78 year old man who finished in the top half of the runners. I hope that's me some day! My parents have been mostly sedentary for a long time and I see how it's impacting them now. I feel like staying physically active so important, especially as we get older.
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