The Nostalgia Disease

There is a horrific disease. A contagious disease

It seems to have affected all us all, its clogged up the media and is preventing people from moving forward. I’ve seen in many mainstream video games, films and TV shows.

It is not fatal. However, it stalls progress and traps people in seemingly endless loop.

What is it? You may ask? Its called Nostalgia.

Think about, I get the feeling that everything you see these days is about looking back to the past in some shape or form. The endless remakes of films, trying to recapture something from the past that can never be truly recreated ( and needless to say, pissing all over the original source material more often than not! ) Countless cover versions of songs, usually song by talentless hacks so that a cheap skate record company to make some fast $$$. Video games that are trying way too hard to be like classics from the 80s or 90s.

The whole point, it seems like we are living the past. I feel this is stalling our growth as it is beginning to reach ridiculous levels. Don’t get more wrong, I like nostalgia, I like looking back and seeing what things were like…. but only in small doses. If nostalgia were cocaine, we’d all be dead from a massive overdose!

What can we do to overcome this horrible disease? You may ask? Its fairly simple, live in the present and plan for the future. That is all that you need to do. Instead of living the past, with all the regrets associated with it, live in the now. Plan your future ( but except that things don’t always go to plan. )

Together, we can beat this horrible disease and finally be able to look forward and in the now.


Posted on January 17, 2012, in Control, Goals, Humor, Life. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “There is a horrific disease. A contagious disease” I thought you were talking about aids for a second because of that black lad in the illustration. Nice read though.

  2. Yeah, it’s also kind of odd when people my age (20 – 25) complain about the youth from today and that they are so disrespectful! 😀

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