Today’s inconvenience is tomorrow’s nostalgia

Do you ever feel like life is too fast, that it is full of inconveniences? Maybe you find the amount of e-mail a stress, or you are on too many Zoom meetings, perhaps having to queue in shops for groceries takes forever, or driving home in traffic is annoying?

Whatever the inconvenience you can be sure that your grandchildren or great grandchildren will love hearing those stories! The inconveniences today which you curse will one day be forgotten and you will recollect with fondness and talk of how it was a simpler time. Innovation and the passing of time brings with it new inconveniences which will have you looking back to the good old days.

See nostalgia for what it really is and accept you will probably feel nostalgic one day anyway but hopefully you will see it for what is, a rose tinted view of the past compared to an all too often unfair harsher view of the present. Can you think of a sadder sentence than this: “hey, do you remember the other shopping mall that used to be here?”

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

Marcel Proust

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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