How to Turn Nostalgia into a Strength

It’s Not Just for Narcissists and Old Cranks

“Nostalgia,” Doug Larson described, “is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.” And as Proust said, “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were,” our nostalgic memories tend to paint the past in a much more optimistic light than reality.