Nostalgia Speech

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Today, nostalgia is defined as a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for happiness of a former place or time (nostalgia). There are very different views on nostalgia stemming back in history to the 17th century to today. For those unfortunate souls that embraced nostalgia from the 17th century to the 19th century, their nostalgia was viewed as a disease in which harsh treatment should be given; however, today’s nostalgia is embraced to its fullest through objects, music, and my favorite, through pictures and video (Beck). It is quite typical today to look around and see someone capturing a picture or filming a video of something; all of which primarily are using their mobile devices to do so. Today, technology has allowed society to capture something at a moment’s notice. If you are anything like me, my phone’s memory card fills up pretty quickly as I capture images of our son, our family outings, our home, or our less than frequent vacations. These images and videos become an important part of my life, as I want to capture these moments now to savior for a lifetime. Whereas, some people in today’s society believe that people are simply taking a picture or video of something or some place just to say they have been somewhere or done something. In my mind, there is no better way to capture the warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia than through a photograph

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