When is it "too much" nostalgia?

Nostalgia’s been widely regarded as a good thing, but when does it go too far? When does it become unhealthy for us to stick ourselves to the same ideas, the same properties, solely because we associate good things with them and they make us feel safe? It is necessary for us to be challenged, but how can we do that if we’re constantly being given the same thing because that’s what we like and what we’re used to? With all these reboots, when is enough enough?

  • Interesting topic. Do you have any examples of nostalgia done right versus nostalgia done poorly? – JakeV 7 years ago
  • Nostalgia and reboots can be considered separate entities. – m-cubed 7 years ago
  • Too much is when the story hinges on it. It should be sprinkled throughout the story, and could conceivably work without the nostalgia. – AGMacdonald 7 years ago
  • Already saw a page on face book called Clinton Obama, but running the wives in 2020. maybe American politics should be like a shriners convention, no wives allowed, try and find someone or something new instead of making George Lucas as Gore would say, Your Dante found. – Antonius865 7 years ago

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