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"For us, the best time is always yesterday."
-Tatyana Tolstaya


No topic means as much to us on this website as the notion of "retro". The simple premise of you reading this article proves that the term "retro" garners a high sense of authority in your life. Most of us have just carelessly wandered onto this website; a stumbling act that we have easily succumbed to much like a druggie and his first hit of ecstasy. We have fallen victim to a very basic human activity, nostalgia. In our case, we can undoubtedly consider ourselves to be straddling the fence of addiction. Regardless, like other hobbies, we have just taken it a step beyond in constantly committing a large portion of our daily lives into all things retro. There are those of us who, on a daily basis, visit the forums, write for the site, submit nostalgic media, discuss early pop culture icons, and absorb as much of the material this site has to offer as possible. There is anothing to be ashamed of from this behavior. In fact, I highly recommend that everyone on this earth should have a healthy dose of some sort of hobby. Many roam this site declaring their love of the times that were once present, and only one question has evolved from my many visitations to this site...


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In this article I'll explore the many reasons as to why nostalgia is not only important to us, but to the society as a whole. It's a fickle beast that nostalgia, and it may not be interpreted the same way from person to person. However, the thought processes that formulate nostalgic memories are all the same. I'll go into some detail as to why this is, as well. At the end of this exploration, I'll give you my thoughts on why RetroJunk is such a great tool to gauge retro's importance on society. But first, let's study the true meaning of "nostalgia".


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