In a blog post about Nostalgia Seth Godin stated:
Kodak created a billion dollar industry by giving people a tool to feed their nostalgia.
“We don’t take pictures because we want to know what we’re seeing now… we already know that. We take pictures because it makes us feel good to know that years later, when nostalgia for that moment comes around, we’ll be ready.”
So many people say they wished they’d written down even the odd place name when travelling, but felt convinced it was all so vivid, how could they ever forget?
Two years on, as the desire to recall nostalgic memories becomes more pressing, they can’t even remember the name of favourite spots that at the time were highlights. 🙁
Godin goes on to say as an ‘Aside’:
“When doing something important, like launching a big project, or a new company, or running some sort of campaign designed to change things, keep a scrapbook. Not a note book, a tool for writing down facts. A scrapbook. Include photos and quotes and clippings and events. Two reasons. First, you’ll be glad later (I still have scrapbooks from some of my previous projects) and more important, because it will remind you that you’re doing something important and that time is precious.”
Time is precious and travelling is important 😉
Looking for a way to highlight your holiday adventures?