“Strangely enough, this is the past that somebody in the future is longing to go back to.” — Ashleigh Brilliant
The older I get, the easier it is to romanticize the past. Of course, some memories are rightly cherished, and today we have difficulties (many of which are technology-related) that past generations did not have to worry about. But honestly taking everything into consideration, I have to admit that for every negative development I can identify about the world today, there are at least two or three advances I appreciate that were not available even thirty or forty years ago. No matter how fondly I may indulge in nostalgia, I would not want to go back to the past. These really are the good old days, at least for some of us.