It's amazing when you think about what our Grand-Parents called the "good ole days" in the 40's, then my Parents remark about their "good ole days" in the 50's, and I remark to my kids about "good ole days" in the 60's and early 70's. The kids growing up today, can they possible say now is the "good ole days" in 20 years? I can't imagine.
There’s a line by Woody Harrelson’s character in True Detective that is a retort to this line of thinking. It’s easy to romanticize the past and this is something that every generation experiences as they age and deal with change. It’s wild to consider that the 90s were just as close to the 50s as they are to present day
“If things were so great, they never would have changed….. old men die and the world keeps on spinning.”
Oh, found the clip: