Were the good old days really that good?
You always hear talk about ‘the good old days’ and how wonderful they were. The days when things were better than they are now. You could walk outside at after hours without fear. Crime is way up. It was so peaceful back then. (The faces on milk cartons say differently).
We always mention that violence is on the rise in comparison to the good old days. Rampant terrorism, radicals everywhere, what happened to the peaceful days of old? Well those good old days had its fair share of crime. Gruesome crimes to rival the bad days of today. We can’t forget Hitler’s random slaughtering of the jews, serial killers like Charles Manson running amok. Idi Amin butchering his people…I could go on and on. You just don’t see that level of savagery these days.
So, when you compare today with the good old days, how good were they really? Maybe we were more tolerant and that made it easier not to ignore the bad stuff going on around us. Heck, we took a good spanking from our parents back then without complaining. Let dad try that now and see where that gets him. Maybe the electronic age made us soft and sensitive.
Maybe the good old days are based on an individual’s perspective. The newly grad teenager might look back on his high school life as the good old days when he didn’t have to worry too much about anything. My good old days could be my pre-kids days when I knew sleep.
Who knows? Just my take.
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