- Nov 26, 2019
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It sounds like the latch-key kids of Gen X and Gen Y are starting to sound like their Baby Boomer parents lol. I feel nostalgia is important and should be respected but, it's also important to remember the context of the evolution of things. I am humbled that I grew up during an era with payphones and I have some oddly fond memories of using them for an hour at a time, I remember going to the library to learn about any given topic, but I by no means miss these things of the past in any way, shape or form and am so grateful smartphones are as advanced as they are to replace those things of the past. Nostalgia is mostly a chance for people to relive their childhoods for either side of the psychological spectrum: Childhood was great and the feelings tied to it are great. Childhood was painful and our nostalgia was there to counter the pain. It's good to honor those memories and acknowledge them either way, but more important to keep looking forward.Ever since the dawn of entertainment, there have been "good" stories and "bad" ones. Never was there a "Golden Age" only the "bad" stories were filtered out and the "good" stories persevered (much like history). So why is it so easy for older adults to romanticize the past? Nostalgia is quite a double-edged sword.