We’re prone to nostalgia. Drifting back to a moment-in-time, or events in yesteryear that brought a level of comfort, happiness, or reverie, as we strolled down “memory lane.” The degree varies from generation to generation, and the value attached to those events. Memories are quite selective, and, at times, misleading if one isn’t cautious while drawing conclusions.
Some generations frequently reflect backward to a time that stands in stark contrast to the present day. For good reason. The biggest problems for educators in the 1950’s were truancy and students sticking gum under their desk. President Truman paid his travel expenses out of his own pocket-not ours. A real doctor visited our home when we were ailing.