If you just look at the pictures, you could easily become enamored of a former era. The fashions were fabulous! But no part of the past was perfect. This skit from College Humor points out that you have to consider the bad along with the good.
People who reminisce about a “simpler” era are people who enjoyed the privilege of the time. And younger people who wish to taste the “good old days” often don’t understand how far we’ve come since then. The present isn’t perfect, either, but all you can do about that is work to improve the world you are in. A lot of people have done that throughout history, and that’s one reason we enjoy the life we have today. -via Tastefully Offensive