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Have you ever noticed that everything was so much better in the good old days Have you noticed that when someone takes a look at something that holds value in your life they see it in a different light Have you noticed that sometimes it is more fun to believe things about yourself that maybe arent true People have a habit of making things out to be different then they truly are Everyone does it in some way or another whether it is by idealizing the past seeing something how you want to see it or thinking of yourself how you want to be thought of A perfect example of this is in Gore Vidals The Robin The past what a great time that was right Relationships were easier money was not so complicated and work was more fun These were the good old days If only we could get back to how it was It would be so much better wouldnt it The main character of The Robin seemed to remember the past in an ideal light But at nine8230I was more colorful more desperate and certainly more original than Ive been since Vidal 2036 Was he how he says or is he remembering how he would like to We dont know this character when he was nine so it is hard to say but chances are he wasnt Truthfully when we really think about it how was the past really Maybe there were really great years but there also were really bad times We like to forget the bad times As we grow we learn from our experiences and hopefully continue to become a better person every year How then can we say that we were better back then or times were easier if we didnt have the same knowledge or experiences to use as resources to use to help out in life As we look at things do we always see exactly
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