9) The Good Old Days Weren’t

Some people argue that in the past there was simplicity, tranquility, sociability and spirituality that’s now been lost. This rose-tinted nostalgia is generally confined to the wealthy. It’s easier to wax elegiac for the life of a pioneer when you don’t have to use the outhouse. The biggest-ever experiment in back-to-the-land hippie lifestyle is now known as the Dark Ages. (Readers Digest 04/12 pg. 152)