Monday, January 16, 2006

The Nostalgia of 'the days'

The nostalgia of the 1950's and 1960's is something that I've always wished I could have lived, even if only for a day. The ignorance that people in the past lived with, must have been bliss... much better than that of the present world. Back then, if you had no knowledge of what was happening half way around the world, people didn't care... because they didn't know either. Even though they didn't have the technology we have today, people were content with their homely lives. The family oriented activities, like listening to the radio... oh, how I would give anything to experience that. Having the entire family in the same room, doing something other than stuffing food into their faces or watching the garbage laden television ... that should be the Canadian dream. Oh, the days of bowler hats, well-tailored suits and male chivalry seem like such a distant dream. Now, in the 21st century, the only hats you see men wear are (not surprisingly) put on backwards; and to ask a man to stop being a complete chauvinist is like castrating him all together. What is there to look forward to in the future? Not much. Either the sun's going to burn out or God is going to return to earth, and being very disappointed at what he sees make an about-face and pretend he never made the trip. So Canadians, and Americans alike, I propose that we shift our focus on regaining the past... when family, charity and peace (you heard me, peace) were on the top of our wishlists.

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