Nostalgia narratives

Our generation was the best.

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As a society, we’ve given into nostalgia narratives. But actually, this is not new. This popped up in an episode of the Pessimists Archive.

The widespread usage of a car was fraught with deterrants. Generation X says Generation Y sucks. Generation Y says Generation Z sucks. The 70s zeitgeist beats everything else (for no real reason). Every parent and grandparent has a story about how their times were better. Heck, even Trump’s election campaign built on “Make America Great Again”. Can we agree on when precisely was America great in the yesteryears?

So relatable!