Imaginary fiends – The Boston Globe

Interesting … people have always had this odd tendency to “remember” the “good old days” … and look forward to the future with pessimism:

“In 1848, writer Thomas Macaulay wrote in his “The History of England” that “In spite of evidence, many will still imagine to themselves the England of the Stuarts as a more pleasant country than the England in which we live. It may at first sight seem strange that society, while constantly moving forward with eager speed, should be constantly looking backward with tender regret.””

via Imaginary fiends – The Boston Globe.