We love to share a beer with mates and recall the good old days when life apparently was simpler and better. However, when it comes to our past, there is no golden age.
Nostalgia, it seems provides us with a rosy pair of glasses through which we see a remembered time. But our nostalgic memories are very selective. Granted, some things were better in the past, but realistically some things were pretty crappy, just as they can often be right now.
As we get into the festive season and kick back over a beer or two with mates, let's to have a good belly laugh about good times past, but let's not to stop the conversation there. Let us also reflect also some of those hard days gone, and share how we're feeling as we face the current battles, affirming to each other we don’t walk alone.