People are always talking about 'the good old days' and lamenting what the future might bring, especially in light of the current situation our country finds itself in economically and events happening around the world.
Although I'm not what I would consider to be 'old', as I'm getting there I find myself thinking more and more about my past and my future, and the past and future in general.
I can remember as a child how much undeveloped land there was around my neighborhood and how we always had natural places to run, explore, play and just be kids. We didn't have to worry about pollution, terrorist attacks, or if the neighbor was a criminal. People seemed more friendly, trusting and willing to lend a hand.
On the other hand, there weren't nearly as many technological advances as there are today. Communication with distant friends and family was slow and limited, and there were three options for news of the world: The 6 and 11 o'clock news, radio and newspapers. People routinely died from things that today are very treatable.
Do you think the world has become a better or worse place since you were a child, and do you think things will be better or worse 100 years from now?