Nostalgia is a helluva drug.
It's always easier to look back on the past and repaint it with the good memories and certainty that sticks to a moment that was already lived.
There's nothing wrong with reminiscing and grieving the hard parts of change, but it can be useful to remind ourselves that no time period was purely "the good old days," because life is always a trade-off.
When you walked into a restaurant, the first thing the hostess would ask you is "smoking or non-smoking?"
I never smoked a cigarette but the next morning after a night out my clothes all smelled of cigarettes.
That awkward 60 seconds when you’re waiting for your friend to come to the phone and you have to make polite conversation with their parent who answered the phone.