Nostalgia

This week in Washington is the 50th Anniversary of the March to Washington where Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. There will be tons of people converging to the National Mall to reminisce what happened in 1963 and has changed and not changed 50 years later.

In a different subject, there was a survey out asking people if they can time travel, what decade to want to visit. In the survey, the results were spread out, but the 1950s seems popular of all age groups.

My assumption why the 1950s were popular because of the emerging music scene, the family life, and post WWII. Personally, I wouldn’t want to live in an age where turmoil was starting with the Vietnam War, race relations, and Joe McCarthy.

If there was time I want to time travel, I would go first to the 1920s, where everything was booming, plus see the Washington Senators only World Series win in 1924. Of course, the end of the decade sucked with the great depression, but the good outweigh the bad.

I would then travel to the 1980s where everything was coming together, college was affordable, your parents were actually happy, the events, and the music. I would also get to watch Glenn Brenner and read the Washington Post without guilt. Then again in hindsight, the politics are leading to today’s action.

There is no great decade. Everyone will have various opinions on what to remember, but the most important thing is to remember what brought us joy. Everything is else is sugar-coating.

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