I remember when things were different.
I remember being too young to fully grasp why we were trading our money for Euros, but they looked fancy. I remember not understanding what was so special about our primary school being open to all religions. I remember when computer use was still a school subject. I remember people not speaking a single word of English. I remember wanting to buy things in America, because the exchange rate was so favorable, even though the shipping and import taxes weren’t.
But those things change. You learn more, you see more. It’s tough to see things for what they were. Hindsight may be 20/20, but having viewed past events from a childhood perspective makes them stick with you in that way forever. It’s difficult for me to be sure whether I was just naive, or if there truly were less negative things going on.
The news would have me believe it’s all gone downhill, but I’m unsure.