Why “the good old days” are a myth

Why "the good old days" are a mythAn American soldier comforts another soldier who lost a friend.
 The Korean War, 1950 – 1953.

"In every age ‘the good old days’ were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them."

– Brooks Atkinson in his book Once Around the Sun, 1951.

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