Thank you, Bruce Springsteen, for this quote. It seems today that the chorus of “glory days” conversation has increased. Perhaps it is because of Covid-19, or larger than that, a longing for the perceived pace of the past?
My response to this is, the glory days were only golden in retrospect. Every period has had its opportunities and challenges – it is only with hindsight that we see the value of a particular period in history.
Next time you find yourself longing for glory days, ask yourself the following questions:
- What is it specifically that appeals to me about the past period?
- What feels missing in the present?
- What can I create today to give me the same feeling?