There’s a nostalgia that the world and/or country was a better place decades ago. There’s a thought and potentially a belief that we lived in some kind of Xanadu, free from the meanness and ugliness. We might feel like we were a more polite and kind society, where we respected others and treated people with compassion, care and empathy while milk was delivered to our doorsteps each morning.

That characterization is just a 1950s television show. Scientifically, the only thing that was better was the fact that the polar ice caps weren’t melting yet.

The underlying message of the nostalgia from those wishing we could go back is really a warning that there was a time when not everyone had rights, and they’d like to go back to that time, please and thank you.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?

Michael Ogden

Editor-in-Chief for CU Times.

More from this author


Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.