Have you ever wondered why every good memory of an event in past seems sweeter than the time you actually experienced it? Why the taste of Maggi noodles that you cooked once in your hostel/dorm seems better than noodles that you have had in finest of restaurants. Though when you cooked and ate it, it was just a pack of well made noodles. Why school time seems to be so fun and devoid of any trials and tribulations, although while in school all you wanted to do was get out. Why that first kiss is revered although it seemed so sloppy and awkward at that time? Take first love for instance, people tend to remember their first loves till death even though most of them opted out of a longer alliance with that person. Why Holi was more colorful and Diwali brighter when thought about in retrospective?
If all that was good, happened in past does this mean that one’s quality of life deteriorates with every passing second? Or is it just a perception?
Do we humans(atleast most of us) have the tendency of romanticizing the past and trivializing the present? Is it the allure of what is gone/lost responsible for the perceived dullness in what we actually have?
How about music, movies and books - most of the people I know feel that literature, cinema and music was created beautifully only a few decades ago or maybe a few centuries ago. Strangely what is considered classic today was contemporary in some era and that time the same creation was ridiculed for being a one week wonder or not good enough. If somebody has read about R.D.Burman then they would know that his music was criticized immensely by people of the previous generation and also by the melody kings ruling the industry that time. Who would have thought that people would be humming his tunes even after 50 years of their creation, that many losers would be earning their livelihoods by simply remixing the magic that he originally created.