I was born in the Showa period, so I remember the atmosphere of the Showa period, albeit in the later years.
What was normal then is not normal now.
Some of them, of course, have gotten better and some have gotten worse.
How can everything get better or worse?
But I feel that overall things are getting better, and structurally they should be getting better.
Since there is no dictator in Japan, society as a whole is changing in the direction that everyone wants, personal wishes aside.
If everyone feels that things were better before the Internet and social networking services became popular, they should be declining.
If people think lifetime employment and seniority are better, then these systems will not be abolished.
Memory is an interesting thing.
For example, when we recall a trip, it is often trouble or failure that we recall.
For example, we forget something on a trip, or we miss a flight and have a hard time.
On the other hand, when it comes to everyday memories, we recall only good memories in the name of nostalgia.
If we look at statistics, there were many more incidents and accidents than now, and there must have been many unfamiliar additives in food products.
But, putting those things aside, I think of those days as idyllic.
Even if they are the same memories, they are very different.
I like the present better than the past.
I am really glad to have been born in this era.
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