It's always nostalgic to look back into yesteryear and to simpler times. For me I look to my favorite decade, the 1990s. During this time, one of my favorite shows, Married With Children, was popular. Al Bundy's character needs little introduction. He had a boring life as a poor shoe salesman in a dead end marriage. It always gave him joy to go back to his time as a star high school football player.
Many of us, again, do this. However, several others are like Al: living in the past and not in reality. They cannot face the real world as it currently is. Therefore, they do whatever they can to stay young.
The glory days for many, like Al, were high school, or even college. It's prom season nationwide, sparking even more good and bad memories. You have those that want to relive their prom night over and over, and those that want to forget it.
There are also those people that were the kings and queens of their high school. Popular, attractive, no worries. Now they're adults with families and responsibilities. Many have a difficult time accepting the person they now are.
My advice to these folks that constantly turn back the hands of time is simple. Live for today and make it great. Find adult-friendly activities to get involved in. The fun doesn't have to stop because you're over 30 and are simply a common or average Joe. Life is good and a blessing.
Looking in the rearview mirror is fine. Not moving forward and keeping your eyes in front of you is dangerous. You really don't want to be the person that lives by the motto "the older I get, the better I was."
Growing up and putting away childish things is supposed to mature a person, not keep them frozen in time. It's 2013, and it's time to make new and possibly better memories.