"There's an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny." ~Irving Berlin
The younger we are, the more likely we are to dismiss the past as being old-fashioned and irrelevant. The older we are, the more likely we are to see wisdom and virtue in "the good old days."
We can't always predict, in our youth, which ideas will prove to have the most-lasting merit. On the other hnd, as the years pass, we may begin to overvalue some ideas simply because they remind us of when we are younger. The challenge is not reject ideas simply because they seem corny or to embrace ideas simply because they are nostalgic.
Which ideas from my youth are still good today? And which should I let go of?
taken from The Daily Book of Positive Quotations by Linda Picone