Neal Cook

Sep 2, 2021

9 min read

The Nostalgia Industry: The Joy of the Past for a Hopeless Future

Robert Heinlein had a quote, and I believe it was in his book “Time Enough for Love,” although I cannot find it at this time that says along the lines that young people live in the future, adults mostly the present, and old people live mostly in the past at which point it is a sign of old age, infirmity, and approaching death. This is not wrong, and it is indicative of the mental status of what an individual is looking…