Nostalgia is denial. Denial of the painful present. The name for this denial is Golden Age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present.
- ‘Paul’ (Michael Sheen), Midnight In Paris
Some of us Southerners are guilty of this mindset from time to time. I’m not a huge fan of Woody Allen, but this movie definitely hits some nerves and opens the mind a bit.