Were Those the Good Ol' Days?

You have heard of selective hearing, something us husbands are accused of having from time to time! Well, there is also selective memory, often appearing when people discuss the good ol’ days. Solomon said,
Do not say,
“Why were the former days better than these?”
For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.
(Ecclesiastes 7:10)
Do you wonder why Solomon would say something like that? Israel provides a good example of what he means, that is, of selective memory, “Now the mixed multitude who were among them yielded to intense craving; so the children of Israel also wept again and said: ‘Who will give us meat to eat? We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!'” (Numbers 11:4-6).
They remembered the food they ate in Egypt, but they did not remember the slavery! They did not look upon yesterday wisely.
How you do look at the past?

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