“The term nostalgia describes a sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word is a learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain, ache”.”
Recently in the manosphere everyone has all of a sudden become nostalgic to go back to the 50’s and 60’s era of America as it seems to be (in their minds) the last great feminine time period in the United States. On twitter and in blog posts they’ll link to some Life Magazine pictures of young skinny high school / college girls and say, see how skinny the girls were back then, America was such a great time and such a great place and the women were great I’d give anything to go back there and find a wife! That was the greatest time to be alive because look at this picture with skinny girls that have flowers in their hair and frolic around. Those girls are obviously DTF! I’m so nostalgic for that time period in America when men could be men and women were women!
First off as the common definition of the word nostalgia explains it’s longing for the past with “personal associations”. As far as I can tell most of the writers except for maybe a few weren’t even born till 10 to 20 years after that golden age so how do you long for or remember something that happened before you were born? How can you personally tell me that men had it better or easier back then than they do now? Because you looked at a picture with a skinny teenager in it? Most of the people who have this nostalgia for that time are just projecting at best, it’s easy to assume how great it must have been back then and a simpler time but again you can’t personally possibly know that as fact. Oh you watched Mad Men, look at how much fun those guys had and how easy it was?
You’re not truly nostalgic for that time you’re daydreaming about it. The truth is that time might and again that’s a speculative might have been a great time period if you were a white male and wanted to get with another white female. But if you think it was all so simple it wasn’t. Things got more complicated if you were Jewish and wanted to date a non Jewish girl. If you were Irish and you liked an Italian girl, Catholic and Protestant etc etc etc. And if you were black/ Hispanic/ Middle Eastern and even looked at a girl that wasn’t in the same minority race as you in some areas of the country…. Let me know how that worked out for you. By the 60’s the sexual revolution began and the first wave of Feminism was in full swing so the country was already going downhill (in less conservative way) so the America you’re thinking about was already on the decline. But yeah high school girls were skinny.
But the best argument is that you didn’t need game or as much game because the women were feminine. I think that’s completely false or at the very least a myth. Watch any Woody Allen film from that era, dude kept it real. People got together, broke up, married divorced more than once, cheated and had affairs. Just like they do today, nothing was guaranteed. As I’ve pointed out in previous post a lot of guys in the manosphere are under the impression that the Leave it to Beaver lifestyle was how it really was. They believe that if their wife is less educated than them, stays at home and takes care of the kids then automatic happiness is all but guaranteed. That you got married, your wife had 2.5 kids and stayed skinny forever? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA H;LAJFA;SDIOFJSIO;ADFJO;AISDFJ;AIOS F! Playa please, GTFOH!
It’s easy to look back at a previous era in any history and decide those were simpler times only because the present time we live in is so much more complicated. We look back with the knowledge of what would come and how history would turn out to this present day. But if you’re looking back and telling me times were great because there’s a 15 year old skipping through a grassy field and that’s all the evidence you need then you’re kidding yourself. The times we live in are hard times and complicated but they make hard and complicated men. If you’re going to be nostalgic about a period of time at least make sure you were alive and old enough to remember it the correct way.