Brexit won’t help
When I have talked to some older citizens who voted for Brexit, many told me they had cast their vote because they believed it would bring back the ‘good old days’.
That made me think what were those good old days and do they mean different things for different people who still long for those never to be forgotten times?
For me, the truth is although we know we will never be able to bring back those days, they will always be in our thoughts if we retain our mental wellbeing.
The memories for me are fresh as a daisy because I was young, had no luxuries such as an indoor toilet, bathroom, hot water or heating but had good health and had started a steady job and every morning I had something to look forward to.
My memories are important because today many of the places I look back on no longer exist because an ever-increasing number of the buildings have completely disappeared. All the old cinemas are long gone and the many places I went fishing which were then as wild as nature intended, have had much of the habitat cleared and now have moorings built for boats and houses on the water’s edge.
Another example is Gorleston. My old-time favourite seaside place with countless happy memories was never the same once they replaced the cosies with a concrete pier.
Few people today can recall clambering every day over the wooden side to get to them and take in their unique smell of salt water soaked old wood and seaweed.
While no one can erase these memories for me these times will never come back so you must live for today and plan for tomorrow, and accept that Brexit will never bring back those times.