It wasn’t like that in my day…

Do you know – it probably was. Maybe not exactly the same, but like it.

People who claim that there was no fake news before social media forget for example the government propaganda regularly issued in mainstream media, especially around wartime.

People who give out about the current state of the game of gaelic football should look back at the skill levels exhibited of some of the ‘gloried’ games of the past.

And if you don’t like ‘modern music’, maybe you should talk to someone who does, and ask them why they like it. You might find that they are similar reasons to those which made you like what you did in your younger days.

Nostalgia for our youth and the way things were doesn’t do anyone any harm, even if we sometimes glorify those days to an extent. It’s nice to look back and remember good things and happy days with fondness.

However when we use this often fictitious view of the past to denigrate those currently trying to make a difference we need to be very careful.

The past is the past. It’s for remembering.

But now is for doing.

I'm Kieran and I play piano. Actually I do a bit more than just playing - I teach others how to play, and I write music, arrange it and host/produce shows.