Oh god, High School sucked SO HARD. Nostalgia might have come out of Pandora’s Box with Hope, but I rank it with the Plagues and Pestilences.
I honestly think that if our memories were a little better, if we had that indestructible recording of civilization, people might wake up and realize that decade N was a little worse than things are today, AT BEST. This is not to say, of course, that an inability to forget wouldn’t suck for other reasons…
There’s this condition very few people have, in which one remembers every waking second of one’s life in vivid detail. Most people who get this condition commit suicide 
Hope did not come out of Pandora’s Box. The one thing that remained inside the box was the antithesis of Hope, ie Foresight – a perfect knowledge of the future.
Sprayette, are you thinking of an iedetic (sp?) memory? I hadn’t heard about the suicide part… Wiki time!
most people that make assertions without verifiable sources are wrong .
most people that correct people online with bs are usually trolls 
Nostalgia: Remembering the things that never happened during a time that never was.
I was a little kid in the early fifties. We got visited by the FBI. The 50s were not better.