We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I advise you not to wait for ten years before admitting yesterday was great. If you're hung up on nosalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.
People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater, and even a newspaperman, but if a man does not drive, there is something wrong with him.