To the editor: Doyle McManus cites the familiar research that for the last 40 years, people in this country have tended to believe that things are getting worse, not better, and that the future promises less to our kids than it offered us. ("Is the American dream really dying?," op-ed, May 20)
I accept that people do, in fact, feel this way. However, recently, I have conducted my own informal, small-scale poll, asking a related question: "Would you like to see things go back to the way they were 40 years ago?"
The results: Nobody wants to give up the conveniences, the gadgets and the connectivity that have come their way in the last few decades.
Karl Lisovsky, Venice