People believe in a “good old days”. A mythical 50s where everyone was pretty much homogeneous and housewives really loved it and Don Draper.
Ask any old person though and they will tell you that the past was awful! Everyone kept dying of things, hygiene was terrible, no one had any opportunities, there was no penicillin. And the war. Most old people have experienced an amazing improvement in quality of life and think the Internet is really cool and if they can Skype, they will.
Most old people are anti-war because they know what a war means. Old ladies are very proud of young women for being able to work and educate themselves.
They have often had a lot of time to mull over history and regret the bad things that happened while not wanting the horror to repeat itself.
Old people are pretty awesome.