I know what you mean. I grew up in the era with no cell phones, no internet, no cable TV, no microwave ovens, and void of countless items that we take for granted now. In fact, there were only 4 channels on TV and ours was a black and white model when I was a kid. Popcorn had to be made the old-fashioned way too. We listened to the baseball game on the radio. Guess what...I still do! LOL! I'm listening to my Detroit Tigers right now as I type.
You're right. People did seem nicer then. Yet, there are still many wonderful people in the world. Some of them are members here!