Some of the replies here give pretty good reasons for not going back and I sure won't argue with them. Perhaps it's because I was fortunate enough to grow up in a highly desirable area of Sydney, had a good family life and enjoyed whatever comforts were available at the time that I yearn to re-visit those times. Yet nobody else feels exactly the same way. Those who would go backwards would take the opportunity to improve their futures financially, but most of you would be reluctant because it could change the way your lives evolved since those times. My purpose was simply to think about revisiting and observing how life was back then (whenever "then" was). To be an observer, see how people lived, perhaps how YOU lived back then (and possibly wonder how the hell you ever survived!) It's a bit odd that most of you interpreted it as going back and making changes, which you didn't want to do. If I'd been born into a rural area with no decent roads and the various other things Figjam mentions, or into a divided, racist society like commodore, I'd rather leave it behind me too. Obviously, something I feel strongly in favour of is something others would resist just as strongly. That's the beauty of this forum. We don't have to all agree on the same things and often, we don't.