I don’t really think much about Before, not any more. The kids ask, and there’s always somebody in the mood to reminisce. Personally I don’t think that’s helpful. That world is never coming back, no matter how hard we try. Something may replace it, something civilized, but it’ll be different: harder, less forgiving, like the people who’ve survived to build it.
We ejected a woman two weeks ago for getting caught asleep on watch. Nobody spoke up in her defense, like they used to for people early on. She didn’t beg or cry, just went.
We’re past all that now.