I would like a time machine to go back to like the 1960s. Minus, of course, the racism and the terrible dentistry.
I realize what I would give up. I'd give up the Internet. I'd give up cheap flights. I'd give up a lot of mobility, both social and otherwise. Technology would be less reliable, I'd own less, and I'd make less.
But I'd afford a place on one person's salary. There'd be a closing whistle, at 5pm. Not here's your pager, work all night.
I'd be able to keep my door unlocked without worrying about getting burgled. Schools' biggest problems would be hairdos, not shootings.
I could believe in God without being mocked, we would be exploring space - and people were smart enough to make it to the moon on a slide rule as opposed to failing basic English in college.