Modern lifestyle is indeed better. We have longer lifestyle, better food, better communication, education. Its human nature to think that everything sucks around us. We tend think about how good our past was etc.. Lets face it every era comes with new challenges while overcoming old ones. But nevertheless we get well off.
Modern people have so many benefits that people in the past didn't. We live in big houses, drive cars, live longer, etc. Consider that healthcare has improved 10 fold. Education has improved. Our modern advances make life in the past unfathomable. We have commodities now that people would have fought wars over years ago.
People of the modern world can experience a better lifestyle due to the fact that advancements in technology have allowed society to produce more with less time, effort, space, and materials. Crops grow bigger, stronger, and fuller in less space than they did in previous centuries. Production of goods has become more efficient and streamlined that fewer people can get more work done allowing more free time for leisu activities.
We can see how many people suffer from modern life look like machine we just work the years which has made life easier but has also added more stress to our lives. More can be accomplished in less time, but as a result more is being asked and expected of of these days. In the past, you went to work, came home, enjoyed time with your family then went to bed and that was your day. To me, less stress is more enjoyable.
Yes we have better medicines and machines but where is the line? I feel we are close to crossing it. Every 10 year old I know has a cell phone, ipad, laptop, ect, cusses like a sailor and are spoiled. We wonder why obesity is a problem but theres no reason to go outside. There is no innocence left; no childhood
Children suffer from modern life emotionally and mentally, sometimes a small child doesn't know how to count but is aware of using computer and internet. They have become more rude and tough, have no compassion at all. Instead of going out and spend time with friends as it used to be some years ago, they simply play cruel games and waste their time. It's really pity.
While we experience an easier lifestyle I do not think it is a better lifestyle by any means. People in the past had better lifestyles because things were smaller. People had to interact with each other so everyone knew everyone. People were quick to help out their neighbor or the stranger walking down the road. Now nobody really talks face to face anymore and kindness is rare.
While one could easily say yes, I feel that we are not better off today than the past lifestyle. People today are to dependent on technology. Kids cant do simple math without calculators. Everyone is so rushed and always on the go. The simple life and simple way of doing things have disappeared.
I do not think modern people enjoy a better lifestyle than people in the past. Technology has improved over the years which has made life easier but has also added more stress to our lives. More can be accomplished in less time, but as a result more is being asked and expected of of these days. In the past, you went to work, came home, enjoyed time with your family then went to bed and that was your day. To me, less stress is more enjoyable.