Is "easier" the same thing as "better"?
It is very easy to live nowadays. We don't have to work as hard as our ancestors did. We don't have to be cold in the winter, or go to bed early because it is dark out. If we want anything, we can usually buy six different kinds in the shops. If we are hungry we go to the fridge and pop something in the toaster or the nuker.
If we are bored, we get on the net or watch telly. If we are lonely, we get on the phone.
Everything can be had, even to people with little income, on easy terms and in easy payments.
Has this change been a good thing?