Life has never been easier. By dint of technological advancement, people can now do things which were impossible in the past. Motor vehicles help us commute; trains and airplanes even more so.
Technology really helps us, but in my opinion the use of it is sometimes too much. Here is one instance from my neighborhood: I saw my neighbour going to a local shop by motorcycle. And how far is her house from the shop? Only 250 meters! She only bought one pack of instant noodles and also got a plastic bag for free. Since she used her motorcycle, she needed the plastic bag because she couldn't hold the noodles while driving. So, the plastic bag with its carrying handler became the solution. If she had chosen to walk to the shop, she wouldn't have needed the plastic bag, as she could have carried the noodles in her hand.