We are so fortunate to be living in this time with the medicine, science, technology and ease of living we enjoy. Everything we do, each day is easier, faster, more convenient. We have more choices in every area of our lives. We don't have to worry about death every day from a random germ or infection or from giving birth. We don't have to raise ,harvest or slaughter our food, sew our clothing, wash by hand, or stay in jobs or relationships that are not good for us.
But with the choices and convenience comes a price. We have trouble seeing what is truly important sometimes. We are somewhat spoiled, lazy, and bored. We put our emphasis on getting more instead of using what we have to enjoy the most important things, like the people around us.
It's the difference between what a Sunday ride used to be, and the fact that most people don't even know what a Sunday ride is today. Things were slower. Harder, but slower. So the good things in life were truly enjoyed. Today we go so fast after the prize that we miss everything on the way. And when we reach the prize, we wonder why we thought it was so important in the first place.
I probably wouldn't make it 24 hours in earlier times, and I appreciate the age we live in. But from here looking back, it's clear what we're missing.