Let's get started, back then, people had no internet connections or computers. So they had to go to the library to get more information. Unlike nowadays if we want to know something, we can know it in 5 minutes. Another difference between living now and in the past is that there were fewer schools and the quality of the education they provided was poorer. Beside that, it's much easier nowadays to find the educational materials that we probably need to thank the internet for that.
When it comes to shopping, previously, shopping only occurred in malls and stores. Unlike nowadays, you can shop at your home by one click on your mouse. The internet has brought almost every single store in the world to the finger tips of anyone with internet access. Online shopping gives us the opportunity to shop 24/7 and rewards us with a 'no pollution' shopping.
In my own point of view, seeing how hard life was back then during the old era, made me stop complaining because I have lots of home works to do. Also, people who lived back the n are truly considered strong and brave people. So next time, before you start complaining, think about how lucky you are.