Do Changes That Make Our Lives Easier Not Necessarily Make Them Better?

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Today's world is clearly much different than it was hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Many inventions have come forth, and technology has brought about much change. While these changes often make life easier they don't necessarily make it better.

The automobile is a common invention that has certainly made life easier. The automobile has made life easier by making transportation much quicker. As opposed to traveling from one state to another by walking, taking weeks, one can simply ride his or her car to the state in a matter of hours. However, as easy as the automobile has made life, problems have arisen. One major problem is the damage these automobiles are doing to the environment. The atmosphere is being polluted, and many scientists warn of global warming. Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" highlights the detrimental effects of global warming. Another consequence of automobiles is that car accidents and plane crashes occur frequently, leading to death. Travel has been made easier, but at the expense of an invention that is polluting the environment and capable of causing death.

Another result of modernization has been the rise of fast food restaurants. These fast food restaurants are convenient sources of food for the modern busy man. However, these restaurants are notorious for their unhealthy food. McDonald's is constantly criticized for its food leading to obesity. In fact, these was a documentary called "Supersize Me", in which a man only consumed McDonald's food for a month. At the end of the month his weight increased, and the doctors explained that he had greatly damaged his health. Our ancestors may have had to work hard to hunt and gather food, rather than have it made quickly at a nearby fast food restaurant, but at least they got exercise, and the food was natural and not stripped of its nutrients.

Technology and change have made life easier but not necessarily better. Automobiles have become a cause of pollution and...
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