Were the days of yore really a simpler time? Probably not. Almost all of my ancestors lived their lives close to the soil, the earliest of them having spent a lifetime of raising a family, homesteading the land, breaking the soil, providing and raising their own food, dealing with poverty and disease, and braving the elements. It seems their lot was very challenging when I remember they did all this without electricity, automobiles, decent roads, and any of our so-called modern conveniences.
Generations hence my ancestors will probably look back and think life in the early 21st century was “simple.” Mostly I would agree– the exception being having to keep track of endless and countless passwords that are so much a product of technology. (One of the few down sides as generally technology, computers and such have greatly improved our quality of life.)
Fortunately, the number of passwords I need to remember has not yet exceeded the number of ancestors identified in my family tree. That just could be my tipping point!