Life was hard.
Fast forward today and you can find everything you need at your finger tips.
Hungry? Order food.
Want to buy something? Consider online shopping.
You don't need to do anything. The present world offers everything itself.
You won't die due to hunger easily, nor will you die because of common sickness. The world has advanced a lot in every field.
Since the world offers comfort, the only way to stay away from comfort is by consciously refusing it. But it's very hard.
Who wouldn't want the privilege to order food right from their home? Who wouldn't want to connect with their loved ones through their smart phone? Who wouldn't want to shop online without even going to the store?
We're living a life of comfort. And I think that's the biggest reason we're very weak compared to ancient humans. We have very weak willpower. We procrastinate easily. We eat foods we shouldn't just because it tastes good.
Nobody can resist comfort. Actually, humans work hard all their life so that they can live a comfortable life in the future. So that their spouse and children don't have to suffer much.
This is counterintuitive but comfort actually makes you suffer in the long run.
Take an example of eating junk foods. It's very difficult to resist it. It's uncomfortable to resist eating those foods when it's right in front of you. You don't like being uncomfortable or suffering in the short run by resisting the junk food. You crave for comfort and instead of resisting the urge to eat the food, you simply eat the food.
Eating those food will directly harm your body and health in the long run.
So, be aware of wanting be comfortable and instead try achieving stuff that are uncomfortable. By doing so, you're not only improving yourself in the long run, you're also expanding your comfort zone.
Don't think that the person who's living in comfort is lucky. If you ever run into situation where you have to choose between being comfortable and uncomfortable, always choose the latter. Choose being uncomfortable. It makes you strong, helps to improve in the long run and expands your comfort zone.