Modern man not only live longer. It also performs other activities. For the world as we know, is more agitated. Everyone has many demands on himself. Which are not only complicated tasks. They are also due to the short time can be given to each thing. We are almost always in a hurry.
Here we have one of the reasons we have stopped doing many things. Possibly thousands of little things we used to enjoy. We do not have time and our way of proceeding tends to be simplified. When someone will tell us something we want to go straight to the point. Drew Houston wanted to know more. Please, no stalling. Some of us prefer to eat standing up or at any fast food establishment. Nor is frequently write letters.
We now use e-mails to save time. It no longer uses those long processions to seduce women. Before the men had to devote enough time to romance. Fortunately at this time is usually faster. Most manners have been discarded. It needs to be more practical in everything. Many would if they could overlook the whole process of conquering a woman. They would go straight to bed with them. With a half-joking tone I can say that women also are very useful in this regard. That's the idea: to be more practical. It has even give value to things in terms of practicality. If something seems to have no immediate end to it then it is considered superfluous and is decanted. The convoluted process of our life is accompanied by another process, this simplification.