How could we be in the End of Times, if life is better than ever?

In human history, life has never been as easy as it is now. We live longer, we can cure most diseases, we can connect with anybody all over the globe, we are more educated and informed than ever before. As a percentage of the total human population, the smallest amount of people die per day. Why, if we are... show more In human history, life has never been as easy as it is now. We live longer, we can cure most diseases, we can connect with anybody all over the globe, we are more educated and informed than ever before.

As a percentage of the total human population, the smallest amount of people die per day.

Why, if we are obviously the luckiest generation in human history, do so many people speak of all those "signs" of the End of Times?
Update: Smiling & Morganie: 200 years ago, hundreds of millions of people died from smallpox. We have always had wars, and more so than we do today. Percentage-wise the lowest % of humanity lives in poverty, etc, etc. Basically: you can pick any day in human history, and on that day the total human population was worse... show more Smiling & Morganie: 200 years ago, hundreds of millions of people died from smallpox. We have always had wars, and more so than we do today. Percentage-wise the lowest % of humanity lives in poverty, etc, etc.

Basically: you can pick any day in human history, and on that day the total human population was worse off than we are today.
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