I'd think the people back then were blessed with lives, without the rush and stress of society as it is now.
Well rested and fit for the day, cause he gets a peaceful sleep, in silence and darkness... Less stress...
They did what they did to ensure their meals and rooftops and what was over to spend on any other thing, you would encounter. Like we still do...
Only without a single ring... or bliep... or text message or whatever, only a letter would only have a similar effect, except that you can choose not
to let it bother you just yet...
Then my guess is that the people that get educated and learn like any other, are mostly the upper class who are expected to get an education with the
highest possible standard possible.
You need to be ready to lead and rule your country when the time comes. Like any other citizen with something to say and more importantly the
ambitions and means, to stay upper class or maybe even rise above it.
Then there was no environmental pollution, from fossil fuels, waste, radiation, toxic spills and all other things that we only first got to think
about it after we made the mess.
Then living in an age that might get you outside the relative safety of society and into the arms of dangerous animals, big and small that might be
the end of your world.
Probably causes an alerter mind.
Something we lack cause we don't leave our settlements often and what we live through in the dangerous things we created ourselves, we do that on
routine behavior for the most part.
Never noticed you already arrived at work, but you don't seem to remember the way to it...? Scary for your brain to notice anything needing a lot
If it happens on time you still need 3 more seconds to make your move. But if you would get a person from 1800 in a place where he will get an
overdose of information, coming from the world we call home, to react at one of those countless things that will hurt him if he fails...
I think he'll gets it in our time.
I'll trade with him though. Without a doubt.