Knowing as much as I do about the 1800s I would certainly not want to live there.
Having lived my early years without it I truly appreciate air conditioning.
Having spent time dealing with mules when younger I truly appreciate my diesel tractor.
Having read many of the medical books from the 1800s I truly appreciate modern medicine and the advances made there.
Yet I wonder if perhaps some of the practices we left behind in the 1800s are practices we should have kept. Perhaps our lives are a little poorer for having left them behind.