Can be very simple.
probably not so simple when you think about it; but just the internet in general.
I can chat with friends thousands and thousands of miles away; through text, voice call or even real time video! and except for my ISP subscription it doesn’t cost me anything.
The fact that talking to people can be done so quickly is pretty amazing - and the internet is often taken for granted now.
I dunno if you would call it simple but the very fact we exist is kinda amazing whatever way you explain it. We’re all tiny parts of a huge unknowable universe and it’s easy to consider yourself inconsequential on the galactic scale but to the best of our knowledge we are the only part of that universe that can say “I am” and I think that’s pretty cool.
That humans 1-200,000 years ago were the same species as those living now. They might look a little different, but if you took a baby from that time and raised it in our time period, they’d have no trouble adjusting to our world.
The fact that I put my life in the hands of drivers every time I go out on the road— and so far, it’s worked out okay. (Which is not intended to minimize the destructive potential of vehicles. Quite the opposite!)
Convenience food. I try to avoid most of it on the grounds of health and cost, but what isn’t purely satisfactory is pretty damn good. Noodles in particular.
A lovely sentiment.
Convenience shouldn’t be underrated - some of it’s not super healthy, true, but it’s good in a pinch.
That we have little furry carnivores in our houses and they prefer to play/snuggle/comfort us rather than feast on our meat carcass.
For sure. As mine demand a second breakfast be served to them, lol.
Dude, how do they even work?
Speaking of noodles: Complex foods. It’s wild to me that we managed to develop some of the meals we did - some going back thousands of years. Someone centuries ago figured out how to make a cake.
Calculators. Adding machines have been a part of humanity since the 1600s, and continue to save our butts on a daily basis.
Not sure if it counts as simple, but bigotry.
We’re all human. We all bleed the same colour. We all have the same contents (give or take a few bits).
Why should the colour of the packaging matter? Or what someone believes, or doesn’t? Or who someone loves, or doesn’t? Even as simple as having different private areas, why should that mean that one is better than the other?
Sorry, rant over. breathes
Here’s a happier one for you: The way sunlight can catch the snow and make it sparkle. It doesn’t happen as often as folks from warmer climates would think!
The way that baking and recipes have evolved is so interesting. People throwing things into pots of food to ‘see what it would taste like.’
Simply that people are alive.
When you look at all the things like allergies, anxiety disorders, depression, autism, and a myriad of other thijgs that have only just started to he recognized/understood and treated/accounted for relatively recently in human history.
When you look at the percentage of people in the comments/stories that would not be able to function without treatments/accommodation. You have to assume these things occured at similar rates in any other point and place in human history. And it becomes amazing that people survived so long without those medications/treatments/accommodations