I disagree. De-evolution, not evolution, is the defining feature of our collective trajectory. Consequently, we are living in worse times now simply because our connection to God is increasingly distant, and we are becoming increasingly more animal-like. This is supported from a biblical perspective: Adam and Eve fell from the Garden of Eden down to earth, where they became animal-like, and with each generation had shorter and shorter lives. The biblical trajectory of de-evolution from God-like beings down to animals is in direct opposition with the modern idea of "progress" towards a godless humanistic utopia.We far from live in the 'worst' time in history
Connection to God is the ultimate litmus test for a satisfying life. Animal comforts such as a large food supply, housing, heating, etc... are only valuable to our animal bodies, but do not correlate to increased closeness to God. On the contrary, we can easily observe in the modern world how the devil uses modern luxuries to mold us.
Let's take a catastropic event like the Black Plague as an example of worse times in the animal sense, but better times in the spiritual sense. The Black Plague killed large portions of Europe. You'd wake up one day and half your village would be dying, and there'd be nothing you could do about it. Yet the afflicted societies survived throughout the entire ordeal. When the plague finally ended they were able to rebuild everything. This type of endurance would be completely impossible today. We have de-evolved too far down to animals and too far away from God to collectively endure a mass catastrophe. Even though the Black Plague was objectively worse from an animal perspective, the endurance of people during those times shows clearly their spiritual superiority to modern man.