I think being a little ‘uncomfortable’ is good for people. A little discipline keeps you from being a spoiled person. As if the act of giving something up makes a person more mindful; more realistic about whether or not they needed it, and more appreciative of it when they have it.
Most religions ask people to use some type of personal restraint. Most fitness/diet regimes also ask for self-control. Most social societies pressure people to dress a certain way, and behave a certain way.
But in the modern era, people get used to doing whatever they like, because there isn’t as much pressure from social etiquette to keep them from becoming spoiled.
No one’s forced to wear a clean collared shirt every day. It’s not mandatory to keep a tidy home, no one is obligated to be polite/courteous, and no one’s accountable. The modern era doesn’t require people to be decent, so people basically do whatever they like.
I know people who neglect everyone and everything, in order to spend 90% of their life on their phones. It seems like the real-life responsibilities that people should be mindful of, are now in the backseat to their own self-centered natures. They don’t want functioning relationships with other humans, they want entertainment smartphones.
An example, I was in a restaurant, and at the table behind me was a couple with their infant child. Both adults were on their phones, not talking to each other, nor caring for the infant. They ate in silence. Their baby ate a napkin. Neither parent noticed.