I think there is a direct correlation between the domestic arts dying out and how today's generation is always looking for the fastest way to do something so they can get to the next task as soon as possible. In today's society people are so tied up in their electronics and how fast this electronic piece of equipment run or how out dated that piece of technology is, that they forget to slow down and take a breather once in a while. I think the older people from past generations had the right idea about life. Going along at a nice easy pace and enjoying themselves. That is why activities such as gardening or sewing, heck even cooking for yourself has gone out the window, because today's age of technology makes it possible to quickly go out and purchase a shirt in ten minutes instead of taking the time to stitch it together yourself. Home cooked meals are a rarity anymore as well because of all the food joints that people can access, such as McDonalds or Burger King, Taco Bell and even now Bob Evans, what use to be a sit in restaurant, now has a carry out menu. I'll be the first one to admit that I am still mostly guilty of these things, but every now and again I like to cook up a homemake meal with my girlfriend. I just feel that people think that since it takes more time to do things, such as sewing or cooking, on thier own than it does to just drive down the road to Wal Mart and buy whatever it is they need that the easiest, and best solution is to buy that item. If we were to return to a much simpler way of life and slow down a little people could then fully grasp the amazing effects of having a nice home cooked meal with their families on days that are not holidays.