Why did Hashem make it harder for this generation to learn Torah, rather than making it equal for every generation? We have all these distractions like tv or games.
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Who says it's harder? One thousand years ago, they had so many concerns. Just making dinner was a huge effort. Now, we have so many prepared kosher foods, canned foods, bodek broccoli! What about kosher chicken? Do you even know how to prepare a chicken? To salt it and remove the feathers? Can you imagine the effort that would go into preparing a chicken dinner? Now, it's open the package, rinse, spice, bake, and enjoy. So much easier! What about clothing? You can, B"H, find tzenius clothing in stores that are relatively inexpensive. One thousand years ago, you would probably be sewing it yourself. Do you even know how to sew?
Feel privileged to live in this information age, when chicken soup and gefilte fish come in a jar. It's easy!
Every generation has its distractions. 1000 years ago believing in another god was a distraction. Hashem never gives a challenge one cannot succeed in. TV, games, cell phones, etc., are part of the challenge. Hashem made you to succeed in the mission of "distractions".
It might be because we are living in the Ikvisah Dimoshicha -- the times of Moshiach.
To increase our reward. H' gives us the free will to learn Torah or m'vatel our time.
Yet in reality, I think it would be hard to defend the very premise of your question; I would argue that it has never been easier to learn Torah, but perhaps that is for a different forum.
I think it might be because it's just the way Hashem made this world. We live in time, and time passes, making us smarter creating all these distractions.