When we develop effective relationship skills, our interactions with the people we care about are very satisfying. When we lack the skills, we revolt by overreacting and placing too many demands on others and too few demands on ourselves.
When we develop technology skills, we find many enjoyable ways to enhance our lives and make the processes of life more efficient. When we lack the skills, we get overwhelmed by the newest developments and watch from the sidelines as the rest of the pack passes us by.
When we develop life productivity skills (time management, budgeting, etc.), we get more done in an average day than the average person. When we lack these skills, we tend to live in personal panic wondering what happened to all our time and money.
And the list goes on but the principle is clear. The more skilled we are, the easier life seems.