I feel that agricultural societies benefits seems to outweigh the costs.
Agricultural Revolution which was a technological adavancement made farming possible and profitable.. To profit in agriculture, you have to sell it to others. Selling it to others will establish business (economic reasoning) and trade with other farmers/companies (this is both economic and social reasoning). Farming consisted of reusing tools and other ingredients to to ensure succesful farming so you do not have to depend on other multiple/new factors to contribute to profit however, in the process you are helping others in the society survive also.
This is also the age in which people had the time and comfort to engage in more contemplative and thoughtful activities, like music, poetry, and philosophy. It made people come together not only for agriculture but also for other social activities (social reasoning).