We spend a lot of our time and energy worrying about the future. Who can blame us, everything seems like it's terrible and about to fall apart.
Every generation goes through this, and I tend to want to be optimistic about where we are all heading, but some days it's really hard. Maybe it's worse for us, now. Maybe it's always been like this and we are connected more now, so therefore we see all the bad, all the time.
Yes, the 24 hour news cycle has a part to play in this. Fear-mongering, driving ad revenue by keeping us outraged. That's all true from my perspective.