It has nothing to do with generation vs generation. Past generations would have also had a segment of their populations acting like huge pussies with the current sensationalized 24 hour news cycle and the internet. So many Americans forget that basically throughout our entire history the media was REGULATED by the government. It wasn’t until around the Reagan era (a little before or after can’t remember atm) that those regulations were removed and ever since society is more and more polarized and media is making more profits from hyper sensalization and fear mongering. It’s simply easier today for weak people to get scared, there is fear mongering all around us. And yes it happens on both sides, cry baby leftists whining about trump and conservatives seeing terrorists all around them stocking up on guns “just in case”. They’re both scaredy-cats.