Here is a piece of wisdom I have recently been thinking about. Nostalgia is not the pining of older people for a time that was simpler, it is the pining of older people for a time when they did not carry the burden of knowledge they currently have. While the magnitude and maybe frequency of horrific events has increased, the types of evils in the world are still the same. During the Roman Empire there was rape, murder, and corruption. The same goes for the middle ages all the way until today.
Looking back fondly of a time closer to your childhood and feeling that things were simpler and better is an illusion. People were murdered and disasters occurred then, too. The difference is that you did not have to shoulder the burden of taking care of yourself and others, nor ache for the loss of a loved one. My point is that there is no time better than now, you just weren’t aware of the bad things going on then. Think of that before you go on a tear about the youth of today, because the same bad things were done in your time only it was less crowded.