It is a thoroughly modern mindset: “The now is what is important.” As a result people do not know history, or the foundations of civilization and the ideas the generated civilizations.
Beethoven consciously produced music that was not for the now but for ever….
If we are always lost in the tidal wave of now-news-in-the moment up to the minute, we have lost all perspective.
Keep at it. disengage. Read the classics… Engage when you choose, not because you have to.