So I know I'm not the first person to say this, but this is definitely is one of the biggest things plaguing people nowadays. Obvious things worsening this is social media (especially twitter) and the mainstream media sensationalizing everything. To be clear, I'm not saying that you shouldn't make yourself aware of what's going on. However, this obsessing over everything is killing us. Even before COVID, this was a big problem (one guy in the office said that he literally spent all day Sunday watching all the networks for political coverage). Look at the headlines nowadays and what would you think? Coronavirus is going to kill billions and we will never have the same way of life ever again. Either Trump is gonna turn the US into a fascist dictatorship or Biden is gonna unleash full blown communism. A race war is gonna burn down all our cities and suburbs. China is gonna nuke is. On and on and on . . .
The fact is that A) We're always going to have conflicts/disasters/politicians we don't like. This is a fact of life that isn't going away. If you were born in the 90's, you witnessed 9/11, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and the 08/09 financial crisis, just to name some things off the top of my head. Bad thing happen; we get through them and move on. B) Despite everything that is going on right now, for most people, this is without a doubt the best time to be born in terms of having control of your life.
Seriously, the hours that people spend pouring into Fox/CNN or reading garbage on Twitter is not productive towards life; "keeping myself informed" is just a way of wasting time and doing nothing that people have invented to give themselves an excuse to not move forward. 5 minutes on google news browsing headlines is all you need. Put that energy into literally anything else; study hard to get a good gpa, put in work to prepare for those interviews, learn new skills that you can use to get a better job, look into starting a business, find a sport you like to play or lift weights, hang out with your friends or join a club to get new ones. When people fix a lot of the things wrong with their own lives, they come to realize how many of the things in the news really don't matter.