You may have left religion behind or even a belief in god. That doesn't mean you are no more a spiritual person. I think that is the thing to remember. Being spiritual and having an ethic toward this world is it'self a wonderful thing. It comes without all the cruelty domination, subjection to bullies either political or religious.............
This earth has been around so long and there has always been struggle for survival, or of one kingdom over another, one culture over another. There was a time not so far back, when our knowledge of what went on in the world was limited to those few who travelled and were able to recount their experiences. We relied upon our news outlets and that invariably gave a slanted view. If you ever wonder at moguls of the news world, you would be fascinated to find "how low" these media moguls stooped, to get a story. It had to be bad, dramatic, scary.
And now, we are constantly fed "news". The sort of news that will stir up anxiety or slant our views politically. If not for this constant stream of information we would all be living in our own little world........still.
I have taken the view that it is best to concentrate on what I can fix in sphere of influence and to distance myself from what is hopeless and out of my control. I have been a student of history at university and found that throughout history, the cruelty and the greatness of men is not so different from today. You were religious once weren't you? Perhaps one of the greatest weapons to our well being, brought about by religions is the tool of "dread" that they use to good effect in making us anxious about our future. Religion "needs" disaster and fear to survive and seem credible. I know it was my daily fare through out my childhood and young teenage years.
I hope you can start to choose, really choose, what you will subject your heart and thoughts too. Take some time to decide what you will allow into your mind. I'm not saying don't care, but it may be a good idea to find some interest or cause that you can help with. I'm an old sort of woman now compared to many who are probably on this site. But I have found that age is not a problem with an age group when a person such as yourself is concerned with global matters. Take it easy purrpurr and be very gentle with your heart and mind.