My guess is as we pass the 1/2 century mark, we feel a sense of the scene in which Scrooge sees ghosts of past, present and future! There is a sense of urgency at 50 that one doesn’t feel at 30 or 40! We see our aging family members pass on and become frailer with age! We feel a need to put a bow on our life as far as security! With the political ups and downs some people feel uneasy!
But, if you think of the early 1940’s both of our countries have survived much worse!
Do not let your heart be troubled!
The Leftists have left us!