Were previous generations more tougher and able to cope much better than today?

When you think about WW2, and difficult times but they got by. Now we can't seem to cope with much at all but I don't know what made things change. Do you think it was because people were more supportive with each other and not materialistic? I'm interested in history, and it seems like now... show more When you think about WW2, and difficult times but they got by. Now we can't seem to cope with much at all but I don't know what made things change.

Do you think it was because people were more supportive with each other and not materialistic?

I'm interested in history, and it seems like now everything is about material things, whereas in the past most people didn't have much but they were better for it.
Update: What has happened? Where has it all gone wrong?

Do you think people have become more selfish now, and no concern about others?
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