This is very sad to see.
Depression-era Americans were more optimistic about the future than are Americans today, reports Pew.
In the Depression,
[F]ully 60% thought that opportunities for getting ahead were better (45%) or at least as good (15%) as in their father's day.
And it turned out … they were right! (Give or take a dozen years.)
Ominous possibility: might the more pessimistic Americans of today be right too?