There's a lot of things going on nowadays. Some natural, like different things caused by weather and other things. Some things that are scary like a terror threat to some country. And some things that are upsetting, like a scandal.
In regards to scandals, people look at it in different ways and either lose hope or try to keep their hope alive.
Some say we are in the time during the birthpangs of Moshiach. While this may look like a cop out, that is not the purpose. It's not to throw off responsibility. People still need to improve the situation. But at least we understand that these challenges are happening at this time because as mentioned above. - Again, we still need to fix things.
We just try to keep our emunah up, otherwise it could crumble, G-d forbid. However, if we have faith there's a light down the road, then we keep going forward.