Yes, I agree in a sense that there is a very real danger in allowing all that is happening in society to distract us away from the ultimate source of our strength.
If we do not live to glorify God, all of what is happening around will consume our thoughts and ultimately away from our thrice Holy God.
Saying that however, we do live in this society and understanding how God wants us to react to these things is important.
I definately do not have how to do that figured out.