When the sky is falling it's always wise to look around for an old duffer. They've seen the sky fall before. If the old duffer isn't running around in panic you can relax a little bit.
Here's a great example. Jim Gaines writing in the New York Times about his transition from a substantial, stable career in print to the uncertainties of an all digital web journalism site, FLYP. Now, Gaines is only 61 so I guess I'm in the same Duffer category. But I find his take both thoughtful and valuable.