Yes, it’s a modern phenomena to think about these things. Probably because we have much time on our hands compared to our ancestors.
Before they had to forrage food, work 12 hours in the factory, wash their clothes by hand, walk to where they were going because there was no transportation, make food from scratch, etcetera. They had enough events happening in their life that their mind didn’t have much time to philsophise.
Not that there is anything wrong with philosphy, but I think it’s important to have a certain amount of daily activity so we don’t get lost in our thinking.