Is the world a better place than it was 10 or 20 years ago? We say yes.
Sure, you've got Islamic extremists beheading ethnic minorities in Iraq, Russian empire building in in Eastern Europe and a continuous cycle of violence and death in Gaza. Even worse, the price of a decent açaí bowl has really gotten out of control. But, the children are learning Jiu Jitsu, and that's what really matters.
Ten years ago, I could not have imagined watching a video on YouTube featuring a 22-year black belt World Champion phenom teaching a seminar to very little children on one of the more elegant and nuanced open guard techniques in BJJ. God bless our modern society and Jiu Jitsu!