Two things have always been true about human beings. One, the world is always getting better. Two, the people living at that time think it's getting worse. It's because you get older, your responsibilities are different. Now I'm taking care of children instead of being a child. It makes the world look scarier. That happens to everyone.
-- Penn Jillette (1955-), American illusionist, juggler, and comedian, "Honest Questions with Penn Jillette" (2 November 2007), CNN