It's amazing how people are focusing on the negative aspects. We've been fed catastrophic news from the media; preparation delays, riots, violence... Then, refereeing mistakes, bias for the hosts, scandal, corruption... The pitch in Manaus is not good, it's too hot and humid... etc., etc. Wrong. We should all realize that we are facing a historical event. This is a World Cup for the ages. I was watching ESPN The World Cup Tonight and someone, after images of the Amazon, said "there's never been such an exotic locale for a World Cup game." True. Folks, let's look at the positives. Brazil is a fascinating country. It's full of contrast. It has enormous problems but also has enormous creativity, dynamism, and passion. Besides, the stadiums are gorgeous, the airports are holding (actually performing better than international averages), the Fan Fests are fun, riots and protests have been kept to a minimum, and things are going just fine. Yep, a couple of pitches are bad. It has happened in other Cups too. Most are perfect and are beautiful green carpets. Then, let's look at the football. Oh boy, this was a roller-coaster and it's only day 2!!! Controversial call in the opener! (Well, I particularly think it was human error rather than corruption or conspiracy) - but anyway, all very exciting. Croatia got the short end of the stick but I hope they recover. Still, we saw Neymar, the unphased 22-year-old guy, coming through for his team. We saw the players continuing to sing the full version of the National Anthem after FIFA finished the short version. We saw the Mexican coach giving to Klinsmann a lesson on how to be inspirational and how to believe. The Mexicans are my rivals but now I'm half-rooting for them. What a genuine and passionate guy! We saw Holland produce one of the most amazing performances of recent memory, with a goal (their first) that will be forever in the history of the tournaments as one of the most beautiful ever. I mean, this is top 5 of all time. Folks, we've seen it. We are witness to it. This is stuff we'll tell our grandchildren and will be written in football history books. We saw the defending champions crumbling in spectacular fashion, never seen to this degree. We saw Australia putting up a fight. And it's only day two. I'll tell you what: IT'S BEEN WILDLY ENTERTAINING. It's been lively, hot, steamy, full of drama, and it will only get better and better. Lurking, there are C. Ronaldo, Messi and the old Brazil-Argentina rivalry, Luis Suarez, Balotelli, the Germans, and the talented underdogs such as Bosnia... Even the United States might have a thing or two to say (can you all imagine how fun it will be if the USA gets a strong run?) This is a historical World Cup. Folks, stop complaining and enjoy the show. We're privileged to be seeing this, and it is likely to be one of the best ever, full of strong human emotions - revolt, rage, excitement, enthusiasm, exhilaration... It's messy just life is; it's imperfect just like football is; but it is full of passion, and is happening in one of the most ebullient nations on Earth. Enjoy!