Monday, June 22, 2009

The End of the World

It has been predicted that as of December 21, 2012, the world will end. The ancient Mayan calendar indicates this, well as the writings of Nostradamus. Could these ancient people truly see that much of the future?

Today, some people throughout the world have quit their jobs and saved enough money to make it to December of that year in preparation for the end of what we know as our world. There is a count down of 1280 Days, 12 Hours, 07 Minutes, 23 Seconds as of right now, June 19.

Men and women are preparing for the Apocalypse by joining survival groups. They plan to live through this catastrophic happening by burrowing down. In order to survive, these people are gathering survival materials like water purifiers, vegetables seeds, masks, canned foods, MREs and other foods and supplies necessary to make it through. But what if. . . what if it doesn't happen. Should we take these predictions seriously? Who truly knows.

Remember the big scare of Y2K, the millennium bug? All computers were supposed to crash. . .well they didn't.

I for one an very skeptical and need more information before I believe. How do you as readers, feel about the end of the world in 2012? Leave a comment during your visit to my blog.

1 comment:

PJ Stuart said...

Hi Gwyn,
It has been a pleasure reading your blog. I have truly enjoyed the diversity of the subjects you choose and the enticing flow of your words. I can certainly understand your success as an author. I can't wait to read your novels.

It strikes me when I read or hear about people clinging to the myth of the end of our world predicted by the Mayans so long ago that people need something to believe in. One of my favorite sayings is, "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything." That hit home when I read your comments on the Mayan calendar. I think people are searching for something beyond themselves and because they have no foundation, they cling to outlandish predictions, crazy belief systems or follow a charismatic leader who will fill their heads with twisted lies. I try to live my life each day; tomorrow is not guaranteed and yesterday is past and finished. Do I always practice what I preach? No, but I remind myself when things are crazy that one thing is assured. Change is something we all have to live with and those who welcome and embrace change are happier people. I also know I can only control my attitude in any given situation and am powerless to change others. That is encouraging to me because then I only have myself to worry about and can let others live as they desire. The Mayans were an interesting civilization long ago, but change came to their society as well, no matter what they predicted would occur. Simplicity works for me; take one day at a time and plan for tomorrow, but don't set your heart on those plans. Anything can happen and usually does! Thanks for the thought provoking idea.
PJ Stuart