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Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010: The Countdown to 2012--The End of the World--Will Now Begin in Earnest

Posted on Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Crap. Y2K all over again. What a pain. You would think people learned something about superstitious feelings of foreboding due to some obscure theory.
It would be worth it if the fear of impending doom changed the world in some way. It didn't in 2000. Except, maybe, everyone was so distracted by the potential for immediate disaster that the preparations caused less effort to go into the usual day to day chipping away at wiping out the earth.
On the plus side, I have two years to save money so when the stock market dips, I can grab up some deals. Hell, I can buy up stock now in companies that will benefit from the end of the world hibbie-jibbies.
Still, I don't get this whole panic thing. If, on the off chance, the Mayans had some supernatural insight into when the world will end, why panic? Why even give it thought? It is what it is. Nothing can change the inevitable. The only thing we have the power to change is how we spent our time each day that we are alive. This is true if the world ends in 2012 or when the world ends after a lifetime.
--- See you in 2013 (Crap. Year 13! Maybe 2014 will be a safe year.)

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