The psychology behind why people have to know when the world ends has fascinated me for years.
Firstly, the world is not going to end in 2012 as predicted according to the Mayan calendar. Anyone with an ounce of common sense will have realized that there were a milion and one reasons why the Mayans didn't finish that particular calendar. For instance, the craftsman who was doing it might have died. However, just to set that theory at rest, about a year ago, archeologists found another Mayan calendar, and it went well beyond 2012.
Next, let's get on with why so many are so fascinated about when the world is going to end.
a) If the world ends, they are going to die, and that haven't made peace with death yet.
b) Various religions talk about the end of the world. People fear the end of the world because that means they are going to die, and they haven't made peace with their mortality yet.
c) If the world ends, then they are going to die. They haven't made peace with the fact that they are only here for a short period of time and they can't cope with the fact that after they die, there isn't anything else.
d) If the world ends, and they haven't done all the things they want to do, then they are going to die unfulfilled. In short, they haven't made peace with the fact that they are going to die...