Are You Ready for 2012 And The End of the World?
2012 is Just Around the Corner
"Are you ready for december 2012?" This question was asked of me by a friend just the other evening. It really struck me as an odd question, considering that I am really not even ready for next week.
So my friend began to explain that according to the Mayan calendar, the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Now this bit of information got my attention immediately. It is not everyday that a news story comes along with so much potential to disrupt my life.
The fact that the Mayan calendar ends on that day is offered to me as proof. "Something must be done", he explained.
Now the wheels in my mind are really turning, mostly wondering who the Mayans are. I am familiar with many families that live in my neighborhood and don't recall anyone by that name. Perhaps they are the new family that moved in down the street. Maybe I will get them a new calendar as a house warming gift.
"The Mayans are an ancient people", he exclaimed, "they are no longer around".
Well then it seems there is no rush on the house warming gift. Probably another victim of the economy, I though to myself. "Where did they move to?" I asked.
Now it was at this point that I was beginning to notice that my friend was growing annoyed. He was shaking his head and waving his arms around frantically. Perhaps the Mayan's were relatives of his, but how was I supposed to know this?
"Just forget about the whole thing"! he shouted as he walked out the door.
Its Best to be Prepared
Now I may never know what upset my dear friend so much, but I certainly will not forget something as important as the end of the world. After all, people do not go around spreading such ideas unless they are based in fact. This end of world idea is even found on the internet, which means there must be some truth to the idea.
So, I now find myself compiling a list of things that I wish to accomplish in my lifetime. After all, the days are quickly running past and the time is getting short.
The first thing on my to do list is to make sure my finances are all in order for those who are left behind. This is going to take alot of work, as anyone who has seen my bank statements can surely attest. Lucky for me the end of the world will not leave any survivors, so I won't waste any time on this step.
I would really like to write a novel in my lifetime, I have always felt there is one floating around inside my head somewhere. I need to get to work immediately on this because I feel that it will take at least six months to accomplish this. Then again, there will be nobody around to read it, so maybe I won't spend much time on this here idea either.
The more that I think about this, perhaps there is not much to prepare for. Perhaps just a wide screen television so I will be able to watch the news footage of all the surprised people who spent their life savings on preparations. Either way, December 21, 2012 is sure to be a big news day. I hope I am around to watch it unfold.
Are you a believer?
Do you feel there is any truth in the theory that the world will end in 2012?
© 2011 Christopher J Wood