As we come to the beginning of 2012, do you think people are thinking about the

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  1. Tante Gretchen profile image60
    Tante Gretchenposted 9 years ago

    As we come to the beginning of 2012, do you think people are thinking about the end of the world?

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 9 years ago

    I'm sure there are some very silly people who really believe this nonsense.

    I always wonder what they think AFTER the supposed date has passed.  Do they realize how foolish they have been or are they still ready to buy into the next bit of this nonsense that comes along?

  3. whonunuwho profile image66
    whonunuwhoposted 9 years ago

    No, not so much, however, I have noticed that many people seem to be showing a genuine caring for their fellow man...Families in need, giving to charities, and those in need of a helping hand. Perhaps it is a time to re-think our existence on this planet and what we should do to preserve our present way of life around the world(or improve it).

  4. CloudExplorer profile image77
    CloudExplorerposted 9 years ago

    I think many people seem to follow whatever agenda that's being pushed onto the masses, and so with that said.  If there was a media engine that was pushing the tale of such bad fortune in a major way, than the overall appearance as such would be the case. 

    I think all the propaganda on the end of the world saga fantasy has been played out many months ago, and currently has very little if any relevance or hold on things now. This is a factor primarily based on popular demand for certain things people are viewing and possibly falling for these days.

    Pretty much its not being pushed enough so it won't be the issue to discuss pretty much, and whats hot on people's minds overall.  Especially the fact that Christmas was just yesterday, and people have been thinking mostly about the positive, as opposed to such a year end spoiler as the Fictional end of the World mess.

    Just look out for any new commercial's though that might attempt to steal the spot light in the days to come till 2012 hits, so to achieve monetary lift off, in the theme of earning the most viewers as in any social media web source, or on TV, which they've been been doing year in and year out.  You never know, Right!

    Don't forget the Y2K false alarm scare back in 2000, and Harold Campings false biblical prophecy, being spread, which also was a fail back in April If I do recall.

  5. NiaLee profile image61
    NiaLeeposted 9 years ago

    I am sure a lot of people look at the events of these three last years and realize that something is up: normal order of evolution or conspiracy things are changing and the pace is getting faster and faster.
    Yes, people around me do. My religious friends refer to their holy books and quote verses of prophecies (Koran and Revelation in the Bible), some others have read even studied about Nostradamus and many others about the 2012 event. We will see. I do keep an open mind, faith and work on being a better person, taking better care of my kids and I am at peace with everything.

  6. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 9 years ago

    i wasn't until i read this question! no, not really, why think about it when we can get on with life? that's like worrying about a cancer that may never come...

  7. WindMaestro profile image59
    WindMaestroposted 9 years ago

    I do no see why they should. Let's face it, when you fashion a calender onto a circular object, it obviously has to end sometime.

  8. xethonxq profile image68
    xethonxqposted 9 years ago

    Oh, I'm sure there are several people thinking about the end of the world. I remember in 1999 there were people stocking up on food and water preparing themselves for the world to end on Jan. 1, 2000. Well, it came and went and nothing happened except some computer glitches. Whoopee doo. It got corrected and everything was fine. Needless to say, there will still be people out there that will be panicking and over-reacting to the possibility something might happen. There will likely be many documentaries, news reports, and TV made movies about what everyone thinks will happen on 12/21/12. Maybe we should start a prediction page or something that we can all check out on 12/22/

  9. Matt in Jax profile image60
    Matt in Jaxposted 9 years ago

    I think that people are thinking of it now more than normal. But it is a topic that shouldn't be on people's minds. They should be living it up like every day is the last day of the universe.

  10. lostdogrwd profile image59
    lostdogrwdposted 9 years ago

    no there not thinking about the end of the world but they know something is just not right in this world for there no humanity for the people for this world for one another.

    1. Sterling Mathis profile image61
      Sterling Mathisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      God makes it clear that no man would know the day nor hour but he never said we wouldnt no the season. He's given us hope for his second coming in 2nd Timothy also in Mathew 24. These are the warning signs.

  11. mathira profile image81
    mathiraposted 9 years ago

    I am not sure of the world ending in 2012 as god keeps certain things suspense. There are people who believe that the world will end in 2012 and I pity them as they will be losing the happiness of the present in the fear of the unknown future.

  12. Seeker7 profile image92
    Seeker7posted 9 years ago

    I think the people who genuinely believe in certain prophecies will be thinking about nothing else I would guess. For others, some will be amused, some will be scathing, some will be half in half and the rest won't give a monkey's whether it's true or not. 

    For me, I don't think the world will end as suggested in December 2012, but if it was to happen, there's not much we could do about it anyway, so why worry. I'll just keep on doing what I'm doing at present and enjoying myself as much as I can!

  13. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 years ago

    According to Harold Camping and his Kool Aid Kids, the world was supposed to end in May of 2011... then in October of 2011... then he wisely decided to shut up and go away.

    So hey, we dodged two bullets already this year, might as well make it a hat trick in 2012.

  14. Rehana Stormme profile image72
    Rehana Stormmeposted 9 years ago

    I've noticed that people really are thinking about the 'end of the world 2012' thanks to the media really getting the word around. But amusingly, people usually talk about it in an off-hand manner. Like, someone says, "Hey, happy new year, 'supposed to be the end of the worlddd," and the other person just laughs it off like it's no big deal. To many people, 2012 being the end of the world, is just another dismissible thing at the back of their minds. There are very few people who are truly concerned about it being the true annihilation of majority of the world population.

    Personally, I'm still looking deeper into the issue. I think both sides have convincing arguments. It really could be the end of the world in that major catastrophes could occur and create endangerment/extinction scenarios for humanity. On the other hand, it could be just another false alarm and the day will come and pass like any other. Either way, I think the best thing to do is be positive and live your life one day at a time. "Live everyday like it is your last" - if we all did that, may be the world would be a better place...

  15. Cordelia July profile image59
    Cordelia Julyposted 9 years ago

    Some people those who believe, but I personally don't. I think what scientists do is -
    1)Want to get money from people
    2) Scare people
    3) One scientist lied, others copied
    4) Mayan Calendar ends on that day
    5)Scientists predicted on many end of the world dates, like they started barely when Earth appeared.


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