The World Doesn’t End In 2012
We’ve been talking about the Zombie Apocalypse for the better part of 3 years now and as December 21st 2012 approaches, it’s becoming abundantly clear (hopefully!) to most people that the world isn’t going to end in 2012. Really. It’s not. In fact, we may just make it to New Years, so hold onto your hats.
Frankly, I’m not surprised that so many have managed to make a buck on the whole doomsday prophecy. Heck, that’s what we do best: turn a capitalist and consumerist spin on anything. Think of all the books, vacation tours, movies, etc that are out there! It makes me wonder what fools the Mayans would think us to be if they were to see how much we’ve hyped everything. There are people that fully intend to give their bosses & jobs the shaft, spending all their money to enjoy their wealth right now… all in advance of the supposed meltdown. We can say we are living in the ‘end days’ all we want, but does that knowledge actually change what you do every day?
I’m more in favor of the idea that this is an opportunity for renewal, to look at ourselves and our humanity with blunt open eyes and face ourselves. What has humanity become? Where is our fortitude, our joie de vivre? We have become a shadow of our former selves, entrenched in mires of monetary mud, unwilling to stand up for what we believe in, trapped in the cyclical slavery of employment bondage. If anything comes of this apocalyptic rhetoric, let it be that we only have today and that we should be making the best we can possibly make of it. We are bound by the Universe to live our lives fully, without malice or greed, working in the human interest and pursuing knowledge to make the world a better place. These are not fluffy words, I tell you; no, indeed they are the truth that we all need to pay close attention to in our lives.
Whatever happened to the simplicity that is being a good person? Being good toward others? What shall we call this regression of humanity…?
Stop wasting time, friends. No, the world doesn’t end in 2012. Frankly, even if it did, what matters is whether or not you can say you lived a good life. Can you?