The 21st December 2012 has come and gone… And The World Is Still HereDecember 23, 2012
Well, what were you doing when the world was about to end on the 21st December? Laughing? Crying? Keeping your tin hat firmly on your head in anticipation of the collapse of civilisation, as we know it? Or did you spend your time regretting that you didn’t act on your bucket list sooner? I suggest, dear reader, that while some people were trying to congregate on a French mountain, in the belief that aliens would arrive to take them to a safe place, most of us were at work, school, or home. In other words, it was business as usual.
There was of course another event, which happens on that day every year without fail. But a bunch of people gathering at Stonehenge to celebrate the Winter Solstice wasn’t going to make big news. Not when you have people using up their life savings to stock up on supplies, dig bunkers and generally wait for the end to come. Bet they feel stupid now.
What is it with these doomsday people? Every time a new date is set for the end of the world (remember the Rapture last year?) they get super fearful and super excited. They’re like auto-erotic asphyxiation enthusiasts, who, with the help of a rope, someone’s hands, or an orange, get themselves to the point where death is almost certain, but pull back at the last minute… and behold! The orgasm!
Within all of us, to a greater or lesser degree, there’s a smug satisfaction in being proven right, but how will that be savoured when you leave this world with the rest of us? Personally, I’ll take my chances with the four horsemen when they come. I should only be fearful when there’s something to be fearful about.
So, until the next apocalyptic prediction arrives…