The end of the world is near? So what?!

If you believe the Mayans and their calendar, then you are expecting the imminent end of the world some time at the end of this calendar year. Some say the Mayans weren’t really predicting the end of the world or time for that matter. It’s just that they ran out of time. Imagine your tasked with drawing out a calendar for the so-called near future. You’d stop after planning out a few thousand years too, right?

That’s probably what happened to the Mayans’, more than likely. They said, “Hey, we’ve been at this calendar thing for a while and we’ve got the next four thousand or so years planned out…we’re good, right?” I’m sure they imagined they had plenty of time as a civilization to revisit that if necessary and draw it out further.

On the other hand, what if they did foresee the end of the world to be in our time? I hear a lot of people claim the weather trends and social disasters of our time are part of the foreshadowing of this coming Apocalypse. There’s not much we can do about it, except sit back and watch. I doubt there’s any government-led super secret project to save us like in the movies. I mean, c’mon, for real. You expect the government to bail us out of extinction level catastrophe? Yeah, right. did you follow the debt ceiling crisis last year? We’d be SCREWED!

So, what we can do is live our days like they’re the last. Enjoy our last year as a species. And in the miracle event the Mayans were wrong and we’re spared, you’d be no better off than before. You’d probably be much better off. Here are a few ideas to get you started enjoying your final months:

  • Call your mother. Even if you don’t have a mother, call another mother. They’d love to hear from you.
  • Try something new for once in your life. Would it kill you to have one bite of sushi for crying out loud?! I mean, if were gonna die, at least try the eel roll. It’s delicious.
  • Work harder. It will help pass the time while waiting for impending doom.
  • Be kinder to others. Maybe holding the door open for others a little more often might get you head of the line privileges in front of St. Peter, if you’re of that belief. Which brings me to…
  • Start believing in a Higher Power. What harm could it do? Plus, its always best to have a back-up plan.

Of course, these are just suggestions. I’m sure there are many more out there that will suit your needs too. Just remember, you can’t roll the opposite way in the face of impending doom. I mean, don’t go telling your boss/teacher/parents/other-authority-figure off just because your think we’re all goners. Or don’t start a string of robberies to support a degenerative gambling habit. Or don’t quit bathing until Kingdom Come. Please, nobody wants that!

What if you’re wrong? Not fun then, huh? And if the Myands were right, well then you’ve got that whole St. Peter issue to deal with…


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