It’s Not the End of the World

It’s Not the End of the World

At least that’s what my mother used to say when I had a problem. And, no, the world is not going to end on December 21st, 2012 either. Are you nervous, though, even a little? Are you having an End-of-the-World party tonight, just in case?

I’ll admit to having wondered about this prophecy, as to whether or not there could be anything to it. End-of-the-world fear is nothing new to me.

I was born while the Cold War was going on and in later years recall my mother talking about the building of bomb shelters in our town. Though I don’t remember it, I lived through the Cuban Missile Crisis and I have a dim memory of the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. We were taught about the Atomic Bomb in school. Wikipedia lists 39 movies about nuclear issues that were produced between 1963 and 2012. Of course, I saw more than a few of them.

I lived through 1984 and sweated out New Year’s Eve 1999 with my family, relieved to see the new millennium dawn without mishap. Even my recurring nightmare depicts what feels to me like the end of the world.

I know it all sounds foolish in the aftermath but when you are exposed to such fear as a young child it is not so easily dismissed. Can you relate to this?

Earlier this year I joked that the Mayan calendar ended on December 21st, 2012 because the Mayans ran out of paper. Is it something to joke about? Maybe not, but it’s not something to worry about either. Many people believe on December 21st, we’ll experience nothing more than the continuation of a wonderful energy shift.

I’ve already prepared Hajra’s guest post for Saturday the 22nd and I will be here to publish it. Life will go on and no matter what happens on December 21st, if anything, we will be okay.

What are you thinking about this day?

photo credit: Katerha

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?