The End of the World – I’ll Pass

So, theoretically, the end of the world is on December 21 of this year.  That is, of course, if you subscribe to the belief that the Mayan calendar stops at that date because that is the end of the world.  I don’t.

If I look at this logically, I don’t believe that the end of the Mayan calendar equals the end of the world.  After all, every year, people throw out calendars when the year ends.  The world doesn’t end every time the calendar stops looking forward.  The time that is being charted ends.  Or maybe they ran out of space.  Or maybe, just maybe, their calendar folks just figured that over five thousand years was long enough.

If I look at the idea emotionally, then I seriously can’t fathom the idea of the world ending in two weeks.  There’s a really simple reason why I can’t imagine that.  My kids.

The End of the World - I'll Pass

Look at that face. How could the world end with something so vibrant in it?

Norton is just so amazing and is figuring out things every day.  His vocabulary is growing by leaps and bounds.  I couldn’t fathom a time when Norton stops being curious and expressive.  And Eudora has just such a bright and sunny personality.  Her eyes light up when she smiles.  I can’t imagine that light ever being extinguished.

Quite frankly, if I’d ever held with that nonsense about the end of the world coming so soon, I couldn’t have had children.  There’s no way that I could deliberately bring new lives into the world if I’d had the expectation that those beautiful lives would be snuffed out because an ancient calendar stopped predicting.

Mind you, if one were interested in going through and studying the history of the Maya and other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, one would find that the calendar is a keeper of time and events, so it’s the end of a cycle, not the end of the world.

So with that in mind, I’ll make sure that I have my Christmas shopping done, regardless of what some think will occur on Winter Solstice.

What are your thoughts on the Maya panic?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. I can’t say I”m super concerned 😉

  2. I actually hadn’t thought about it until I read this post 🙂

  3. I hadn’t thought about it, but I’m definitely not worried!

  4. I am not worried..

  5. I second Wendys “I can’t say Im super concerned”! 😀

  6. I don’t buy the end of the world crap! Apparently they are off of 10 years or something… It will happen when it will happen and there’s nothing we can do about it!

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