Where will We Stand in 2012? Dead or Alive?
Something that I have been interested in learning more about is when the world will come to an end. I remember many of my friends talking about it many times the past few months. All of them saying how the world will come to an end in the year 2012. They would all talk about how we were going to die, and how everything in this world will all disappear, but I didn’t learn more at that time because then again they’re just teenagers. They didn’t really specify the things that were going to happen at that time, and how exactly things would go. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know many people think that 2012 is the year we will all die. Some people say with all the weird things that have been going on with the weather and stuff that maybe we will die this year. From what I’ve heard, we will die this year due to earthquakes and other natural disasters. For example, one time I was watching the national geographic channel, and I heard that it is true that this year we will all die. In some places there will be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and many other natural disasters. This is what I’ve heard, but then again nobody ever really knows when the world will actually come to an end.
I have always been interested in wanting to know when the world will end. If we are really going to die in 2012, but I never really took the time to research information about it. One thing that I know for sure is that people before have predicted the world to end and it actually never happened. I believe that the world will end in 2012, but at the same time I really don’t believe it. I don’t think it will because like I mentioned already, people have said the world was going to end before, but it actually didn’t happen. I also believe it will end because I’ve seen it before on the history channel. Personally, It’s funny to me how the Mayan calendar points to the exact date as to when the world will end.
Being that I didn’t have a lot of background information as to when the world will actually end, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across this one article on the history website from the 2007 New York Times: http://www.history.com/topics/the-end-of-the-world. This article provided a lot of information and opinions as to when the world when will end. According to this article, “These theorists believe that on December 21, 2012, the Earth will experience unprecedented, cataclysmic disasters ranging from massive earthquakes and tsunamis to nuclear reactor meltdowns.” This statement didn’t really surprise me at all because from what I’ve heard before there will be earthquakes going on and tsunamis that will lead to the end of the world. Though it did make me feel a bit scared because honestly I’m not ready to die yet. I don’t think that any of us are really ready to die. It’s scary to think about how an earthquake or a tsunami or any other natural disaster will happen not to far from now.
In another article, “Will the world really end in 2012?” http://history.howstuffworks.com/central-american-history/world-end-in-2... there was this one statement that made me agree with it. It stated: “But in the real world, it's not a Mayan woman but the Mayan calendar that some speculators believe foretells an apocalyptic event. It even gives us a potential date for the theoretical downfall: Dec. 21, 2012.” I believe this is true because there have been many occasions as to where I have heard that the Mayan calender does point to the date as to when the world will end. Also in this article it stated: “7 reasons the world will end in 2012” ,http://buburuza.net/2008/08/seven-reasons-the-world-will-end-in-2012-proven-scientifically/, it gives seven reasons as to how they know the world will end in 2012. As I read this I came across the Mayan calendar once again as being a reason. Strange isn’t it? As I go through many articles I somehow end up seeing the Mayan calendar. The thing that creeps me out the most is that it also says: “The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012.” This is just really strange and creepy that these articles point to the Mayan calender as being one of the reason’s to how they know that the world will end in 2012.
In my opinion all of this makes me think that we probably are going to die this year in 2012. I’ve learned that if we do die this year that it would be earthquakes and tsunamis that will occur. Not only those things but also other natural disasters. Is the date that the Mayan calendar points to true or not? Will the year 2012 be the year in which the world ends? Scary to even think about it knowing we are young but I guess we’ll just have to wait til December 21, 2012 comes to see if the world will really end. Be prepared!