End of the World Disappoints Many

Posted on February 19, 2013 by

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December 2012 has passed, and Earth and its people are still here.

The date was rumored to be the end of the world because it was the exact date of the end of the final cycle of the Mayan calendar; however, whether the end of the Mayan calendar meant the end of the world split many people. Skeptics and non-believers pointed out the abundance of end of the world prophecies that never came true, the fact that the Mayans couldn’t predict the mysterious demise of their own civilization, that the end of the Mayan Calendar is just like the end of any normal calendar, etc.

“I thought the whole thing was just stupid,” junior Aaron Kulaga said.

Believers prepared for the apocalypse and looked for ways to prove it, citing that Nostradamus also had predictions that said the world would end in 2012. The Nostradamus claim was never concretely substantiated.

It is now clear that the world has not ended.  Despite this, there is no denying that the date was pop culture phenomenon.

The movie 2012 was made about it, and it could easily be said that the date was probably the most interesting thing about the year 2012.

In the days and weeks leading up to it, all over social networking one could see celebrities and average citizens either talking about their preparations for the end or joking about how stupid they thought it was.

Now that it is gone, what’s next? For those who never cared about it in the first place, it’s life as usual.

“I’m glad it’s over. I thought it was ridiculous,” senior Anthony Parzanese said.

For the believers, though, it’s just more time to prepare.

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