Since I can remember understanding about things like this it seems like the end of the world is always around the corner. Watch the news for long enough and you will get the distinct feeling that everything that is happening in the world, be it the scientific, political, religious or geographic world, is leading to one thing; the certain and imminent demise of human life. This is not only confined to the world but expands to the galaxy beyond our grasp and control. So even when you may talk yourself into believing that we can fix the environment and politicians will pull back the reins before world war “the end” happens or religious leaders will find ways of calming the masses and keeping everyone happy you cannot guarantee there isn’t some rock hurtling towards earth that will smash us to smithereens.
So I sit here, in my little house, on this little spot in the little world waiting for the sky to fall. I think of my three little children and the fourth on the way and scenes from “2012” or even worse “The Road” pop into my mind and I have to make a conscious effort not to think about these things. But still I remember one of my readers leaving a comment talking about the impact not having crude oil would have on the world and I keep remembering that there would be no plastics and therefore important things like IV’s in hospitals won’t be available anymore. The I start thinking recycling HAS to be mandatory all around the world and I don’t want to be like that guy in “The Road” with his son and what if I get sick and who’s to say I would even survive if something horrible happened to the world and blah di blah di blah.
And now forget about huge, monumental things, let’s think about the big things that can happen that do not mean the end of the human race but only the end of my world here in my little spot in my world. I am not sitting in the most peaceful region on the planet and only God knows what’s around the corner here. It is not a lot of fun.
So my question to you is: (assuming the you who are answering the question are of an older generation than I or can ask someone who is of an older generation) Has the world always been ending? I mean has it been ending this eminently? Is it human nature to await, predict, anticipate and fear the end like it was happening tomorrow? I sincerely hope your answer to this is YES! so that I can stop planning (in my head only of course and quietly and never admitting to anyone around me, that is) what I would do in every conceivable end of world scenario my over active imagination can come up with.