Did you spend the previous night anticipating an earthquake or an Earth shattering catastrophe ? Contrary to popular myth, the Mayan calendar does not foretell doom in 2012.
According to Juan Cole,a history professor at the University of Michigan,
“What amazes me is that you can get people excited about dangers to their world by twisting some text from an ancient civilization,” he wrote on his blog. “But you can’t get them worried about an actual set of threats that really do have the potential to threaten human existence.”
So long as there is money to be made from people’s fear, we’ll keep seeing the bookshops stocked with a disproportionate amount of doom and Google ads linking to websites with doomsayers’ warped versions of reality and fake soothsayers uttering divine revelations in a frenzied state.
So what did you do today ? I spent the day studying coordinate geometry. Guess you can’t escape hardwork even if some misinterpreted legend says the world is going to end 🙂