posted on Nov, 25 2012 @ 06:58 PM
I can relate to and empathize with 2012 believers. And I can see the potential for deep disillusionment and depression arising from the failure of
anything to occur. Not because they want the world to end (at least I hope not,) but because the fulfillment of a prophecy or prediction would open a
lot of possibilities for meaning and purpose in people's lives.
Some people have a deep need for belief in the mystical. (That is not an attack on such beliefs. I hope by now my posts on ATS have demonstrated by
deep respect and affection for many different belief systems.) And many of those people have been disillusioned again and again in their belief
structures. I know, because I used to be in precisely that same boat many, many years ago. And in some ways, I'm still picking up the pieces
intellectually and emotionally. You may think such beliefs or needs are ill conceived in the first place, and thus laugh it off or believe people get
what they sow for themselves. But it's not that simple for some people.
This date, to them, may represent something that finally, crucially, could prove the existence of the mystical, the divine, the extraterrestrial, or
even the psychic, or all of the above. If nothing happens, most will reassess their beliefs and move on, sure. But I have no doubt that there will be
some who suffer devastating disappointment and disillusionment.
I just said this in another topic today, but I feel it bears repeating. We have it within ourselves to twist the knife in those people's hearts when
they're at their lowest, or to show them some empathy and kindness if nothing happens on December 21st. I encourage everyone to do the latter, but of
course, it is your individual prerogative and you will do as you will do. But please at least think about it.
edit on 11/25/2012 by AceWombat04 because: Typo