posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 05:06 PM
This is because most people first heard of the date due to some doom hype somewhere... especially TV shows, movies, or internet forums/email chains.
Sometimes a direct friend/family who is new to it and still in the early stages of trying to understand and gets them all scared, etc.
So their introduction is usually from that direction (for better and worse).
Then as most people move through the information available and perspectives offered, the end of the world idea falls away. Similar to how children's
bible stories fall away as a person grows older and learns more, reads more, meets more people and perspectives, etc.
There is a natural progression toward the more positive perspectives as the person's fears disappear and understanding appears.
This is a good thing to see happening. Why fall to the assumption it is "backtracking"?
Read discussions of scientists in centuries past... they go into some pretty far out directions that are absolutely wrong in their path towards
finding out what is really going on that winds up being "right".
Also: Perhaps view it like transitioning from a person terrified to go into a haunted house to someone who isn't even startled. Most people start out
in the subject on the "scared" end because it also usually comes at a time when they are realizing a lot of things they thought they knew aren't true
(government, family, religion, whatever).
edit on 26-11-2012 by ErgoTheConclusion because: (no reason given)