posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 12:33 AM
I believe it is safe to say most of the readers of this post were alive to experience the Y2K drama. As I personally recall, there wasn’t much
concern about the world completely imploding, but it was generally feared our technology was about to be toast.
Extending that degree of perspective hyperbole, for better or worse, we are:
• In surviving Y2K, we were here as the calendar put three zeros behind the front number for the first time in 1,000 years
• Experiencing the historic first presidency of a black person in America,
• Witnessing the proliferation and ubiquitous presence of the internet/world wide web,
• Witnessing an explosion of other technological wonders from the microwave oven to the LHC and everything between
• Less than 50 years from the first step on the moon (or so we have been told)
• Possibly the first generation to witness travel to other planets
• Unfortunately, one of the first generations in human history with the tools to exact self-imposed extinction upon ourselves
• Present as the world’s population passes the 7 BILLION mark
• Only a bit past the second deadliest earthquake on record which occurred in Haiti in 2010
• Feel free to insert your favorite additional trivia here…..
I have not been able to fully accept the gloom and doom of Dec. 21 beyond whatever we create ourselves through the act of self-fulfilling prophecy. I
have no doubt that whether the world ends or not, there will be some pretty ugly things going on up to and including that day as we sprint to cross
the line in the sand. We don’t have to be psychic to see the potential for a lot of damage done in such a manner.
My point is, isn’t it kind of neat to be here when such a grand anniversary passes for the Mayan people? They were masters at their craft and
regardless of the full, true meaning of this date, it is incredibly significant. In fact, given a generous average lifespan over the last 5,000 years
of roughly 40, then this only happens once in every 125 life spans, but in actuality only once in every 500 - 20 year generations!!!
Hopefully nothing extinction level will happen on the 21st, but most of us won’t be in a position to stop it regardless. So, is it possible to step
back and appreciate it for the historical value alone and hope for the best?
Just a rambling thought…….thankfully my brain only works like this if I’m awake or asleep.