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So, apparently the world may well end tomorrow. Or, it may not. No one can be quite sure of this.

Now, I'm not one to buy into discordant scientific claims that the world may end, but I do find it interesting the reaction that is generated when you tell someone that the world may end in a day.

Tell someone that the world may end and what is the first reaction? Some will assume it's a joke, a terrible joke, but a joke none-the-less. Some will panic, assume the worst. Others will take the news with a grain of salt but not over-react. The skeptics will be many, but so will the believers, and yet I think the gut instinct of most will be to make sure those they love and care about know this, regardless.

As for me, I'm not convinced the world will end. In fact, I would be more worried that the nay-saying scientists and the media will blow this so out of proportion that mass-induced hysteria will result as opposed to the world being sucked through a black hole.

Will I change what I plan to do tomorrow? No. Will I make a conscious effort to let those dearest to me know how I feel? Yes, but not because the world may end but because we should all do it more often than we do.

Mind you, this whole topic throws open the question, what would you do if the world was coming to an end? Is there is a list of things you would like to do before the end of the world? If you knew that the world really was coming to an end, how would you spend your last day? Is there anything you would say to someone if the world was ending that you wouldn't otherwise say? What would you do?

So, what say you, o'flist?

Date: 2008-09-09 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gos72.livejournal.com
If I knew the world was ending, I'd go and buy tickets to the event and maybe also turn on the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. But given that it's already been turned on, I'll just have to go and see what Apple has announced as far as new ipods goes.

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