Friday, 21 December 2012

What if the world had ended today

Ever since the month of December had begun, some where or the other I had seen either posts or pictures about the world ending on 21/12/12. Well, writing a post on the D-day seemed exciting for it would give me some fodder to meander my thoughts and reflect on some vital questions about me and my life.

Whenever I see any post about the world ending, I would always stop to ask myself whether I was prepared to leave. I have also thought, 'What if the world was just ending as I was thinking about the world ending?' How would the end be, I wonder. Will the entire world just become ashes or will it be continent by continent. Somehow, I always think that the process of destruction will begin elsewhere but not in India. Like everyone, I imagine that the process can be delayed.



The thought of the world ending is not something new for a person who is born and brought up in a Christian household where Sunday-school becomes mandatory and Sunday-school teachers always harping on the fact that where would you want to go after you died. I was very scared when the teachers broached that topic, which would be invariably always. At the tender age of say, seven or eight, I had assumed that I was a bigger sinner than anyone else and that only hell was my final destination after I die. I would always be negotiating on the possibilities and pray, 'Please don't let me go to hell!'

Hell was nowhere when I started College. I was quite fascinated by the saying which adorns many a faded Tee shirt and quotable quotes for students - "Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere." I loved travelling and hence with a fierce mind started associating hell with excitement and fun. After all, one thinks that one is footloose and fancy free when in College. Whatever, I didn't want a destination in heaven.

Well, coming back to the world ending today, I would say that I would be glad to leave for I seem content and happy in my present state of mind. There are many things that I would have liked to do but they don't seem very important if the world is to end today.

What are your thoughts on this? I have already got the gut feeling that the world wouldn't end anytime soon but some of my friends ask me to wait till the clock strikes 12 tonight for that is the time the prediction time-frame ends. Why wait when I have better plans. See you on the other side of the date. Until then, be happy and sane.

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23 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind if the world ended today too! :)

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    1. Kindred spirit. We are all alive and kicking.

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  2. End is not always a ending might be a way or path of new beginning..... :)

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    1. Welcome here and what you've said is quite right. I wish you great beginnings.

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  3. Well there is still time .. it is to be around 11:15ish AM uk time when it is supposed to end .. os an hour is still left .. you never know :)


    and I wud not mind , it would be good so much evil is out there it will surly end ..

    and also I have had my christmas LUNCH and i ate like i pig so I am still full UP :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Bikramji, I waited this long to reply. So, we are here after all. Welcome to my world.

      Hope your beginning to 2013 was wonderful.

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  4. Hi Susan:
    Thanks for directing me to your blog today. What will be interesting is how many bloggers write about this date today. So far by my count it's two. Mine and now yours. Glad to see we're cut from the same cloth.

    Two optimists
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    Chris

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    1. Absolutely, Chris. Glad to share similar thoughts.

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  5. If the world were to end today, I'd say it's been a great ride to the end. Still a few things left undone though no regrets. Wishing you a lovely Christmas, Susan.

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    1. Glad that we're around dear Adura. I wish you and yours a lovely 2013.

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  6. I wish the world ended today, actually!
    We would be free from dying daily a bit inside...
    dying daily a bit inside on seeing the heinous crimes, injustice, atrocities, absurdities...

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    1. Inspite of everything, it's great to be alive, dear Shilpa. Happy New year to you :)

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  7. I wouldn't bother much if the world had ended today...and for the imagination part I always imagined the ending of the world would be like the one shown in film 2012...!

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    1. I am yet to see the film so I don't know exactly.

      A happy New Year to you.

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  8. I guess I'm not ready to go yet, but if the world ends, it ends- ready or not. So, I'm glad we're still here, and hopefully our tomorrows will be peaceful and full of joy.

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    1. Love.

      A happy New Year to you and yours, dear Myrna.

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  9. Almost there but no end in sight! sigh!

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  10. Almost there but no end in sight! sigh!

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  11. Had the world ended yesterday, then nothing would've mattered. But it would be interesting to know where our civilization is heading. Will mankind get its act together? Will we continue to dig our own grave? Having the apocalypse now feels premature.

    You discussed the process of the end of the world. I guess it would be a big blast from an asteroid impact and shatters the earth into an orbit of dust and gas. It's also possible that our civilization ends before the death of the earth, i.e. we all choke from the products of our hands - pollution and warfare.Th e earth itself continues to revolve around the sun, as "dead" planets do like Mars.

    Anywho, I'm glad we lived to see the day after the end of the world. :)

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    1. Age:

      Nothing would've mattered, yes. But I'm happy to have survived and also kickstart 2013.

      Your guess sounds scary, though.

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