Suzi Q answers:
You have raised an interesting point.
I can’t give you a reason, but it’s my guess that the Mayan calendar’s end has had more extensive press–or “hype,” if you will.
To me it’s all reminiscent of the doom and gloom predictions surrounding Y2K that made the rounds in the late 1990’s.
Throughout history people have predicted the end of the world, and so far, it seems that none of them have gotten it correct yet.
I guess I’ve just lived through enough of them–1966 (especially June 6 of that year), 1975, 1988, New Year’s Day of 2000–that I no longer get frightened by such things.
I’m sure that it will end eventually, maybe even tomorrow or the next day, but life is too short to spend it worrying about such things. I just want to make my limited time here count, even though I know that I’ll never accomplish anything really great in the grand scheme of things.
If I can show a little kindness, give comfort to another, show a child the wonders of the world we live in, I think I’ll count my life well spent, and not fret about the end of the world (or at least civilization as we know it).