There have been several claims that the world is going to end. I recall that my roommate last year knew a guy that refused to get a job because he believed that the world was going to end in May 2011. Apparently this belief was linked to biblical beliefs, and I recall the tweets of that day saying ‘rapture’ with pictures of clothes lying on the ground. I also recall the head of this theory saying that it was a mistake; try again in October, which again did not happen. Now the countdown clock is focused on December 21, 2012 because of the Mayan colander.
The question posed by all of this fuss is whether or not the world is indeed going to end, and how. Some information that I know about the topic is that rapture will happen, or the poles of the Earth will reverse causing the world to be destroyed. I also know that science has shown that this idea is ridiculous. A point of view for this topic is that the rumors are true and that it is pointless to worry about anything because the world is going to end. The consequence of this point of view is that when the world does not end, life will have been wasted. Take the example of the guy from the beginning of this post, his belief in the end of the world led to him not having income for several months which could really hurt him financially in the future, if not already.