Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Blog Post 2: End of the world

     Fear is something that I feel like drives the human race. People do not know how to react to fear and how to control that feeling. I was born in 2001, so I have no idea what it felt like to be nearing Y2k. My dad told me he remembers how some people were worried about computers crashing down, but that was really it. I think this all traces back to simply not knowing. Technology was booming and becoming more and more complicated. It was becoming newer and newer every day, and it makes sense that people were anxious about the year 2000. It was a whole new millennia. Talk of the 'end of the world' has always been a thing. People will always be superstitious and worry about the future. If someone says one thing and another person believes it, that can spread like wild fire and can cause people to freak out just a little bit. 

    I remember when the world was supposed to end in 2012. I was 11 years old and in 6th grade at the time. I remember sitting in my history class and us all staring at the clock, waiting for the exact time to pass on December 21st. That was when the world was supposed to end. I didn't think much of it, and neither did the rest of the class. We all thought of it more as a joke, but I'm sure there were people out there that truly believed it. This will be a continue cycle until the world does finally end one day (if it does) and people are always going to be fearful for it. 

    One of the things in this lecture that really interested me were the two men that both had bunkers of some sort to retreat to when things did start to go south. These people have armor, food, thousands of gallons of water, bed, etc. The other man who had the large place which wealthy people have already bought for themselves to keep themselves safe for when things get bad. Again, I think that this is all fear driving these people to go to such extremes. When the world 'ends' again, these are the people that I will be thinking about. 


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