Saturday, December 22, 2012

Blogspiration 31: Nothing Happened

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author’s choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.

So, the world didn't end.  This fact in no way surprised me, though I'm sure a number of people were shocked by this.  I often wonder, why do people listen when someone claims to know when the apocalypse will happen?  So many people have been  wrong before.  It just seems like a bad bet to make.  Here's a piece of advice.  If someone bets you that the world will end on a certain date, you bet against them.  No matter how certain they are, bet that the world will continue on as it always has.  If they're right and everyone dies, they can't collect their winnings.  And if you're right and you go about your daily business, you'll do so with a little extra something in your pocket.  This is the best bet you can ever make.

Anyway, since I've been thinking along these lines all weekend, this quote seemed appropriate.

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This is exactly how it felt as December 21st passed into the early hours of December 22nd without incident.  I'm sure I'll see this happen a few more times in my life.  After all, there's a lot of money to be made in the apocalypse business.  People have books to sell, gimmicks to peddle.  I see the motivation of the profiteers.  It makes sense, even if it isn't entirely honest.  What I don't understand is the people who honestly want the world to end.  Some people genuinely want to speed along the end of mankind.  They want to see it, to actually be there for it.  Apocalyptic movies are fun to watch and all, but I like knowing I get to go home to my kids afterwards.  I like waking up the next morning to a new day.

Oh well.  They can be disappointed, and I'll try to make the best of the fact that the world is still spinning with nearly 7 billion inhabitants clinging to its surface.


  1. yes, let's make the best of it over a nice steaming cup of hot cocoa!! :D

  2. Why it didn't occur to me to bet? You're so very right! It is as good business as betting with me on the Super Bowl. The team I choose ALWAYS looses. Kind of a dragon jinx for American Football. Everybody believe I ruined the Patriots nearly clean season. >.< whoops!

  3. I actually forgot about the whole thing until I went on Twitter that morning. LOL. I refuse to live my life fearing about tomorrow.

  4. Nope, I'm not shocked either, but then, I never am. :D I love your advice about betting it WON'T end... why didn't I think of that?!?!

  5. Have No Fear; Earth Shall Persevere! LOL. I think its time for a new date, Merry Christmas, L.G.

  6. HA! That quote is perfect. Nice one!

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