Congratulations! You did it! You survived the end of the world! So glad to be here! (I’m hoping at least some of you understood the direct reference to Elf there, if not – go watch the movie!)
Seriously though, despite Kevin Youkilis becoming a Yankee, the world has not ended. Well, not physically anyway.
I read somewhere that we’ve already experienced the end of the world, because people have become so greedy, and violent, and lost all compassion for other people. That makes complete sense to me. After all the tragedies the past few years, it makes sense to believe that the world has ended. Yes, Earth may still be turning, but are we progressing?
Progression. Not in political, economical, or technological aspects; but rather in terms of society. Think about it, when was the last time you did something nice for someone, just because? When was the last time you had a stranger help you? Are you finding that these questions are difficult to answer? Most probably would. Not because they don’t want to help, but because life happens. We get caught up in ourselves, our dreams, our goals, our own progression. What we fail to keep in mind is that the progression of the people around us directly influence our own progression. So we lose that compassion, that thoughtfulness, and the world does sort of end.
So in actuality, if yesterday was supposed to be the end of the world, I kind of hope that it was. The end of greed, the end of violence, the end of selfish ways. Maybe we had to experience horrific tragedies that seem like the end of the world, to understand that we need to all reevaluate ourselves. Therefore, let’s make yesterday the end of that world.
Well played Mayans, I see what you did there.