The world is not ending this year. Knock it the fuck off! I know, I know, "the Mayan calendar ends this year." Does it? Does it, really? Because I don't know about you, but I have NEVER EVER been able to find the either the point of origin OR the point of termination for a circle. Do you have some sort of mythical insight into mathematics that we're all unaware of? Isn't it just possible that the significance of the completion of a full rotation could simply be the end of an era? The Mayans were an incredibly advanced civilization, with a lot more insight ( I think) than we give them credit for. Is it at all possible that they looked at their calendar, and said, "You know what? We've got 7, 886 years logged here, when more need to be added, let our great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren add them."
That's right, 7,886 years. See, the maximum date that can be achieved on the calendar ISN'T Dec, 21, 2012, it's October 12, 4772. Dec, 20, 2012 is the end of the twelfth "Baktun," of which there are twenty. It happens every 400 years, so chill the fuck out. If there are any major catastrophic events going on this year, they are going to be the result(s) of human stupidity, and hysteria induced by conspiracy theorists and false prophets... or the GOP. Tomato, tomahto.
Here's a crazy idea: Concentrate on making the world better. There's going to be a lot of chaos in the year to come. Not because the world is going to end, but because too many people Think it will. There's the danger. There are too many people afraid of too many things, and this will be a problem.
All I ask is this: When you think the world's going to end, and you think the apocalypse is upon us because the date is approaching, remember the rapture Back in October, and the one in May, and the one back in 1994 that never came either.