Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The End of the World Part 3: Humanity

December 21, 2012 is believed to be the day that we all die at the hands of Mayans, bad movies, some crazy natural disaster, zombies, the planets lining up, time stopping, some massive flood that will engulf the whole world, division by zero, some kind of deity, Cthulu fighting Godzilla, etc.

Or in some cruel yet hilarious way, we'll probably end up killing ourselves on this day due to mass panic, rioting and freaking the fuck out. Oh, the irony.

My astronomy professor told us that if the world does come to an end, it'll probably be at the hands of humans. Which isn't very surprising. We've managed to create atomic bombs that really fuck shit up, we can't seem to get along with each other, we're destroying our planet, calculus exists, and no one seems to be doing a damn thing about it. And people that do something about it seemed to be ignored by everyone else.

Perhaps it is too late for our sanity. Maybe the human race has already gone insane.

I'm not trying to be pessimistic. There is hope. As incredibly stupid the human race appears to be, we are capable of undoing most of our wrongs. Maybe.

So go out, teach, lecture, protest, volunteer, listen, write, pray, sing, donate, do whatever you feel will help. Keep your sanity, and help promote sanity to the rest of the world. Insanity may slowly be leading us to the end of the world. Let's stop that. Because let's face it, when it comes to destroying our world, we do it better than anything else.