in worrying about the world ending on the 21st?

(353 Posts)
kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 11:13:19

I know i'm being irrational but i'm really getting worried. i suffer from anxiety and this is really getting to me.

aibu?

kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 12:46:33

where has all this come from then?

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Wed 05-Dec-12 12:46:47

What do you think future archaeologists will make off this calendar where 16th and 17th of February happens twice in 2013!?

ENormaSnob Wed 05-Dec-12 12:47:25

If it makes you feel better I think Nostradamus has predicted a third world war sometime this century. That hasn't happened yet so I don't think the world will end on the 21st.

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Wed 05-Dec-12 12:47:33

ethelb cleverly predicted my joke!

See! grin

Rollmops

Admittedly my "history" lessons at school were limited; we studied the Romans at one stage, WW1 and WW2 several times, Scottish history, Russian history and very little else! Can only blame that on going to a teeny tiny rural school which then burnt to the ground when I was eight (so had a limited education all round) ..

Didn't think there was too much of a difference between civilisation and tribe anyway - I'd have thought they meant the same thing, ah well :D

ethelb Wed 05-Dec-12 12:50:10

@kayla did yo read the link?

People mis-understand the information abotu the Myan calendar either deliberatly (to create a hoax) or non-deliberatly as some people have done.

People create hoaxes abotu the end of the world as it makes money. There is a large apolcalyptic christian (see Sarah palin) and doomsdayer movement in the US at the moment and as such a large proportion of the internet is produced in the US, a lot of doomsdayer info is online at the moment.

have a look at the doomsdayer threads on here (they were a bit mocking but explained what these slightly paranoid people did in the US)

FBworry Wed 05-Dec-12 12:51:02

Kayla

I think if we started a prediction thread right now, and somebody found it in 500 years there is bound to be things on there which come true.

Your bound to get it right at least once!

Yarg Wed 05-Dec-12 12:53:26

End of the world? Bring it on. I'd get time off work (presumably).

Rollmops Wed 05-Dec-12 12:54:47

Well, Thera is much closer to home, cozietozie and it erupted not that long ago, historically speaking. Martini, anyone?

kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 13:16:26

i did read the link and it has definately helped a little but i don't think i'll relax until the 22nd!

christmasiscominghellokitty Wed 05-Dec-12 13:25:06

i am moving house on the 20th

noddyholder Wed 05-Dec-12 13:27:48

My son has an end of the world party on the 21st Any ideas for a costume grin

ENormaSnob Wed 05-Dec-12 13:30:44

A horseman?

Or a zombie?

specialsubject Wed 05-Dec-12 13:32:49

reasonable to have anxiety problems - can you get help?

YABU to worry about this. Basic science. It's not going to happen. Everybody is taught science at school and the number of people that will spend even a minute believing this tosh disgusts me.

JakeBullet Wed 05-Dec-12 13:34:29

Kaylasmum I understand your anxieties ....been there with my mental health too but I will meet you back on this thread on 22nd December.smile. The Mayan calendar will simply reset as it were...we are not going to die on 21st December. This stuff has been spread to con money out of people simply. Some will fall for it which makes it worthwhile for the con artists.confused

Also take a look at the website called "No More Panic" which has loads of supportive boards, I haven't used it recently but I would bet this has come up there too.....might take a look actually.

noddyholder Wed 05-Dec-12 13:34:44

Thanks Enorma as I fear I will be making it!

kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 13:35:14

specialsubject - i disgust you then? a bit harsh!

kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 13:37:30

hi jake - i've been on no more panic before, its a really good website.

Rollmops Wed 05-Dec-12 13:39:08

'Chicken Licken' must be banned! [raises pitchfork] Spreading panic and chaos amongst the populace. Disgrace!

cheekybaubles Wed 05-Dec-12 13:39:58

kayla I promise you that the world will not end of the 21st. I never break a promise. smile
Get yourself ready for Christmas and enjoy the excitement with your DC's.

AboutThyme Wed 05-Dec-12 13:46:58

I second No More Panic. It is a great website. Next door are probably hoping the world will end soon as I am having great fun playing silent night loudly on my stylophone grin

The Yellowstone thing scares me to death, 2012 not so much

kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 14:17:23

what is the yellowstone thing?

AboutThyme Wed 05-Dec-12 14:28:02

Volcano in America, classed as a "super volcano".

kaylasmum Wed 05-Dec-12 14:29:04

is it predicted to erupt some time soon?

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