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to be completely terrified that the world will end in 2012?

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AllHailDaddyPig Fri 07-Jan-11 22:13:39

I am actually seriously really scared sad

I have terrible anxiety anyway, but all this about the world ending in 2012 is really terrifying me.

The thread on Chat has just set me off again sad

There are all these supposed 'signs' and things, argh I'm not going to sleep tonight!

southeastastra Fri 07-Jan-11 22:15:12

you could think that your life could end at any time through heart attack, traffic accident, getting swept out to sea - your whole life would be in a state of panic

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 07-Jan-11 22:16:05

Yes, you could get hit by the 159 bus tomorrow, so have another glass of wine and c-h-i-l-l...

MissTFied Fri 07-Jan-11 22:16:32

Oh dear! I was unaware! Should I be worried? Will go and find the thread...

nikki1978 Fri 07-Jan-11 22:16:48

Did you read my link on page 4? If not do that. And this Nothing will happen. Ignore ignore ignore!

Sequins Fri 07-Jan-11 22:17:01

Yes, don't worry, all that will happen is that the Olympics will be a bit boring.

Katisha Fri 07-Jan-11 22:17:19

Are you getting any help for your general anxiety?

penguin73 Fri 07-Jan-11 22:17:37

wasn't it all supposed to happen at the start of 2000 too? We were ok then so sure we will be next year too grin

QuintessentialShadows Fri 07-Jan-11 22:18:20

I narrowly escaped being hit by the 159 bus, but that is by the by.

I enjoy life (sometimes) and I enjoy my children. If the world ends, so be it. It is the end, and I will not be there to mourn it, neither will my kids. So what is it to be worried about?

southeastastra Fri 07-Jan-11 22:18:24

i've lived through about 6 end of year scares

nikki1978 Fri 07-Jan-11 22:18:38

Seriously this whole thing is starting to piss me off. Lots of normally rational people freaking out over something noone ever said! Quit the apocalypse shit people!

reinitindear Fri 07-Jan-11 22:18:52

Try not to worry as South says yor life could end at any time (not helpful but true) and if it is going to end then it is and there is nothing anyone can do.Just enjoy every day and forget every so called sign.The world was supposed to collapse with the dawn of the year 2000 if I remember and it is still turning.

wukter Fri 07-Jan-11 22:19:13

I wouldn't worry about it. If it does end we'll all go together. Could be worse. And I speak as someone who also worries about metadisasters, when I have no real problems to trouble myself with.

wukter Fri 07-Jan-11 22:20:04

End of year? Scary stuff SEA grin

reinitindear Fri 07-Jan-11 22:20:08

yor?? I meant your!

LovelyJudy Fri 07-Jan-11 22:21:58

i feel your pain, 8 years ago i was exactly the same as you (totally convinced it was going to end in - uhm - Oct 2004 i think) but it didn't. Now i have learned, by repeated exposure to the reality that we seem to be still here, that noone knows what's going to happen, and even if they did, the best thing you can do is take a very deep breath and say SOD IT. wine helps. But more seriously, so does CBT, counselling, and when all else fails, prozac. talk to your GP about your anxiety it can be totally debilitating but it doesn't need to be.

LetThereBeRock Fri 07-Jan-11 22:22:19

Unless you're a bird or a fish I wouldn't worry about the so called signs.

I've lived through five or so occasions where some nutter or other said that the world would end, and I,and it are still here.

The calendar ends,not the world.

Remember the supposed 'Y2K bug'? Civilisation as we know it was supposed to end,and we'd become cave dwellers again,at best.
What happened? Absolutely nothing.

AllHailDaddyPig Fri 07-Jan-11 22:22:37

Thankyou everyone, I realise I probably come accross as quite insane, but I read things that seem so convincing, and then find it hard to be rational. sad

I am getting help for my anxiety, yes, I'm having counselling...not proving very useful yet though unfortunately.

reinitindear Fri 07-Jan-11 22:23:11

sorry x post about 2000 with penguin and if 73 is her birth year she is very wise smile

chocoholic Fri 07-Jan-11 22:25:19

Ooooh, why whats going to kill us all in 2012?

southeastastra Fri 07-Jan-11 22:26:14

grin the end of year scare is so much worse than the end of world copycats

xstitch Fri 07-Jan-11 22:26:24

Its no more likely to end then than any other time. Even it is going to end then it is all the more reason to enjoy yourself than worry about it. Do everything you could do to avoid reading stuff about those theories too.

penguin73 Fri 07-Jan-11 22:30:11

I am not wise! (though I do now feel very old sad

But I did have to laugh at a Y8 today who used this as an excuse not to do something because he would never have the chance to take his GCSEs anyway!

Sequins Fri 07-Jan-11 22:31:13

I have heard good things about this book, "Mind Over Mood" to help with anxiety, it's a CBT workbook.

MaureenMLove Fri 07-Jan-11 22:36:49

Jeez! Really? This is terrible!

This means that all the arguments that I have about 'making sure you revise and concentrate on your school work' is totally pointless, because DD will be doing her GCSE's in 2012 - or will she? When in 2012?

And I'm a London resident, so therefore paying for the Olympics through my council tax. Should I complain?

And most importantly, if this is really, really, real, should I contact the bloke, who I so, so so wish I'd got it on with, as did he and make it so, because it would be terrible to die knowing I never slept with him! grin

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