Mayan Calendar

A lot of people are concerned that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012 (give or take). They reason that the Mayan calendar ends on that day – or perhaps the day before. Once the calendar ends, that’s all she wrote. The world comes crashing down around our heads.

This is fucking stupid.

Image of the Mayan Calendar

I don’t know why I have to point this out, but every calendar comes to an end. That calendar on the wall ends on December 31. When the calendar ends, you get a new one, and the world keeps going.

The Mayans developed a calendar that extended for thousands of years, unlike ours that only go for a year. I suppose when you have to chisel a calendar into stone, you want one that’s going to last for a long time. Of course, it’s a bitch to hang on the wall… but I digress…

OK, so this calendar has been keeping time for many years, thousands of them. Great. But like all good (and bad) things, it comes to an end. And then, like every other calendar ever devised by human beings, the cycle restarts.

People, get a grip. There’s nothing special about the Mayans that they knew the world would end on an exact date and created a calendar to mark off the time. They just made a calendar that had some whopping cycles, and now it’s finishing them. That’s all.

The world won’t come to an end on December 21, 2012.

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