The end of 2011 is quickly approaching. Are you ready for what comes next?
As you have no doubt heard, 2012 may bring with it the End of the World. All you have to do is Google “2012 end of the world” or “2012 doomsday” to see the truth of this. And, rather than just one type of approaching doom, we have a whole smorgasbord of possible disasters, both familiar and unfamiliar:
- galactic alignment opening the way for a huge black hole to swallow us
- massive solar flares which cause all kinds of mischief (magnetic pole reversals, electrical systems disruption, devastating increases in sexual pleasure)
- planetary collision
- nearby stars going supernova
- alien invasions
- cultural collapse into complete chaos
- weather disasters, earthquakes, global warming
- simply the end – whatever that means
As we see it, you have a few choices. Our various members have their favorites, so we’ll let them speak for each one.
The Planner recommends: Prepare for every possible catastrophe. You will want to include all of the above, of course; but don’t forget to prepare yourself for the disastrous changes in your personal life that preparing for all the above will cause, as you spend all your money, time, and energy (because nothing less will do!) on preps. But don’t worry. When disaster strikes, they – all those people who thought you were crazy – will flock around and thank you.
The Rationalizer recommends: There’s nothing you can do about those things. So why not just enjoy the time you have left? Those things you always wanted to do but were afraid to do – the drinking binges, the orgies (food and other), punching that annoying neighbor, pinching the (your favorite body part) of your co-worker – now’s your time! The world will end before the lawsuits can reach the courtroom! Go for it!
The Realist recommends: Why bother? Seriously. What do you know about planetary collisions, solar flares, supernovas, survival, all that kind of thing? And you’re going to learn now? I don’t think so. Truth is, you’re screwed. The best thing you can do is put bars over your windows and extra locks on your doors, load up your shotgun, and wait.
The Forgetter recommends: Disaster? What disaster? Was that supposed to happen in 2012? Wasn’t it 2009, that recession thing? It’s over, right?
Don’t like any of those choices? Don’t worry!
The rest of our member recommendations are coming soon!
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