NO… The World is Not Ending Tomorrow.

From the beginning of time man has predicted the end of the world. Recently man figured out he could make money playing off these fear, and every scam artist from around the world came out of the woodwork.

From shows like Doomsday Preppers, to the countless number of crappy survival products that have popped up over the last couple of years, it seems some people just love to play off the fears of others. While I believe Preparedness to be an extremely important topic, the whole doomsday prophecy crap really irritates the hell out of me.

So do I think the world is going to end tomorrow?

mayan calendarNO IT DON’T. The prophecies are a bunch of bullshit. I’m sorry to be so blunt, but this Mayan Doomsday crap is just that, a bunch of crap. Just like Y2K, and every other made up doomsday event before it, these things dates are used to sell a bunch of bullshit subpar products to vulnerable people.

Forget about the sensational images you might see on T.V. shows like Doomsday Preppers; the fact is most Preppers don’t wake up planning for the apocalypse. In my opinion, shows like Doomsday Preppers have done nothing to “educate viewers about preparedness”. In fact, I think these shows are produced for one reason; to exploit the subject of prepping.

To anyone who’s serious about preparedness, these type of end of the world prophecies can be a double edge sword. On one hand, we have a huge influx of people who suddenly become interested in preparedness; on the other hand, just like we seen after Y2K, it can also severely hurt our cause.

In the lead up to Y2K, millions of people started prepping for the possibility of mass chaos. But once the date passed, these same people quickly lost interest in the subject and many even sold their emergency supplies. Flash forward a couple of years to Hurricane Katrina, and many of these same people who became disenchanted because of Y2K found themselves helpless in the face of a massive natural disaster. I fear the same thing may happen because of the much hyped Mayan doomsday prophecies.

Real Preppers Don’t Let Fear Dictate Anything

I’ve never really understood why people prep for things like the Mayan Doomsday scenario, especially when there are so many real threats on the horizon. If you got into prepping because you feared the world was going to end on December 21st, don’t be surprised when you wake up on December 22nd, and find out everything is ok.

But before you go and sell all that gear you bought, remember preparedness is a very real thing. Bad things happen, and being prepared just makes sense.

  • Remember the earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand?
  • What about tsunamis in Hawaii, Japan and Thailand?
  • What about Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, Rita and Katrina?
  • And what about our fragile economy and all the real threats that still face us?

While these events may not be Doomsday scenarios, to the people who experienced these disasters it sure probably felt like the end of the world. Preparedness is not about preparing for the end of the world, it’s about being ready for those moments in life that can feel like the end of the world if you’re not prepared.


  1. Toni
    December 20, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I agree 100%. For the Y2K I tried to tell many people it was just crap. I work in Information Technology so I knew what was really going on. As for the Mayan’s well they no longer pretty much exist so that says it all. :)

  2. Jonathan McCoy
    December 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    The idea of preparation falls on the shoulders of those who will in fact utilize proper material and know how to save lives in the event of a major catastrophe. Victims of hurricane sandy faced that “post apocalyptic” environment that everyone so LOVES to depict with “doomsday preppers” and any apocalyptic disaster. I live in Southern Louisiana, where we are pounded by hurricanes almost every year, but yet we still live. America is obsessed with the idea of death and destruction, and are also quick to jump into a conspiracy theory when something goes south. I believe that one should prep for anything, yes, but stockpiling years upon years of supplies for the apocalypse? Im sorry folks, but that will not happen for another thousand plus years. Doomsday Preppers helps fuel the fear and eagerness in people to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars, if not MILLIONS of dollars to prepare for anything. I am a proud Gun owner, and yes, i have a supply of ammo so i dont have to run to the store to buy more. yes, i have the skills to live off the land, yes, i have canned goods because they dont parish, and come hurricane season, they float and dont spoil. Prep for the unexpected, but dont put yourselves in bankruptcy for a conspiracy. it makes you look like an ass, it really does. The facts about the mayan calendar are this: 1. did not account for leap year, the world would have “ended” several months ago. 2. isnt it ironic that the “doomsdate” is 12-21-12? a mirror image? 3. the date on a piece of STONE ends 12-21-12, but it DOES NOT SPECIFY what will happen. 4. There has been more than one stone found, each one with different dates.
    Nasa does not show any disruptions in space, no solar flares, no asteroids the size of texas speeding towards earth, so everyone needs to lay off the doomsday movies and come back down to planet earth where the grass is green and the girls are pretty.

    • church
      December 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      dude dude
      I’m ground here with ya but you’ve just ruined my reason for laying out of work tomorrow……chesse I hope my boss don’t read this…….lol…you are 100% correct JM

  3. Braeden
    December 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    despite the fact that the mayans never actually predicted the end of the world on the 21st, but the beginning of a new solstice, and all of the frenzy has been a result of media grasping the idea and ignorance in people not understanding a cultures past, its still good to be prepared for rioting or panic caused by it.

  4. Kenny
    December 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for all the work you put in to your articles. I always look forward to them. They are short and to the point. Keep up the good work! FYI..I usually share most of your post on my wall and now I have several friends that I have noticed are sharing your posts.

  5. Tafadzwa mkay
    December 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Thats true i agree with u and the bible states that no one knows the date and time except GOD only

  6. church
    December 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    AAA yea ok….being prepared is probably the best single one thing any one can do….being prepared for any little upset that you can possibly face in your world… be prepared for the end of that world is in itself senseless the only way you can be prepared for the end is to hole your faith and believe……all the preps have to be left behind…..ok that being said you people had better grab yo ass and hang on hyperinflation is coming….and it will be your world ending event….

  7. just in case
    December 20, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    but just in case can i get that $5 bucks you owe me back today

  8. sedona2a
    December 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Good article! My daughter who is a single parent,was just layed off from her job. Nice to know that I could go to my supplies and give her three months food and supplies. I prep for all kinds of situations.

    • church
      December 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      And they say preppers are crazy….here is one more sane reason to store food an supplys….the hole world need to see…. the love of a grandmother making sure her grandbaby is fed..god bless you an yours miss sedona2a…

  9. TC
    December 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    There is a technique used by industry called risk management. At one extreme are events with low probability but high consequences like the sun blowing up. At the other extreme, events with high probability but low consequences like missing the bus. Possible risks are given a score according to probability, consequence, and cost of preventive action. Those with low preventive cost are acted upon immediately and are eliminated from consideration. Those with high probability of occurrence and severe consequences are referred to higher management for action – either accept the risk or accept the high cost of preventive action. In a world with multiple risks, but limited resources, this seems to be the most rational method to deal with the issue.

    Risk assessments in industry must be based on facts. Prophecies in books, beliefs in numerology or astrology are not considered a basis for consideration. Facts that induce risk include the derivatives bubble, unlimited moneyprinting, Homeland Security buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, the disappearance of Constitutional protections, the development of biological weapons and HAARP, the fragility of the Fukushima reactor, or probabilities of certain earthquakes. Risk assessments start with factual events like these, evaluate the possible consequences, and then take reasonable action to reduce the risk within the constraint of a reasonable budget.

  10. Tammy
    December 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Great post, and very well said.

  11. Randy
    December 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I’m curious. To all those that said Y2K was a non-issue, would it still have been an a non-issue if we hadn’t recognized the problem early and spent tens of billions of dollars to fix the problem? If we hadn’t done anything or foreseen the problem too late, would Y2K still be a joke?
    I’m a doomer because of resource depletion. Many people compare warnings about Peak Oil to Y2K. That nothing will happen and we get worked over nothing. To that I respond, Y2K would have been catastophic, but we saw the problem, made a plan, spent the money, implemented the plan, and fixed the problem. Meanwhile, we as a society stay in denial about resource deplation and population overshoot.

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