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Have the predictions related to 2012 affected your life?

Asked by 6rant6 (13604 points ) February 20th, 2010

Have you made any changes in your life – however small – just in case the dire predictions related to 2012 are well founded?

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faye's avatar

Gawd, no.

Rarebear's avatar

Yes. It spawned a pretty good disaster movie I liked despite myself.

mrentropy's avatar

It’s made me slightly more annoyed with people.

ETpro's avatar

Heavens no. The end is coming someday, but doomsday prophets have been specifying the date as a few years in advance since man learned the talent of speech. So far, their total batting average after 100,000,000 at bats is 0.000.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I refuse to “buckle up ” for safety anymore ;)

Jeruba's avatar

I’d laugh, but I’m busy yawning.

6rant6's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille That’s the spirit!

Maybe it should be like Lent. People should say, “I’ve given up [whatever] for 2012.”

filmfann's avatar

You mean about Sarah Palin winning the Presidency?

Cruiser's avatar

Yes….it made me realize I lived a lot longer than I ever expected and time to turn it up a notch!

6rant6's avatar

@filmfann OMG that’s scary enough to give me religion.

Ria777's avatar

they’ve given me the special ability to detect gullible people.

ragingloli's avatar

It created much amusement and facepalmery. In that sense, it did affect my life.

Symbeline's avatar

Imma make a killing on TrailMix Granola bars.

Then I’m gonna create Middle Earth. I’ll be badass every day.

wundayatta's avatar

Are there some predictions about 2012 I should know about?

VohuManah's avatar

It has caused me to plan a December 22nd party bash.

plethora's avatar

@wundayatta Clue me in if you hear of any

Steve_A's avatar

Getting some 2012 shirts,mugs and what not ready as we speak,cheap and easy. I am sure I can sell a couple to someone! Make a profit why not right?

Not mention I’m hoping they will get more popular as it gets closer, and I will ever so much add to the non-sense and hype haha! ;)

Ria777's avatar

@wundayatta: none that you should know about, no.

Dan_DeColumna's avatar

I’m not religious in any sense, but for whatever it is worth, the bible apparently refutes those who say they know when the world will end.

Mark 13:32–33:
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

If you read the context earlier in the chapter, it becomes apparent which day and hour the text is referring to.

Don’t bother with the whole, the bible’s a pile of crap bit. I don’t really care. Honestly, I’m just handing out ammo against those who base their apocalypse predictions on Bible verses.

augustlan's avatar

It has made me one busy mod. Sigh.

Jeruba's avatar

But @Steve_A, cash only, right?

wundayatta's avatar

@augustlan What’s the deal here? Why does it make you a busy mod?

augustlan's avatar

@wundayatta For every “Is the world going to end in 2012?” question you’ve seen, there must be five you haven’t. It is by far the most duplicated question of the last year or two! Only the fact that this question has a slightly different twist has saved it from removal. :)

tragiclikebowie's avatar

I heard a rumor that the reason the whole 2012 thing blew up was to create buzz for the movie. I wouldn’t doubt it

lillycoyote's avatar

Not at all. So far, each and every prediction involving the end of the world, and there have been hundreds of them, has been irrefutably, solidly, absolutely %100 not true, not correct, not predictive. Really…. all of them, each and every one of them. I suspect people have been predicting the end of the world since there have been people and none of those predictions have come true, not a single one. I really don’t worry or think about it at all. But, hey, if the world does end in 2012 tha’ll show me, won’t it?

RareDenver's avatar

The only affect it’s had on me is that I watched an entertaining but not particularly good film

ucme's avatar

Every evening at 20:13 I breathe a huge sigh of relief.Repeat every 24hrs until “threat” is considered a prank.

mattbrowne's avatar

Have the predictions related to 2050 affected my life? Yes, they did. Climate change is a real problem. We need to change our lifestyles. We need to end our dependency on fossil fuels. We need to invent and use green technologies.

We should not waste our time with new age pseudoscience distracting ourselves from the real problems. But maybe on December 21, 2012 a transformative event takes place:

The end of evolution denial and climate change denial.

ETpro's avatar

@mattbrowne Less likely than the end of the world or a 180 degree shift of the magnetic poles.

mattbrowne's avatar

@ETpro – Well, at least the Mayans thought something extraordinary would happen. Maybe enlightenment for everyone.

mrentropy's avatar

@mattbrowne I don’t think the Mayans thought that. I think it’s just when the calendar ends.

I think we should panic whenever our “Cute Kitties of 2010” calendars run out.

tragiclikebowie's avatar

Its when the cycle ends. The Mayans didn’t really care.

6rant6's avatar

It was just the end of the print run for the Mayans.

“Oy Mertal, we need to do another run of them calendars, these ones’r out of dates!”

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