End of the Mayan Calendar in December 2012 - Is the END of the world near?
There is no shortage of reading material dealing with the end of the Mayan Calendar, nor is there a shortage of opinion on what people think will happen at the end of the Mayan Calendar which takes place on December 21, 2012, 11:11 A.M. Universal Time. Some predict this date to be the end of the world. (ABC News Video on End of the World) Believers have taken the end-of-the world fears to the Internet with hundreds of thousands of websites and blogs. Yet others are capitalizing on the heightened interest. Films depicting the end of the world - including the 2009 movie, “2012” - are contributing to the mounting hype as well as to misinformation, experts say. (NASA Report) (Office of Public Affairs)
We have had a number of customers come in to the Be Ready Inc. store wanting to buy supplies because of their concern of what will happen towards the end of the year 2012. Most of what is circulated is mythical in nature and without basis.
If you research what the Mayan’s think you will find that their belief on the end of their calendar marks a “renewal” and not a complete annihilation of the world. In southern Mexico, the heart of Maya territory, a yearlong celebration is planned. “The world will not end. It is an era,” said Yeanet Zaldo, a tourism spokeswoman for the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo, home to Cancun. “For us, it is a message of hope.”
Many will equate the fear of the end of the Mayan calendar to the fears that came with the Y2K threat. Those that waited in fear of the 2000 New Year soon realized that the new year came and went without incident.
With no intended disrespect to other’s religious views or beliefs on the subject, we at Be Ready Inc. firmly believe that regardless of what lies ahead for our planet, the safest strategy is one of preparation and not one of speculation involving total destruction.
What is real and certain? The southern portion of the San Andreas has not ruptured for over 320 years and has the highest probability of being the next earthquake at a 7.8 magnitude, potentially impacting 20 million people. The region of Seattle Washington is overdue for a megathrust 9.0 type earthquake.
Tornados and hurricanes are more frequent and more fierce than ever before. There are several locations throughout the United States that have the potential of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. (See the list on www.learntobeready.com). These threats are real and we should focus our energies and attention on getting ready for them.
Make 2012 a year of preparation and not one of fear!
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