I will be the first to admit. I don’t believe in a lot of stuff. I like proof. I like to listen to all sides of an arguement before I make a decision.
With that said, I don’t think the world is really going to end this year. As I’m sure you all know, the Mayan Long Date Calendar ends on December 21, 2012. And some people are predicting the end of the world.
I just don’t think it’s that easy. I think if the world was really going to end there would be SOME warning signs. Somebody somewhere would be doing something. Or maybe there ARE people doing something but they’re just not telling us. Hmmm, you know secret government installations being built inside a mountain somewhere. There will be some national lottery and only brilliant poets and scientists will be invited. But you know the government would screw it up some way. They’d forget to bring electrictians or plumbers or carpenters. So the mountain would be filled with all these brilliant people who can’t make or fix anything in the real world.
But let’s assume for a minute that the world was ending in 355 days what would you do? And let’s assume that you could only choose 5 things. And that everyone in the world was given time and money to do any five things they wanted to do. What would those 5 things be?
Here are my top 5 in no particular order:
- Have a family reunion. My family used to go on these family reunion cruises before all the kids got older and had their own families. They were a pain in the neck to organize and someone was always complaining. But you know what, they were a ton of fun and brought my family closer than it has ever been before or since.
- Visit the pyramids. I’ve been all over the world, but somehow the Great Pyramids have escaped me. I’ve always wanted to go. I would make a point to go there this year.
- Buy a really fun car and take a lot of car trips. I’ve spent a lot of time in the car as a kid. Car trips to California, Yellowstone, Florida. The time in the car with my sisters and my parents was really a lot of fun. Now I fly places. I think I would slow down and take my family on a car trip. I have no idea what kind of car I would buy for this trip. Perhaps a 1970’s station wagon.
- Watch all the DVDs I’ve purchased over the years. Someone once said, the best way never to watch a movie again is to buy the DVD. I have a lot of DVDs. I’d make sure I watch at least on per night.
- Save on thing for later in the year. I don’t know everything at this moment. Perhaps later in the year I’ll discover I love painting or kniting or biking or something new. I didn’t know last year how much I’d love to play the guitar. So, I’d leave on for a surprise, even if I never get to it.
What would you do. In the comment section below (not on FACEBOOK but here) list what you would do. Even if it’s one thing. I’m curious to see what others would do. After all, I saved one for later. Perhaps you can influence my decision.
Because I don’t really think 2012 is the end of time. But as they say in the NY lottery commercials, ‘hey, you never know…