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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Everyone shouldn’t worry about the Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayan Prophecy, which is predicted to take place on Dec. 21, 2012, is nothing more than another story spreading around the world to create mass hysteria as the end of the year rolls around.

This event is based on a centuries old Mayan calendar, which is believed to end in the year 2012.

The prediction is causing quite a bit of panic among everyone about there being some catastrophe that could wipe mankind off the face of the earth.

How can people be so sure that this “end of the world” theory is indeed true, and can they prove it?

There may not be any evidence to prove that it isn’t happening either, but at least it makes more sense to think of it this way.

One would think that Earth should have ended a long time ago, such as when gas prices first started to skyrocket, or natural disasters started occurring all over the globe.

It did not end then though, did it? So why would it end now?

The film titled “2012,” starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, did nothing to help those who were already cracking their knuckles at the so -called “prophecy.”

The world eventually ends individually for everyone, and it does so at its own time.

When people die, that is “the end of the world” for them. There is no set end of the world for everyone altogether unless there is an atomic bomb dropped upon Cerritos College and everyone dies simultaneously.

The Mayan Prophecy theory is nothing short of a hoax, but it is certainly doing its part in causing world-wide panic.

Students should do themselves a favor and snap out of this mass hysteria and start looking at this concept the logical way.

Think about it, the last time everyone thought the world was going to end was at the turn of the century when the year 1999 changed to 2000.

A lot of people thought they weren’t going to live to see it.

Guess what? 12 years later, here you are, alive and well. What makes the Mayan prophecy theory any different from Y2K?

There are always opinions and beliefs but don’t allow this particular belief to cause you to lose any sleep.

Your beliefs are what you make them, but there is no reason to fear a Mayan prophecy theory at the end of this year.

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