The Apocalypse is a chance to be who we want to be

I read this off another blog today,

“Far from being a horrible experience, apocalypse represents the revealing of the true nature of things. It ushers in an era of forgotten freedoms and unprecedented clarity. This ‘lifting of the veil will set us free from the misery that has been the result of our ignorance.'” ~The Shiny Headed Prophet

I often contemplate the “end times” or what would happen if everything we knew in our lives was suddenly flipped upside down and thrown out. I think that part of the allure of an “apocalypse” is that it would give people a new start.

Saddled in debt, you no longer have to worry about paying your bills. Stuck in a dead-end job? You don’t have to go to work anymore. You can become someone else entirely. (i.e. Dawn of the Dead’s Jake Webber was a shoe salesman) No friends? Problem solved. Bad relationship? Probably won’t have that relationship anymore.

What do I think the likelihood of  an “era of forgotten freedoms and unprecedented clarity” occurring? I honestly don’t believe its very possible with the conditions of the world today, unless we an event occurs such as in Independence Day where the world has to pull together to defeat overwhelming odds from an outside source. We have people suffering all over the world and this will not be solved in a year or two. People are dying of diseases and starvation while other people live in luxury with five cars and three houses. Maybe there will be an invention that comes out that solves world hunger or creates some type of stability across the world.  However, as stated before, this isn’t likely and instead if a real apocalypse would occur, this would be the worlds greatest equalizer.

No matter who you are or your socio-economic status you would be faced with having to deal with the same event everyone is facing at the same time.  Part of the allure of thinking about the end of the world is that it represents freedom from the normality of our daily lives. It gives us a glimpse into what we always thought of ourselves or at least what we always thought we could become if we were given the opportunity.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Apocalypse is a chance to be who we want to be

  1. During uncertain and frnhgteniig times like these in today’s world, the best way I have found to deal with it is to take it one day at a time, one moment at a time. All I can control is me -how I react to things; how I handle things; what my mind thinks and focuses on and how I spend my energies. I cannot control the past nor can I control the future I can’t even control the present but I CAN control how I think/act in the present moment. IMHO, our MSM is all based on fear- so I stopped watching news hour after news hour. To stay informed, I will read the on-line headlines but I will not get sucked into watching the nightly news’. I won’t even read the online news stories just glance at the headlines so I am not totally out of touch when talking or listening to others. I also don’t listen to the news on the radio. If one saturates their time and mind with the news’ one will live in a perpetual state of fear. One can be as prepared for anything as one can possibly be- but one cannot be prepared for absolutely every situation/scenario/disaster and every derivative therein. That would take up every minute of every hour of every day. Because what disaster’ might hit is not what the one/s that one thought would for example, one might be prepared for a major earthquake, but the earthquake that disruptes one’s life in huge magnitudes might not be the earth kind it could be a relationship one or even a medical one. One can only control one’s self- what you think and how you react and how you deal with what curve balls in life are thrown. It’s the way you see things either the glass is half full or half empty. And based on all my years on this earth (quite a few past 50)- the people who have the half full vision seem to be able to deal with life better and be more happy and are definitively less fearful of everything and anything.

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