SO the world didn’t end in 2012, which is a bit disappointing really. Wouldn’t it be an easy out from this mess that humanity is in?
The end of the Mayan calendar, which spans about 5125 years, sparked interpretations worldwide that December 21, 2012, marked the end of the world. But all that ended this year was a Long Count calendar cycle.
In fact, the Mayans never said that the world would end in 2012 and Mayan descendants have long called for an end to the perpetuation of the doomsday myth.
The Maya alliance Oxlaljuj Ajpop issued a statement in November saying that the new Maya time cycle simply “means that there will be big changes on the personal, family and community level, so that there is harmony and balance between mankind and nature”.
“We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles,” said Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance.
Perhaps these big changes were unnoticeable in daily life, which is disappointing for those who believed the hype — and there were a lot of them.