End of the world? FGCU students not worried
Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 21:01
With the arrival of the year 2012, some may be on the edge of their seats anticipating what some believe will be the end of the world.
It's not uncommon for many to be unfamiliar with the Mayan prediction that the world will end in 2012. Even though it has been a juicy topic of discussion and debate, the truth will be revealed within the year. Surprisingly, many FGCU students say they are not the slightest bit uneasy about it.
Senior community health major Kacey Herrin said she thinks the Mayans ran out of room on their rocks.
The moment of truth on that "final day" of Dec. 21, 2012, will be nothing short of interesting.
A reporter interviewed 10 random students at the university, and not one said they are worried about the world coming to an end.
"I don't believe it," biology major Halie Keller said.
Keller believes that since we have advanced technology and no one can predict the future, then how could people thousands of years ago be able to make such forecasts?
"There's been research showing that they were hundreds of years off on other things, so that leads me to believe they are hundreds of years off about the world ending," Keller said.
Michael Hardy, senior finance major, said he won't be doing anything out of the ordinary on the days leading up to the 21st.
"I'll continue with my normal schedule: school and work."
Herrin said she'll be doing the same.
"I'll probably go to a party just to celebrate with the rest of the idiots," she said. "Why waste a good party?"
However, Hardy said he believes the Mayans were accurate about some things.
"I think they were right in stating that the planets and stars will be aligned in a unique way, but I don't think it'll be the end of the world," he said.
As for student Lauren Barbush, a senior double major in sociology and criminal justice, she said she has mixed feelings on the issue, but still has no worries.
"Who knows when the last day will be?" Barbush said. "I believe it's important to not think about this ‘impending doom' that may or may not be coming, but to think about it as living every day as if it were our last."
Barbush ended her interview by cheering, "Bring it on, Mayan calendar."
In about 11 months, the myth of the Mayan calendar will either prove itself to be true or be a bust. Until then, the controversy and mystery continue.