End Times End Now

We live in an interesting age, a time where we are unable to predict what will come next and yet at the same time are totally sure that we know exactly what will happen next. That is an interesting contradiction, to say the least, and it is leaving us extremely vulnerable for a surprise.

Us humans with our oversized brains and books of ideas seem to think that we know everything about the world, we think that if we find ourselves in a situation that needs a solution we will be able to jump to the task. Yet, all the time we prove to ourselves that that isn’t the case, we show ourselves that we are mostly just guessing, thinking we are headed in the right direction.

A great analogy for the times we found ourselves in is to consider a car speeding down the highway going way over the speed limited. The driver is stone sober but thinks he can fly and that no wrong will ever come to him, so he doesn’t have a seatbelt on. Our collective humanity is that person driving that car, we are sure that we know what we are doing, but one surprise or one mistake could be our almost certain death.

It could certainly be true that things are bad and that they are getting worse, we hear every day about global catastrophes lingering around the corner, waiting to be discovered and seen. We hear that our planet is melting down and will extinguish us in time. That our antibiotics are becoming useless and that there is nothing we can do. There are wars all around the world, and somehow we are all responsible for them, to the same point, something is going to spark and bring the whole world down with it.

The problem, which might be hard to believe is that we believe all of this stuff, we walk around all day, looking at the world around us but aren’t quite convinced, we believe it anyway. How can we really know what is happening in the world, we can only see what is happening around us, we can only look at screens to see what they have to say. But the screens don’t really know anything either, they are filled with faces of people who have been mostly wrong about everything they have said for the last few years.

And so we grow more cynical, what is there to do otherwise, it is not like we want to go to these terrible places in the world and see the destruction that is actually occurring. It’s not that we can look up at the sky and know what is going on with the environment. It is not like we can know anything at all.

The screens and their sources, the media want us to believe that it is the end of time, that things will end and the end is right around the corner. At the same time, they are sure that we will have a solution to all the problems. The message is really one of someone who doesn’t believe in anything at all, and that is how you should take it. Rather than taking their word for it, just a assume it is a lie, or more of an elaborate fiction meant to amuse you. That is the industry, entertainment and fear.

So rather than assuming that what they say is true and that the end is near, take a look at the world around you and see that it’s not so bad, in fact, it might be amazing. You sort of just need to believe it, you need to accept while at the same time deny what is being presented to you.

The end times end when you accept that we really have no idea what is going on, we really can’t see ten feet in front of us, and we really will be surprised at every turn. The end of the world is waiting for us, but it isn’t now, there is no end except the final one.

To be true to yourself and to really embrace the world, you need to accept that it isn’t the end of time and that what you seen on your screens can’t possibly be true.

The End Times End Now.

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