Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It Will All End One Day

I'm a huge fan of apocalypse movies and Tina and I were like giddy schoolchildren as we scurried over to the local cinema for Roland Emmerich's 2012. In all honesty though, it wasn't as much fun as I had hoped, though it was a dazzling eye-candy-fest of devastation.

With all the doomsday fears swirling around from crackpots and legitimate sources alike, I've been doing a lot more thinking about the "end of the world." And you know what, it's really not that bad. Now before you think I'm a lunatic, gimme a minute to explain.

Everything is going to end one day. That's the truth. Whether it's simply our death or the actual end of the world, life as you and I know it is finite. But that is actually a tremendous relief. Think about it: no matter what happens in life, it will all end someday.

Is your life grand and fabulous? Well savor and enjoy it, because it will all end one day. Is your life a crap stew? Well no one can promise that it will get better, but at least it will all end one day. Are you nervous about your career trajectory and stalling on important decisions? Well get on the ball, because it will all end one day. Anything unrelenting is torture, even life. But don't sweat it. It will all end one day.


Mark said...

Wait, what? It'll all end? And you spend your time going to movies?

Should we want the world to end in our time, or for us to end first, is always the big question.

I know my answer, and once you've got that you're set.

马克 said...

Forewarned is forearmed or something like that :-P... The end isn't really important, life is about today and tomorrow. The end comes when it comes, and we just have to deal with it when it does.

By the way, I think it's trippy that another Mark/Tina couple is in Xiamen, though I guess you guys win cuz Tina isn't my wife's real name.

Anonymous said...

It's all fine that everything will end some day, so long as the end isn't physically painful <__<

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of these movies too. Looks to be an actual good one coming out called The Book of Eli.