So… still here, huh? Guess I jumped the gun on that whole world ending thing. Stupid Mayans were wrong.
Actually, as it turns out, the Mayans never predicted a thing anyway. December 21, 2012 was just the end of one cycle of their calendar, known as the long count. That’s all. Just a calendar period coming to an end, no different than what happens with our calendar every December 31st. Why did we think the world was going to end anyway? Answer: Because a lot of us are still stupid, frightened primitives who don’t get how freaking calendars work, apparently.
We also love to predict the end of the world. Here’s a nice, long list of untrue end-of-the-world predictions for your enjoyment. Notice the one common denominator they all share: They didn’t happen.
So here’s to another b’ak’tun, fresh with new promise! See you again on Mon, Mar 26, 2407, when the long count rolls over again. I’m sure we’ll all be wise and rational by then, and nobody will predict THE END OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO THE MAYANS on that date.