The World's End Really Did Started In 2000

Day 222/365: And it’s moving along pretty fast…

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My grandma and I had a very deep conversation about the world of today and what it might come out of it. She is very well aware of the state of everything, my grandma, despite her 70 years of age. We talked about the year 2000 and how the world changed after that.

Before the year 2000

She told me about the fear and total chaos before January 1st, 2000. People back then were afraid of anything new and the main subject back then was the coming of the End of the World. The general anxiety was strong back then.

But then, the first second of the new millennium passed by.

And then, the second passed by.

And then the third.

18 years later, there’s still no End of the World in sight. But is this the reality, or are we actually living the End of the World as we know it? Look at how the world has changed since the new millennium.

The Beginning of the End

They invented the internet and really put it out there in the year 2000 when the dot.com exploded.

In 2001, a terrorist attack that’s still highly debated upon started the biggest modern military conflict in the world, that’s still going on and has consumed so many resources and so much money, it’s simply crazy to just think about. And for what?

They invented the smartphone with a touchscreen in 2004, and the world was never the same. We spend so much time with our phone in our hands, it leaves us so little time to live, it’s concerning.

Many diseases that were extremely rare or not even a thing before 2000 are now a worldwide epidemic. Things like depression, anxiety, cancer, heart disease and so many others are going above the unthinkable limits, and apparently, there’s no stopping in sight. By the year 2020, depression will be the number one killer in the world.

That’s fucked up!

Everything that we’ve done as a human race since the year 2000 has been nothing but destructive to us. We are slowly pulling ourselves away from a normal life, distracting ourselves from our daily peace, moving towards famine, disease and eventually, the End.

We did not survive the End of the World in the year 2000, we barely started it. You can’t have the world end in a blink of an eye.

It takes time.

But my concern is, we’ve done a terrible amount of progress in just 18 years.

We’ve built our world in millions of years of evolution, but in just 18 years we’ve managed to get it so screwed up, it’s almost unbelievable.

And we are the only ones to blame.

How to unscrew the screw-up

The only way for us humans to move away from this End of the World streak would be to stop and reevaluate each and ever one of our individual lives. After that, we should start taking steps towards reinventing ourselves.

No more hours of mindlessly scrolling down our phones. No more spending money on shit we don’t need. No more worries and nerves over nothing.

More hours of being aware of the present. More money towards things that are simple, yet bring us joy, like books, trips and donations. More love, more time spent with family and friends.

More breathing

It’s hard to unscrew the world because we’ve managed to fuck it up pretty bad thus far, and in a very small amount of time. Yet, there’s still hope we can turn around the progress in our favour. For this to happen though, we should start this introspection and change within us as fast as possible.

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