Is 2012 the end as we know it?

Times are tough and they just seem to keep getting tougher. If the nightly news, the tabloids, or reality television don’t bring you down, your grocery bill will. From oil to water wars to global warming, this planet is changing right beneath our feet. It might be a novel idea that we change with it — and quickly!

Salacious stories like who is sleeping with whom should no longer fill our daily print or clog our precious airwaves with gossip and dribble about what some overpaid sports star or Hollywood celeb did or did not do. Do their improprieties really play a part in my daily life? I think not.

“Okay”, you say but this is just a diversion from reality–an escape from the daily grind–right? Maybe, but this trash news is dominating what we used to consider real news. When did almost every news story have to be a murder or something depressing? There must be some good news somewhere out there.

If Nostradamus is right and 2012 is the end of our planet, I hope that we tidy up our environment, learn some more compassion for our fellow man, take better care of our children and animals, and waste less resources for future generations just in case the great predictor makes a boo boo. What’s the worst that can happen?

Maybe 2012 should be goal date for achievement. 2012 is the year for us to clean up our act and get our priorities in check. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see government, media, and the people of the world working for a common goal? One can only dream. Just because the media doesn’t cover a natural disaster doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. 2012 may come and go without any noticeable repercussions but that doesn’t mean the wake-up call is any less urgent!

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, visit his blog at www.asoftvoice.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on December 3, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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