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 thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

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

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