7 Warning Signs That We are in Apocalyptic Times (and How to Not Take it Too Seriously)

It’s not all doom and gloom

Book: Where the World Ends, by Geraldine McCaughrean; Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

When the media won’t shut up about it

We all know that the media like to take one particular topic and milk it for all its worth. They’re just lucky that the year 2020 has so much to work with as far as the Apocalypse goes. It can honestly be easy to feel depressed and stressed out when everything on television is doom and gloom.

When chicken sandwiches are sent into space

Yes, you read that right. KFC sent a crispy and spicy zinger into space. The fact that you have to ask yourself why they would possibly want to do something like that is clearly a sign that end times are coming.

When the doomsday prophets are surprisingly quiet

There was a time when Harold Camping put a lot of people in the ringer over a decade ago due to his doomsday predictions involving the Bible and plenty of fish. It got so bad that people started to sell off all their belongings to prepare for the Rapture (of course, it didn’t happen).

When you can make moon concrete using your urine

Okay, I have to admit that this is probably one of the strangest things about the current year (and this article), but hear me out. Lunar concrete is a mixture of two ingredients — the powdery soil that you find on the moon, and urea. Urea is one of the primary components of human urine, which means it is entirely possible that human urine will pave the way to constructing lunar concrete.

When people are calling the current pandemic a hoax

There is no denying that most apocalyptic scenarios will have their own batch of naysayers, but you have to admire the commitment of the anti-COVID troop. If you asked me, I would say that most hoaxes are started by people who just wanna ruffle some feathers and have fun, but it ends up attracting people who honestly believe in the stuff.

When the 2020 Summer Olympics are postponed

I totally understand why they would postpone the Summer Olympics to 2021, but it just goes to show the state of the world right now. It wasn’t like the Olympics were taking place in a difficult region. It was to take place in Japan. If even Japan is having a rough time, you know this is serious.

Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash

When you are unsure when the pandemic will end

I don’t mean to end in a sour note, but the pandemic is likely not something that will go away anytime soon. The situation is worsened by all of the anti-mask and anti-COVID nonsense, but it’s not something that we can’t salvage with a bit of hard work. You will probably see things continue for at least a year or two before things finally calm down, but the fact that things will eventually calm down is still reason to be happy.

Mom of 7, loves to travel and watch movies & concerts. Like her poetry she writes from the heart (and mind) and treats each piece a work of art. She loves dogs!

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