Signs of Witness
Should we be worried about impending doom? What about all of the signs? You know, signs of the apocalypse. These signs are all around us, coming from street corner prophets and major motion pictures, from evangelists and research scientists alike. Even the the janitors at work were raving about all the 2012/ Mayan Calendar crap (remember: always humor contractors, as they possess mysterious powers.) Actually, the other day Joey was in the middle of ordering at his go-to online store called CleanItSupply a bunch of needed products. As he perused his janitorial supply list, he turned to me and said is a very serious growl; “Nibiru is real.” I guess he was referring to one apocalyptic theory that said the Earth was going to collide with a planet called Nibiru on 12/12/12. I told him it was more important that he order our biodegradable, 100% recycled paper supplies, and other “green” janitorial products which we need right now than to be concerned about an event that may or may not occur. If there is no toilet paper and hand towels in the rest rooms, us employees are going to breathing down his neck. I think he got the point. By the way, CleanItSupply does have great prices for most any janitorial supply, so check them out.
Of course, the signs of apocalypse have ALWAYS been with us. The world is always just about to end. Does that mean that it isn’t true this time? Like the online slots, low probability, but still a probability greater than zero!
Well, the world itself is in worse shape than it has been for the last few million years. Where you stand in the global warming debate really doesn’t change the fact that human beings have seriously affected (I suppose a trendier word would be ‘impacted’, presumably as the opposite of ’empowered’, as long as it’s scalable outside the box) the beauty, diversity and all-around live-ability of Planet Earth. Homo Sapiens were a relatively benign tumor up until the 19th and 20th Centuries, when we really got cookin’ with the reverse terraforming (so to speak).
It’s so easy for humans to focus internally, study our navals, worry about our sexuality, or our aging bodies. I watched my uncle get so depressed at his physical decline that he went on a quest for testosterone therapy using a natural male hormone called bio-identical testosterone. He claims that this treatment has restored his quality of life and that without the hormone he would be a basket case. I see this as a different kind of apocalypse, but an apocalypse nonetheless. Do we need to replace our natural hormones in order to live a life of quality, and it that living a life of quality?