In the past years, a lot of apocalyptic predictions had surfaced and affected a lot of people. The recent was the December 21, 2012 Mayan Doomsday scare. Reports told that many lives stopped and were drenched in the fear of the possible extinction of human race. This might sound over-rated but many didn’t enjoyed the holiday because of thinking of this alleged date on which the Maya calendar “ends”

But the prediction, just like the previous ones, failed. I remember that day was also the ICCT Colleges’ 5th Mid-Year Commencement Exercises. The event went successful but not a single ground-shake was felt by anyone in Ynares Center.

The ancient Maya are usually cited as the predictors of a lot of cosmic phenomena that took place in the past centuries and they said most of those predictions were proven true. I guess that was the reason why many believed that the December 2012 Doomsday scare could be true.
Maya scholar Ricardo Agurcia, said that those who are spreading rumors regarding the end of the world overlook some intricate details of ancient Mayan accounts. When one great cycle ends, another begins; “It’s about rebirth, not death” Agurcia said.

Indeed, the Maya predicted the world would most certainly not end in 2012. Earlier in 2012, archaeologist William Saturno discovered a series of numbers painted on the walls of a Maya complex in Guatemala. The calculations included dates that go far into the future. “The ancient Maya predicted the world would continue, that 7,000 years from now, things would be exactly like this,” he said in a press release.

We must not look for endings, and start living our lives to the fullest. The ancient Mayans were just opening possibilities, but they did not impose; that we must believe everything in their timekeeping accounts. In fact, everything can happen with just a split second; if it will happen, no one can stop it and no one knows when it will be. So why bother yourself thinking of things you’re not certain of? What matters most is that we’re still given the gift of life. Enjoy it and make it worthwhile. Happy New Year ICCT Colleges! (Charlie Ranido)