The End of the World

If you want to know when the world is ending, don't consult the Bible - talk to a 13 year-old.

The other day I was transporting one of my students to and from testing. He was talking about 2012, explaining matter-of-factly that the world was going to end. The conversation continued between us. I listened mostly while he continued to explain why he knew the world was facing impending doom. Scattered throughout his side of the conversation were anxious comments one would expect to hear from a boy of his age attempting to wrap his mind around imminent doom.

While he talked, I saw myself as a 13 year-old having the same belief. I was certain the world was ending and found myself racked with anxiety about

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