Mayans

Mayans

7 December 2012

 

With the clock ticking down till 21 December 2012, global craziness is building about the Mayan calendar's "prediction" that the end of the world is nigh. High time I posted the above cartoon. After all, it's only got a life span of 14 days left before we realise (once again) that 'time' as a concept is entirely arbitrary and we actually live in an ever-present now.

Still, the Mayan calendar hoo-ha does prompt a good question ... If you did know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the world was going to end on a particular day, how would it change how you lived now?

NOTE: This cartoon is my own take on what's been a very popular topic with cartoonists in recent years, particularly the great Dan Piraro, author of Bizarro, who penned this very well known cartoon take on the Mayan calendar. His words in the accompanying blog post are great food for thought also, so do give it a read.

Happy end-of-the-world!