There are a lot of very embarrassed people out there right now. Well, that or they have already shut down the phones and websites, grabbed the money and run. Given the amount of media hype over the last twenty years, I’d say it is probably the latter.
I’m talking about all the interesting people who have been hawking books, websites, survival kits, bugout bags, videos, classes and spare toothbrushes over the last couple of decades. They’ve made a lot of money by claiming the world was ending and they could get you what you needed to survive. If they were scamming us, they have vanished by now. If they were sincere, then they are either very surprised or are trying to figure out what went ‘wrong’.
Oddly, I have a problem with the continuation of the world being ‘wrong’, but then I didn’t buy a generator, learn to make candles or stock up on baked beans. Since I have survived the apocalypse, I have decided to make the best of my next 1,000 years. I even have ideas.
Rev. Zita’s top ten list of ways to spend the next Millennium:
- Read everything that Warren Buffet has ever written. For a billionaire, he seems like a pretty cool guy.
- Vote Independent. The regular parties are just so last eon.
- Finally decide on a hair color.
- Invent my own religion based on sacred sarcasm and the Zen of lifting the perfect sardonic eyebrow. Groucho Marx will be our prophet.
- Create the perfect hot sauce. I’m actually well on my way with this one.
- Learn to dance without beer. Need I say more?
- Write a manual on how to live the perfect individual life. Including references and diagrams.
- Learn to use technology correctly. Seriously, I’m so far behind that it’s sad.
- Help people to see that the world can be a very good place if you want it to be one.
- Learn to enjoy the life I’ve been given without freaking out at every little thing Chicken Little says.
I’m going to get out of my life the things I put into it, and I intend to put some very good things into my life. You should too. Make a list for your next thousand years, and we can share them. If we get enough responses, we can put up the best suggestions and goals for everyone to enjoy. What will you do for the next Millennium? Tell me, I want to know. We all could use some good ideas.
Find your peace and have some fun.