Be prepared - the end of the world is nigh...
I don't mean to be alarmist but I have been giving some thought to the end of the world. It will not be any time soon and you and I will not be around to witness it.
I have not joined a Doomsday cult. I am not going to put a date on the last days of our planet as I always felt sorry for those people who set a day, and then have to deal with the world continuing after that day when there was no great flood and no one from Venus arrived in a spaceship to collect them.
In the 1950s, psychologist Leon Festinger studied this phenomenon in an interesting book called When Prophecy Fails.