Dear 100 Hour Board,
Is it the end of days?
The sun and earth are still due to complete their regular rotations and orbits, so no.
Earthquakes happen all the time and the fact that we don't care about them being a sign of the second coming unless they're in Utah pisses me off. The virus sucks. Everything sucks. For sure. This whole year so far has been a clustercuss. BUT. This is temporary so even though it's all very screwed up, we are gonna make it through this. Eventually.
Okay, so more seriously this time, it really isn't the end of days. Something I've been thinking a lot about is how there seems to be some kind of huge, apocalyptic seeming event in every generation or so. My grandpa fought in WWII. I'm sure that people who lived through that war wondered a lot at how life would even go on, and if the end of war would be the end of everything. Before that, there was WWI and the Spanish influenza (which turned out to be the more deadly than WWI). Seriously, between WWI and the Spanish flu, up to 90 million people were killed.
But by far the most apocalyptic century seems to be the 1300s. First, you had drastic climate change. Weather became calamitously unpredictable, causing farmers to lose their crops and begin to starve. And then the plague came. The majority of the entire world's population was wiped out by the Black Death; most populations didn't recover for 200 years, and in some regions it took 500 years.
The common theme with all horrible pandemics, wars, and natural disasters is that life went on. And chances are that it will go on after this (I have no idea when the Second Coming might happen, so I can't say this isn't the Second Coming for the same reason that I can't say it is).
People have managed to survive through worse. The most likely outcome for all of this is that years down the road, the world will seem absolutely miraculous compared to what is going on now.
Probably not, but also, it does sort of feel like that, doesn't it?
I definitely had that same reaction after the earthquake this morning.
Life is wild. Sending love and good vibes.