In the latest issue of wired (September 2012), a very interesting article caught my attention. It is called ‘Apocalypse Not‘, and it is talking about ways people previously thought the world would end, and how it actually didn’t… I have to admit that in most cases, they are right in the fact that people have exaggerated in their belief as for how the world will end. As an example, epidemics previously believed to cut world population by half ended up killing less than a 100 people. But here is my question: as a result of fear from the ever nearing end, people have taken great precautions, and stopped these disasters from happening. If we just believe everything is not peril and just let it sort itself out, without taking these vital precautions, would it actually sort itself, or would that be a death sentence to humanity? People have always been fighting a battle for survival, and so far won every time, but does it mean that there is no point fighting these battles, or does it mean that we are simply great worriers?