We have only been three months into the year 2020, and the world is vividly falling apart. At this point, everyone is scared for their dear life. Most people thought last year was bad, but they all took that thought back after only a few days in this so-called: jinxed year. It’s a year that will go down in history as a year of crisis, or as the year of the beginning of the apocalypse; as some might claim. Why is this year so harsh on people of Earth? Do they deserve it? Is it really the end of the world?
Basically, all you have to do now is pray for yourself that it’s not the end and enjoy a read on what 2020 is all about.
What’s the meaning of “the apocalypse”?
For some Christians, the apocalypse is a religious term that refers to the complete final destruction of the world, as described in the biblical book of Revelation. Muslims also have their own apocalyptic prophecies that indicate a very destructive end for the world we live in. Other religions and beliefs have their own definitions as well. While others believe the apocalypse is the inevitable time when zombies come back to life to eat the brains of alive individuals. Whatever version you believe in, they all lead to the infamous ending screen of our favorite T.V. shows:
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Is the apocalypse a legit matter?
Well, there is no definite scientific proof that supports the claims of the end of the world. Thus, it all depends on your perspective, if you are a religious person or you believe in God, then yes, the apocalypse is a legit thing. If you’re more of a zombie person then, the zombie apocalypse might happen. Yet, if you believe in nothing, then you should just sit, wait, and see what is going to happen.
What happened in 2020 so far?
There has been a lot of dates and calculations throughout the history predicting apocalyptic events; apparently, they were not true as far we know; especially not the year 2012 that we all anticipated according to the Maya “Doomsday” calendar. However, so many bad things have already happened this year that urged people to think “something bad is going on”. The following is some breaking news that happened; some are still happening, this year, which feels like a horror movie keeping the people at the edge of their seats.
The Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak In 2020:
The list starts off with this international pandemic that could be the worst thing happening not just in 2020, but probably the entire 21st century. The number of cases started to explode at the beginning of the year and reached more than 335,000 cases thus far with 14,611 deaths. The virus is insanely fast-spreading. It has turned the world upside down with lockdowns in some countries, suspending of flights in others, and recommended or forced quarantine that led people fighting over toilet paper in the United States, pretty apocalyptic, right?
People are advised to practice social distancing, and hence, busy streets and attractions are now eerily but somewhat aesthetically empty. Take a look at the stats of the virus so far.
The Continuous Australian Bushfires of 2020.
You must have stumbled upon one or two images of the poor Australian animals trying to seek shelter and help from human beings. It’s a heart-shattering scene. It’s a tragedy that affected millions of animals/birds either burnt to death or physically hurt while a lot of Australian properties destroyed. The whole situation was an unexplained mess.
2020 World War |||:
Thankfully, that big war hasn’t happened, yet. This new decade’s consequential first weeks began with a lot of concerns that a flame of a world war might ignite again. And that’s because of the political situation between the United States and Iran. It began with the United States openly and admittedly targeting killing a foreign military leader for the first time since World War II. That person was an Iranian leader. A very nasty nuclear war could have taken place. However, the issue was ended with the tragic, unintended cost of conflict; — Iran admitting that it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 passengers on board.
The Tragic Death of Kobe Bryant:
Kobe Bryant was an extremely successful basketball player who’s known for his 20-year career in the Lakers before his retirement. He shockingly and unexpectedly passed away due to a horrifying helicopter crash. Nine people were carried by helicopter: former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, baseball coach John Altobelli, five other passengers, and the pilot. Due to the fast descent, all on those on board of the helicopter passed away. It was tragic news for the whole world even for people who are not basketball fans.
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The capital of Indonesia was horribly sinking in February this year. Floods that have devastated most of Indonesia’s capital intensified, flooding thousands of homes and buildings like the presidential palace and paralyzing transport networks. Read more on the topic.
Other catastrophes have also taken place; whether it’s earthquakes, flooding, or other sorts of natural disasters or human-caused issues. This year has shown it all. The consequences of the previous, the current, and the upcoming disasters of the year 2020 will negatively affect a lot of countries and a lot of people. Not to mention how the international economic situation is deteriorating due to the mentioned crises.
Do human beings deserve what is happening to them in 2020?
2020 has come with the full package, with all its power to teach us a lesson. It’s that us, human beings, are not on the top of the chain, that maybe nature is stronger than us. Whatever the outcome of this year, we all know that we have been so harsh when dealing with Mother Nature. Maybe we should just give it a break. Maybe all that is happening is just the Earth asking for a break; so why not give it one?