Being positive will make your day

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 December, 2011, 12:00am


Many people talk about doomsday. Are you afraid that the world will end soon? I have been asked about this a lot of times. Actually, I'm very curious about doomsday. I have many questions: what will happen that day? will all the people be destroyed? what will the world look like after that day? what will people do if they have just one minute left in their lives?

My friend, who is a Christian, does not believe doomsday will happen soon. She said she has gone through many so-called doomsdays over the years, adding that the latest doomsday prediction for December 21, 2012, was unlikely to happen.

If people really knew when it will all end, I'm sure students wouldn't study, and workers wouldn't go to work.

I believe we should do what we need to do every day, rather than worry about doomsday.

Kwan Yuen-wa, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

From the Editor

Thank you for your letter, Yuen-wa. People have talked about the end of the world for thousands of years. The major religions all have versions of the 'end of days', and scientists tell us the universe will one day explode, collapse or otherwise be destroyed.

The thing is, we don't know what the future holds, whether we're talking about millions of years from now or the next minute. It's not a nice thing to think about, but life could end at any moment.

Rather than focus on that, or on doomsday, though, we should make the most of every day and live life to the fullest. If there are things we want to do, or dream of achieving, we shouldn't put them off 'until later', or 'until we're older'. As the Latin saying goes, 'carpe diem' - seize the day. Make the most of every moment, and you'll have no regrets.

Karly, Deputy Editor