End of the world?? I think not…

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Now I am sure that all of us has heard about the Pope resigning, well I’m sure that the whole world heard about it. I am not going to start bashing the Pope or state whether or not I agree, but what I will ask is what’s up with all these “end of the world” predictions? First it was that whack job who said the end was coming on October 21st (whatever year), then when it didn’t happen he said the 21st was the beginning and the end was another date… yea, sure, OK, we all believe you. Then there was the Mayan calendar and Nostradamus, that the end was December 21, 2012. As you can see we are all still here. I don’t think Nostradamus gave an exact date, but he did give some pretty accurate predictions. Now we have St. Malachy’s predictions about all the popes,  he said  there would be only 112 more popes, here is the English and Latin  translations:

“In ſecutione extre- ma S.R.E. ſedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tre mẽdus iudicabit po pulum ſuum. Finis.”

“In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop].
Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations:
and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed,
and the terrible judge will judge his people.
The End.”

People can make come up with their own opinions on what this exactly means… my opinion is this… Are ya’ll ready to hear this? (That’s right I said ya’ll). My opinion is that we need to stop caring when the world is going to end. Everyone is so wound up on not only the end of the world but the future also. We need to stop worrying so much.  Life is way too short to worry about anything, for all we know there will be no tomorrow, shoot, you might not make it to the next word, I might not even live to the next word I’m suppose to type. We don’t know when our time is up, so why not live our life the way God, Zeus, Lugh (Irish version of Zeus),Odin, Jupiter, spaghetti god or whatever the heck you believe in, intended us to live.

Now I’m not saying there is nothing in the future you should prepare for… there are things they everyone should prepare for, like save some money encase you live to see tomorrow and you need it; things like that are good to prepare for the future. We shouldn’t be fanatics and stock up all this crap encase the world ends…hey if the world ends you probably wont need that stuff anyways.

As for Pope Benedict XVI, I really do wish him well and hope that he made the right decision for himself.

Hope you all survive and watch out for the spaghetti god, I heard he turns people into meatballs.

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http://www.ancient-code.com/st-malachy-the-prophecy-of-the-popes-and-the-last-pope/

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No Job? Yeah? Me Too

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I have not been able to post anything for a while because of some terrible writer’s block and the help of some sever depression of not being able to find a job. Now I realize that future potential employers will be reading this, and that is A-O-K with me. I have been told repeatedly by employers, “Your resume is impressive but you do not have enough experience”, or “Though I enjoy reading your writing, you do not have enough experience.” OK,  I have had enough of the “not enough experience”; at the rate I’m going I will have no experience the rest of my life. I understand completely that employers want people with experience, but how is anyone suppose to gain this experience if no one gives them a chance? I was once told that it was better if someone didn’t have the experience, this way they didn’t have any bad habits, and the employer could mold them into what they wanted, well I say to that person….that my dear sir is Sheerest sophistry! Employers want you already molded with bad habits from previous employers.

I went to see a career adviser this week… and why do students go to career advisers??? Is it A.) Seek help finding a job B.) Find someone to tell them they are never going to find anything C.) Tell you Count Dracula is going to sneak in your room tonight and suck your blood, or is it D.) Both A and C? As much as I would love the answer to be A or D, the correct answer is B. Yeah that’s right, the reason why students go to career advisers as I found out today is to be told, “Well your getting your B.A in English and will be graduating at the end of this semester, but because you will be graduating you wont be able to find an internship, because most companies want interns still in school.” Then she continued to say that my best bet was to go on LinkedIn.com … Oh, wow! Thank you so much, I could have paid my mom to tell me I wasn’t going anywhere in life, thank you so much for the confidence. I want to know why schools put out these majors, have students pick them make them think they will have some sort of chance finding some sort of job, when apparently it is not true. I guess I missed the part where schools could care less about your future; they just want your money.

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Now I know what everyone is thinking, “Well why would you pick English as your major, what could you possibly do with that?” My answer to that is; I picked English because I love creative writing, and when I was going to school they did not have Creative writing as a major till after I was almost done, also I love reading mythologies and learning where they come from, heck I love reading in general. When I decided to be an English Lit major, in the back of my mind I thought I would be able to find a job because all my professors gave me lists of employers that were hiring English majors. In addition, I want to be a professor one day, but it would be nice to have a job while I go to Grad school. I also realize that the only real job I had was working at a hair salon for the past 6 1/2 years, it did not work out because though I enjoyed doing hair, it was not my passion. I still have poems and stories that I wrote from 10 years old, writing is my passion, if it were not for my Sicilian Mother telling me to go to beauty school from the age 7, and because every Sicilian and their brother is a hairdresser I would have never done it. For once, I want to do what I want in life, and that is to be a writer and to be a professor (for mythology and creative writing.)

My point to this little rant of mine is not to beg someone to hire me, I want someone to see my potential and talent, and I do not want to be hired based on pity. What I am saying is that it would be nice if employers looked at an inexperienced candidate that they really like. If you really like a candidate and see potential, why not give them a chance, and give them the experience they need and deserve. Everyone says that you have to go through 300 rejections before you get an acceptance, why not be the 301, the one person that says, “I really like this person, I see them as a potential good employee, let me see what they’re made of.”

With that all said, have a wonderful day and may Zombies not eat your brains this coming up Zombie apocalypse.

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