04 February 2007

Doomsday Clock Beta

"Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people." Zig Ziglar

The Doomsday Clock, created in 1947 by University of Chicago scientists, is a widely recognized indicator of the world's vulnerability to the danger of nuclear war. It is a symbolic clockface using the analogy of the human race being at a time that is
"minutes to midnight", or the end of civilization.

On 17 January 2007, the Clock was reset for the 18th time. It was forwarded by two minutes to show that the world is now only five minutes away from the ultimate catastrophe, symbolically represented by the midnight hour.

Five minutes...? A lot can be done in 5 minutes, or 300 seconds... Every second is a choice. One can choose to recall history, predict future, or enjoy now.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present. Time is running out soon. It is time to right the wrong. The future is going to be right, the present is almost right, but the past is definitely wrong. If nobody bothers to take the time to love anyone, share love with everyone.

I learn to love myself. I love myself.

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