Remember when there was all the hullabaloo about 2012 and the Mayan Calendar ending, and people thought it meant the end of the world?
Actually, as I said back then, people that know anything about the Mayan calendar know it didn't mean the end of time itself, it meant the time "clock" would be reset - a time of great upheaval would follow; and typically, in Mayan time, this tumultuous transition periods last about a decade.
Their "epochs" of time lasted about 70 to 80 years and there were always great tumult in between epochs, lasting about a decade.
For example, the last epoch ended in about 1942, with a 10-year build until it's end, which would put the last epoch transition from 1932 to 1942, being the rise of Nazism and World War II.
The one in 2012 was predicted to be the grand epoch of them all.
However, it was predicted to be less about an end, and more about a transition period - a final big push to get rid of residual cultural rot in our culture and environment that holds us back from progress, because these things aren't healthy for us, either as individuals or as a species.
That "grand push" would of course be met with resistance, by those who prefer to cling to the old way, with the "pushers for progress" being viewed as 'troublemakers' and 'thugs,' instead of people bucking the old system because it's not working for everyone, or even most people.
Just like a dysfunctional family clings to the familiar power regime, even though it doesn't work for most of the family except for the patriarch or matriarch, because new and different are too scary, and the "pusher for progress," for change, becomes the scapegoat for family problems.
It's sort of like the phrase, "The devil you know is better than the one you don't," with some - which is also like looking at the glass half-empty rather than half-full.
Because in fact, you don't know for sure the new is a devil, you just imagine it will be, if you're a pessimist? lol. Thus, the Mayan Calendar wasn't the end - it was saying, "Fasten your seatbelts for this bumpy ride to end all bumpy rides - but in the end, the old cultural rot shall fall away, to make way for the new, better, and healthier - either adapt or wither and fall away, too."
Not everything will fall away - if it ain't broke, don't fix it - but there are many, many things broken, in our current system, which don't work for most people, except those at the top - just a significant shift in the broken power structure, towards the betterment of humanity and this planet.
So, looking at it that way, the upheaval/transition is a good thing, then, right?