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Don't turn Mayan calendar into 'folklore-for-profit': Felipe Gomez
Even the leader of the Maya alliance, Felipe Gomez, deems that the doomsday prediction is a hoax and has expressed his resentment for turning a calendar into 'folklore-for-profit' by creating panic. Instead of understanding the Mayan calendar as one of the many systems of time cycle, some have been trying make a con job out of it.

"THE MAYAN calendar has various time periods. We have days, weeks, months, years, etc. They had periods called b’ak’tuns and piktuns, among others. The periods are counted up, and, like the mileometer in a car, when one number reaches its maximum, it resets to zero and the next number along is increased,” a website writes about the Mayan Calendar.

“The “Long Count” reaches 13.0.0.0.0 on 21 December 2012, but that is NOT the end of their calendar - it resets the number of b’ak’tuns to zero and increases the number of piktuns - to 1.0.0.0.0.0! The calendar then goes to the next piktun on October 13, 4772," adds answers.yahoo.com.

Taking a dig on wisdom of Mayan civilization, the website says, "People get all bent out of shape thinking that that's where the Mayan calendar ended. Their calendar was not computer generated. They were chipping away at stone and maybe that's just as far as they got in their calendar making before they were overrun by enemies, plague or some other natural disaster."

The website adds that we should stop worrying about 'end-world predictions' that have NEVER come true before too. Nothing untoward will happen to our modern world today.

It has been advised that “we should all strive to be better people and leave this old world a little better than what we found it” when we leave this earth. "Don't worry. Be happy. The doom-sayers have yet to be right!"

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