Living Maya spiritual leaders will tell you that human life doesn't end tomorrow (12/21/2012), if you bother to ask them, which I did. The people I talked to were not happy that non-Maya are claiming a cataclysm tomorrow based on their prophesies. It's the end of a cycle; the end of an age, but not the end of life. Have great parties, but don't get too drunk. You'll still have to sleep it off and deal with the hangover the morning after.
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from the article: Israeli revelers prepare to celebrate the end of the world