The Doomsday Clock is a symbol that represents the likelihood of a global catastrophe. The Clock was first represented in 1947 and was then maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board. The Clock originally represents an analogy for the threat of a global nuclear war. Since 2007, it also reflects climate change and other new developments in life sciences and technology that can inflict irrevocable harm to humanity. The Clock represents the hypothetical global catastrophe as “midnight” and the Bulletin’s opinion on how close the world is to a global catastrophe as a number of “minutes” to midnight. On 25-Jan-2018, the Bulletin moved the Doomsday Clock to 2 minutes to midnight – the closest to midnight as it has ever been. The world is now as dangerous as it has been since World War II.
It is disappointed that the human race is put in this self-destructive situation by a few nations. But just a thought, if the war starts tomorrow, what will you do? Will you try to figure out a survival plan? Check if any shelter or bunker nearby that you can hide? Withdraw all the money from your bank account and grab as much food as possible? Or just partying as hell with your friends? Will you just stay at home waiting for the doomsday quietly and enjoy a little calm at the end after a busy life? I may delete all my social media accounts as I don’t like to leave things behind. So it’s a pity for those project issues that I didn’t fix, the loved ones who I didn’t have a chance to say farewell, the apologies I didn’t make, those lost friends I didn’t reconnect – all the things I think I always have time to do later.
There is a saying that your whole life will flash before you when you die – your childhood, school life, graduation, first day of your first job, getting married, kids taking their first steps. All the memories are packed into a short period of time like a movie trailer. We can’t change the past, so we hope for a better tomorrow. The Doomsday Clock is a reminder to us that tomorrow is not guaranteed. You are the leading role in your life, so live in the present, enjoy every play and be happy whenever you can. Don’t wait till you are looking down from heaven, life is too short to be unhappy. Although tomorrow’s sunrise encourages us for a brand new start, tonight can still be beautiful and attractive.