If you're reading this article, it means the world has not ended yet (although there's still time if you're in American Samoa). Nibiru _ hypothetically a hidden rogue planet in the solar system _ has not rammed into Earth as various online prophecies have enthusiastically predicted.
I do not mean to ridicule esoteric beliefs. Indeed, I was once driven by the fear of a doomsday event, and I understand the grip of terror well.
That fear occurred to me when I was 11, after reading articles in pseudo-science magazines about doomsday predictions. At that time, there was a rumour that our world would end in the year 2525 BE (or 1982) when nine planets in the solar system were aligned. The momentum and gravity of each planet would play tug-of-war against one another and wreak havoc by turning Earth's poles upside-down. The world was supposed to come to an end when I was only 12 years old.
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