|The Lowdown on the New Millennium|
Uh-oh! The 21st century and a New Millennium are here. How prepared are you?
A millennium ago, our ancestors had only hourglasses and sundials to help them count down to the day they feared would bring their Final Judgment and, possibly, an eternity in hell. Preparing for the End of the World, they heeded the gurus of the day and tried to whip out their evil spirits. They deserted home and family and set off on pilgrimages to sites associated with saints and biblical events.
We, their descendants, should be better prepared for the trials of the 21st century. For starters, we survived the long predicted Millennium Meltdown, when every computer on earth was expected to crash, and life as we know it was predicted to come to a halt.
The bad news is that, as in the dawning of the previous millennium, it is turning out to be, to a great degree, business as usual for us mortals: epidemics and earthquakes; hurricanes and tsunamis; ethnic and religious strife; high taxes and expensive drugs and doctors; a lifetime of labor at a lousy job if not at two or even three.
The great news is that you can be prepared for all future pitfalls with your very own Millennium Manual! HOW TO SURVIVE THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Recycled Wisdom for an Age of Diminished Expectations is your ultimate survival guide. Live the 21st century to the fullest! Your money back in 2099 if you don't enjoy it more than the previous century.
As Shakespeare said, "The readiness is all."