Could it be that the world really isn't coming to an end? Is it possible that we have so much invested in SHTF, that we want it to happen, and that it will be a blow to our egos if it does not? What if we are stressing ourselves out over this, not living our lives, and nothing bad happens? How many of us freaked out and hunkered down, over Y2K, then when nothing happened, resented the fact that planning and worrying about it so much was a huge waste of our time? Could this be the case today? What if a year or 2 from now we look at our huge stockpiles of ammo and food gathering dust, and feel foolish, wishing we had spent money on something else?