Friday 11 November 2011

What does 11 11 11 mean?

It means nothing as far as I am concerned if the last 11 signifies a year. Today is the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the 21st century. It is just numbers. This sequence happens every 100 years apparently. That does not make it special. People like to place significance on numbers. We are essentially superstitious and fearful. We seek comfort in the meaning that we give to numbers. It is all rather sad for me. Although I totally respect other people's thoughts about this sequence of numbers.

I remember when the second millennium came around, the year 2000. Before that date people were predicting melt down and Armageddon. They were saying that computers couldn't count beyond 1999 and there would be chaos. Many bought a year's supply of backed beans and Heinz tomato soup and headed for the hills of Montana whereupon after 2000 arrived and become history without so much as a ripple of distruption, they returned home with their tails between their legs.

It's just the human condition. 11 11 11 means precisely nothing if as I mentioned the last 11 signifies a year. However, the 11th day of the 11th month does mean something in the UK. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One. Evert year we have a 2 minute silence at that time to remember those who gave their lives.

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