Z: How’s the world going to end?
J: Well, the sun will probably turn into a red giant and engulf us.
J: Although there’s lots of other thing that could happen – man made disasters, or a meteor could hit the earth. That would wipe us out. The earth would still be here, though, so it wouldn’t really be the end of the world.
Z starts to cry.
Me: J, you’re freaking the kid out.
J: It’s okay, buddy.
Z: I don’t want the world to end!
J: Don’t worry. We’ll all be long gone when it happens.
Z: THE WORLD IS NOT GOING TO END!
J: I don’t know how to handle this.
Me: By the time it happens we’ll have spaceships to fly to another planet.
J: Spaceships are cool, right?
J: Fine. The world isn’t going to end. Ever.
You heard it here first, kids.