If you see a homeless guy wearing a "The End is Near" sandwich board do you run for cover?
No, not really no. I only started to think that there might be some truth behind the whole thing because of all these documentaries, and all these people talking about visions, and these scientists saying that it might happen (and fortunately, they were very much incorrect). We didn't even lose our power grid, thank goodness.
Shows like Doompreppers didn't ease my conscious. In fact, if we were to take into account the Multiverse Theory, I wouldn't be surprised if there were alternate timelines in which the apocalypse did happen, in which the ones that are ridiculed are the ones who survived.
All I know is that this is one of the happiest times for my fears to be wrong! One might even say they were dead wrong!