VAT: Ahah and haha

The etymology of the word “apocalypse” is “uncovering, to take the cover off” like the lifting of the veil.  Apocalypse is the revelation of the truth. Apocalypse is generally associated with the destruction of the world as we think we know it or revelations of the divine. As such, apocalypse is either hell or heaven, respectively.

When the truth is revealed, the illusions we’ve created to cover reality are removed and their absurdity is revealed. This moment of awakening is the ahah moment, quickly followed by haha.