Happy winter solstice.
To me the end of the world means moving out of the dark and into the light, discovering and finding our light so we can illuminate the darkness we so often see and feel. So the new beginning is light and love.
The old paradigm and way of being was -fight or flight, greed, need, me, mine and I. The new paradigm is one of a higher consciousness. Love, light, sharing, caring, giving- more of social cohesions and responsibilities.