I believe what the Mayans were trying to interpret was that we will become a backwards society. Everything will be flip flopped.
WHY I WANT TO LIVE MY NEXT LIFE BACKWARDS
You start out dead and get that out of the way.
Then you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day.
Then you get kicked out for being too healthy.
Enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.
Then when you start to work, you get a gold watch on your first day.
You work 40 years until you're too young to work.
You get ready for High School: drink alcohol, party and you're generally promiscuous.
Then you go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, and you have no responsibilities.
Then you become a baby, and then
You spend your last 9 months floating peacefully in luxury, in spa-like conditions-central heating, room service on tap and then.....
You finish off as an orgasm.
I rest my case.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.