posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 06:16 PM
originally posted by: jonnywhite
originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: jonnywhite
Well you hope they disregard all the things listed but chances are many of them don't.
Unfortunately, there're a lot of people who really do want this world to end or suffer disaster. Some of them are suicidal and hateful, others are
probably just plain crazy. Maybe some willfully ignore certain things.
I think some stress is good. We all know some strain is good to keep us strong. But too much strain can also kill you or be harmful.
I think that you're right and many people are hopeful that this will happen. While I have personally run into those like you describe who think that
our technological advancements allow the weak to live (and as an asthmatic I fall squarely in that category for many who think that way), I don't
think most people do feel that way.
I think that most people feel like there are too many of us and that the easy answer for their own success would be to have a collapse in population
and a reorganization of the infrastructure. They feel, on some level, as if they are failing in the current system and many of them also think that
they are resourceful enough to survive without the complexities of modern society. They think that resetting the board so-to-speak will level the
playing field for them. Most of them are wrong and wouldn't be able to find their a$$ with both hands without our current vast infrastructure of
support i.e. in a "survivalist" situation.
It's the fast and dirty answer to hope for the death of untold billions. Frankly it's more instinct than actual thought that propels these
misanthropic lines of "reasoning". While sometimes a mass die-off can create opportunities it is actually only a very few lucky ones who are able to
take advantage of it. For most people life simply reverts to the old nasty, brutish and short in breathtaking time. These people are going to be in
for quite a shock when the realities of starvation, disease, predators, infant mortality, and just the sheer amount of physical exertion required to
survive just one more day become apparent.
Not to mention... Just what human beings become when the that coat of civility we all wear is no longer a survival prone habit.
For the record, as I mentioned, I am one of those that has a very, very short time to live if this goes pear-shaped so I am biased toward civilization
as we know it. I am well aware of this so take my opinion for what it is worth.
edit on 12-9-2014 by redhorse because: (no reason given)