I feel the whole argument against population tends to hinge on the current fallacy that having kids is somehow a 'right'. I don't believe this to be
the case. I feel it's a privilege,as well as a serious responsibility, which should be granted only if certain conditions can be met by the would-be
parents. These conditions, of course, would be in-line with the requirements of a healthy and well-balanced society which values people and the planet
first and foremost.
Having kids doesn't just affect you, it affects everyone around you. From the way you raise them to the way society treats them, they have a direct
impact on broader civilization as they are the future. It would be imperative that we, as a species,re-evaluate our purpose for existence on this
planet and act intelligently (which we don't seem be capable of doing as of yet).
People are selfish and fail to see that unchecked populations lead to a lower quality of life for everyone else. Smaller populations are easier to
manage and there's plenty for everyone in terms of healthy environment,space and resources. Smaller populations, I feel, could be much happier. The
world we live in now ain't cutting it by a long-shot and forget about the fantasies of blasting off to the stars to go out and 'ruin' other worlds. It
isn't going to happen, at least not the for the 'little' people like you and I.
Unfortunately, within the current false monetary-market paradigm, there exists no financial benefit to reducing population sizes or being economical
because that would be a threat to the cyclical consumption model of business which requires,nay demands,constant consumer-base growth to keep the
whole diabolical Rube Goldstein wealth-transfer contraption going.
We've got to deal with the problems we've created right here and now, if it's not already too late. Would you rather have your(or someone else's)kids
live a pleasant world where they have plenty and are happy, or have to fight for scraps because all the low-hanging fruit is gone and the trees are
We've got to shed our traditional and hopelessly romantic and sentimental views about relationships and family if we are to have any hope for
survival. Of course, this would require a complete re-tooling of civilization as we know it and that ain't going to happen until we've finally ruined
everything and are left staring into the abyss.
edit on 5-12-2011 by FlyingJadeDragon because: wording