People are aware of what is happening on the planet- global warming, natural resources slowly dwindling, pollution (water/air/land), and this is just the tip of the iceberg- yet they continue to have children.
Do they not think of what they are bequeathing them? Our children?
Are people selfish or just stupid?
The answer would be to adopt children who are already here and stop reproducing. At least for a while until the planet can heal.
Less people=less pollution, less waste, less scrambled search for alternative forms of energy....or another habitable planet.
The earth is extremely over-populated by humans. The only answer is population control.
The problem? Less people also means less merchandising/consumerism.
It’s all about money.
In the past (and still today) churches encouraged people to have children so to line the churches pockets. Why else would some churches have been so wealthy and powerful? You could buy your way into heaven, but that is another story/rant.
In the past children helped the family plant, bring in crops, tend animals and so forth. In a way it was free labor. Plus, there was no such thing as birth control pills, vasectomies and the like. There was only abstinence. And, as we see in third world countries, that doesn’t work. Even though the parents are starving and cannot provide for children, they still have enough energy for sex.
Today there are multiple forms of birth control, yet I still see families with a multitude of children. In most cases, both parents have to work to provide. The children are basically raised by retired relatives or complete strangers at a ‘day care’ facility.
When the parents return from work they are too tired to interact.
We are constantly bombarded with consumerism. If you don’t have the latest electronics or fashion or novelty, you are second rate.
It is such a vicious cycle.
It is scary to think of where we, as a species. are headed.
Our planet is dying.
The garden wilting.
The once beautiful earth will be unliveable.
It is only a matter of time....
Unless, of course, the earth/nature will attempt to repair itself with another extinction episode.
Or we blow it up with our own big bang. Take it ALL out. Heck, why should we leave it habitable for anything else?