We are moving faster and faster towards overpopulation. Some may argue we are already there. When will it stop and finally even out? As long as we are in civilization, I don’t see an end to the rising numbers of human beings and the diminishing numbers of all other life. Too many people. Us, making our mark everywhere on the world, expanding until we have nothing left to expand upon. The fall of man, his excessive pride in thinking he can rule the universe by continued expansion. It’s a shame to think that humans are going to go down in a final blaze of incompetence when populations get so large that the whole world goes into famines and disease due to different collapses in technological necessities we take for granted today.
It’s quite a shame to think about how we’ve done so much to hurt our own home and other species that live here as well. What we’ve done here is nothing to be proud of. Sure, we have dominion over all living things, but when will the lust for power stop? Will it ever? When will we just say, “That’s enough!” My guess is not until we go extinct, or witness a major crash in the current system. And if we go extinct, the world will finally get its chance to heal itself. That is, if we leave anything that’s not man-made as we exit this planet. Humans only deal with human-made materials on a daily basis. For the most part, other than the hands sticking out in front of you, everything you come into contact with was made by man, much like inbreeding. This is contrary to all other life, who work symbiotically and cohesively to keep diversity at an all-time high. This is another reason for our rampant expansion. We are only interested in the self, at the expense of everything else.
I’m writing here because I find that anyone who decides they want a big family is being entirely selfish and is exacerbating the problem instead of working to solve it. Unless you can raise everyone in your big family to be compassionate, conscious, and aware, those children will irresponsibly reproduce as well many times and cause more and more people to come into this world for no reason other than self-interest. There are way too many people already, so why make the problem worse? Why bring children into a world where for many reasons there is not enough to go around and there will most likely never be enough as long as we keep having children? Not procreating is one of the most responsible acts you can do towards getting the human race back into balance, and yet you hardly ever see it, except among the people who are either socially awkward or unappealing. Even in those circumstances, children are sometimes created.
I’m not trying to tell others how to live their lives, but it makes sense that if our major problem in the coming century is overpopulation, then we shouldn’t have so many children. Of course, there is always the argument that the more food we produce, the more people there will be. While this is also true, if we limit the food production in the world and have it steadily go down for years and years, then the population will steadily decline as well. It will cause many to die in this current world, but it will be for a good reason. We would try to get to the point that we don’t need to farm anymore and we just live off of the food that nature provides, much like we did for hundreds of thousands of years before this world we live in today. But yet I see no one putting this plan in motion because it’s not really politically viable as an argument and whoever proposes this will be called a monster and mass murderer when what they are doing is just trying to find balance.
Is this situation hopeless? Perhaps. It’s possible that our population will expand to numbers never thought of before followed by an intense drop in population due to all the factors associated with overpopulation. Wouldn’t it be easier to gradually reduce the population than to have half of Earth’s humans disappear in a matter of years due to famine, disease or other overpopulation problems? It’s hard to think about what this world will look like in 100 years, with a potential 1 billion Americans and 12-15 billion people. It would be worse than India today all over the world. Is that the kind of world that all of us want to create? I hope not. Let us all try to reduce the population by following one simple rule to start: Do not have children.
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