- Oct 25, 2017
People rationalize adding people to this planet in hundreds of ways, I am simply saying that we have the gift of foresight, and will never understand people who just see bringing human lives on this planet as rolling the dice for YOUR happyness.
It is selfish. Especially when there are children that are waiting for adoption somewhere.
You want a mini-you, nothing I can do to convince you otherwise. I'm just saying from a moral point of view, I would never do that myself.
Throughout most of Human history, we have lived in the dirt fighting tooth and nail for survival. People snatched away in the dark by predators, killed by unknowable diseases, and accidental premature death. I honestly don't see what's coming for humanity to be any worse than what many of our ancestors faced. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't say their lives weren't worthwhile, and even if not, their struggle is literally what made this 'golden age' possible. If a bunch of cave men rolled over thousands of years ago and just decided that none of it was worth it, humanity would have been done a long time ago.
People can choose to remove themselves from the gene pool if they want, there's really no problem with that, but trying to shame people who have the resources and means to take care of a responsibly sized family is literally spitting in the eye of the overall continuation of the species as a whole. I had children because I wanted them, but also because I knew I would stand a good chance at raising them to be good people who act as a net positive to the entire race (or so I hope). I guarantee you that the abusive, no-shit-giving members of the human race will keep pumping out kids without any regard to what others think about overpopulation, etc. Adoption works, but again, as someone who works in social services, it's far more complicated than most understand. If people adopt, they truly are saints if they can follow through with it, but it's incredibly hard (and costly) to even get done in the first place and super risky.
Obviously, if someone just hates humanity and wants to see it expunged, then I guess there's that as well.