More People. More Problems: Anti-Natalism Chronicles II

It was some time ago that I expressed my views with someone online about how humans are doing more damage to this planet than good. Quite honestly, it’s fine by me. In a few decades it’s not going to matter to any of us anyway because we’re going to be dead. I know some of you out there are entertaining some fantasies of living to be 200, and I am sincerely sorry to break the news to you that that’s just not going to happen. Even if you live to be 80 your mind could go on vacation and never come back, which is the case for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

My solution to this problem is to stop the problem at the source and stop reproducing. We are the ones causing all of these issues: global warming, pollution, mass extinctions, etc. That’s not to say that the planet itself would do its own part in cleaning itself up, which it does from time to time. The planet has a way of getting rid of resources it doesn’t need anymore. Many species of plants and animals alike have gone extinct just because the planet decided “fuck them” one day. One day the planet is going to get tired of us and tell us to go fuck ourselves as well. We can’t stop it, but we’re arrogant enough to think we can.

The person I was discussing earlier has had five children. She has had five children because she believes that out of those five one is going to make the world a better place for future generations. At the rate we’re going, I don’t see that as likely. I don’t see how the problem with the world (humans) can be solved by adding more problems (humans) to the world. To me it seems like you’re trying to put out a fire with gasoline. With every child you have that’s more food and water being used, more resources being expunged. Babies require so much from their mothers that it does more harm than good. We’re greedy by nature so when the child grows up it’s going to be just as self-centered as everyone else on this planet.

If you truly want to do your part and help the planet then stop with this line of thinking that adding more people to it is going to fix it. With a global population of over 7 billion right now and not one thing being accomplished, another billion or two billion isn’t going to do the world or society as a whole any favors. The honorable thing for us to do is either hope for a mass extinction to happen at once or we just continue to live our lives without reproducing until we die out naturally.

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