I'm going to be hated, by some here, for saying this. I wish it wasn't something that I had to think about, or even that any people on our planet had to consider at all. I personally, hate the fact that this is even a thought.
But, I do study the Earth's resources, and population counts. ANd those population counts in comparison to resource values. Its not looking good these days. And with the progression of birth rate over the next several years, we'll have lesser and lesser food supply.
And I am not going to dog anyone, especially not here, knowing that most parents and families who come here are more into natural living and are already doing all they can to be good to the planet and our finite resources. ANd the fact that I LOVE large families. I adore the closeness and loving binds that I've experienced with friends who have 9 siblings and my friends from South America who live with Gramma, 2 sisters all 4 of their kids and all of the pets... I so adore that closeness, Its why I chose to live where I live now.
BUT. I have to ask. I don't believe that the solution to the Earth's resources and the facts that they are being depleted at an astronomical rate, mainly by the US population, is going to go away.
It's not going away by praying or from God coming to save us from destruction. I also do not think that we are able to handle continuing to create at a high number and expect our resources to provide.
I guess what I'm asking here is, from the larger families, how do you see the future of Earth? And how do you see the population, if everyone has several children, how do you see the Earth being able to support ourselves?
Again, I am NOT anti-family, I am not anti large family... I'm just curious, given the facts on our finite resources of this planet and what your ideas are... other than religion.