I like Mary Hunt, but it kills me that she spouts this "make your own stuff filled with cheap ingredients and you will win the frugality war" crud. I sent her a post about how even though I had purchased more expensive foods: meat, vegetables, friut; I was actually saving money, etc. That was several weeks ago.
Today, I get this in the email inbox: Everyday Cheapskate
I think I've caused a concussion from repeated hand hitting head.
MamaGrok - I love that bumpersticker. That just says it all. And I love the M Theresa quote, "how can you say there are too many children? That's like saying there are too many flowers."
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So I guess I agree with the comparison but not the implied conclusion.
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I'm gonna say that yes, there *are* actually too many children. Or rather, there's too many humans in general and we're going to breed ourselves into extinction. There's really only a few choices left IMO.
1) We stop having so many children so our population can go into decline until we reach a level that is sustainable.
2) We go into massive nuclear war to achieve the same
3) We get so densely populated that some deadly disease spreads to everyone like wildfire and wipes most of us out.
4) We run out of resources and mass starvation/wars occur anyway till few of us are left living in a barren world. (I am pretty certain we *will* hit peak oil in our generation, and that's when the global economies will *really* start collapsing from hyperinflation)
Out of all these options, 1 really seems like the least painful choice.
Last edited by Dracil; 06-08-2012 at 12:03 PM.
Dracil- I was thinking the same thing, but didn't want to be single, childless person that said so Granted, SOME people ought to breed so that we don't die out altogether, but far, far fewer than breed now. And only ones that WANT children, not the "oopsies" and "I should's" that account for so many.
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