Why Overpopulation Breeds Cruelty
Cruelty, callousness, apathy, and indifference.
The results of over-crowding in any animal population, but, most especially in humans – why?
Because we have the most toys, the most so-called developed brain-power, and the means, with all the ordinary equipment, like prehensile hands and opposing thumbs, verbal communications, and now, machinery.
Because we’re basically divided into overgrown tribes, with all the attendant xenophobia, opposing religiosity, and power-hungriness.
Because just being a primate bestows an inherent alarm when resources are threatened, when space is low, and when one’s own family group becomes the focus of survival, the rest of the world too often fades into the background.
Why be child-free? So that you will not place your ego-centrism and tiny sphere of interest ahead of what is good for the planet as a whole.
So that you won’t have children just to give you that cop-out.
So that you will really apply the spiritual connections that clearly tell us that we are all one.