Wayne Stollings wrote:
There's no way to structure this coherently. They are random observations that might help explain the mental processes. But often, I think that we look at the academic problems of poverty and have no idea of the why. We know the what and the how, and we can see systemic problems, but it's rare to have a poor person actually explain it on their own behalf. So this is me doing that, sort of.
This is not to make any judgement but having a child is going to take up a lot of your energy and cost you a lot of money. I know some folks get an enormous amount of joy, purpose and meaning in their life from having a child. However as a rational act I don't think bringing a child into the world without the minimum expectation of a support system that supplies that child a basic level of love and security is good for the child or the society.
Looking at it from a world perspective, nothing more surely guarantees our ultimate demise than overpopulation. Is there any country in the world that would not ultimately be improved if their population was cut by 1/2? Not having a child and offering your freed up good energy and resources to someone who does is one way of making a gift to the world.