[–] Sarcastatron_9000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Too late! I already have kids and I feel like I won the lottery twice. I don't see the point of opting out of the gene pool like that. The problem is not having kids; the problem is that we are consumers. We're greedy and wasteful and selfish.

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"I feel like I won the lottery twice" - yeah but what does your husband think? At least you're one of the more aware breeders: " We're greedy and wasteful and selfish", problem is kids are "we" and they'll be: "greedy and wasteful and selfish" too!

[–] Sarcastatron_9000 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

yeah but what does your husband think?

Same thing as I do. We both always wanted kids and we're both really glad to have them. We came very close to losing them.

problem is kids are "we" and they'll be: "greedy and wasteful and selfish" too!

Not if you raise them not to be consumers. As a whole, western society buys more stuff than we need to live; but that is in general, and there are plenty of individuals who aren't living that way. It's possible to raise your kids not to be materialistic shopaholics who need the latest gadget and a closet full of expensive clothes and a constant supply of overpriced coffee and takeout.

Also, using "breeder" as an insult is hilarious. I take it as a compliment. I passed on my genes successfully. Yay, go me!

And what's with only telling white people not to breed? We aren't the ones causing mass starvation in other people's countries, and as it turns out, we also aren't mostly responsible for the floating garbage island in the Pacific, either.

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Writing in the Australian Newspaper, Economics commentator Judith Sloan asked: " If having children makes people unhappy, should we discourage people from having them?". She was referring to a finding of a US Study: The Sad Truth about Happiness Scales: Empirical Results (Bond and Lang). One of the findings of this Study is that "people living with children are less happy than those with out them" and "married women seem happier than married men". The Study validates my views that child-rearing is unadmitted misery and marriage, particularly with kids added, is not for men.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Could we point that group to the African continent? I was under the impression that they had far more problems with overpopulation than Europe, the North America, or even Asia or South America have.

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes but we in the West catch the spill from Africa and as you can see from the gang problems in Melbourne - it's not pretty.

[–] PaulNeriAustralia [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Breeding is a vanity we can ill-afford. Human beings gobble up diminishing resources. Unwanted children develop into social-problems. The social cost of a delinquent human being can be enormous - crime, poor health, creation of intergenerational misery (self-replication)...