Random Thoughts - Restricting Humanity
Why do humans believe that there is a purpose to life? I really don't understand why we believe that we need a purpose. We could just roam the Earth endlessly picking up food as we go along and die when our time comes instead of artificially extending it. Isn't that cheating? Also if we are prolonging human life, why don't we restrain it as well? China has previously, and may still, enacted a law to only have one child per family. This allowed for a restraint against the human population instead of expanding exponentially. Resources were saved and there was less of a need to fight for land.
If we were to retain the human population like we do with certain wildlife, there would be a huge controversy, but I would like to explain it as if all of humanity agrees with the idea of population restraint of humans. So if we were to restrain the human population, there wouldn't be a huge need for resources; hence we would be able to cut down on our resource use. This would allow for less over farming and over/under production of products. We could cut back on our land use, or we could extend our land so that every human can get the same amount of land. If we chose to not ext3end our land needs then the extra land masses will go back to nature to reclaim and it would become new tourist attractions or a hunting area as though the wildlife would eventually fix itself with a new food chain. With a lack of needing a huge mass of resources, then all the farming can decrease meaning that the need for farmers will decrease and land destruction will also decrease. With the lack of a need for farmers, more people can be used to invent other human necessities or new technologies as to help secure the life of Earth and the future of the human species.
These are only a few good reasons why we should restrict human populations. There are also many many more great reasons to restrict human populations, but there are also many reasons to not to; however, to even enact something like this is nearly impossible without a new plague occurring.