I received this population poem yesterday via email:
the world is overpopulated
sometimes people make mistakes
sometimes people die to make the total population healthier
sometimes when a woman decides that the man she chose was a wrong choice
giving that person a child would be a travesty of life
sometimes those people are children
I wish I had never had one
my daughter has said frequently she wished she were never born
I think to my self “I do too”
she is 22 now and has no future that I can see
at least not in the world after Bush
I responded to the writer, whose name I’m omitting for the sake of his/her daughter, that it seemed they were both depressed, and had they sought counseling?
I wrote there are plenty of people who are grateful to be alive despite the fact their mothers didn’t like their fathers, even if justified. It’s not our call to determine intrinsic human value based on circumstances. Every person born has value endowed by our Creator, not by fellow createds.
And I wrote that placing the blame for a futureless world on President Bush is silly.
I forgot to write that “over population” is a myth (more on overpopulation).
[Graphic courtesy of overpopulationthreat.blogspot.com]