The most natural “birth control”
Question from the Internet:
“If the Earth needs to start cutting its population down over the next 100 years, how could we do it humanely and without ruining the economy?”
First of all it is not the number of people that counts, but the “footprint” we all leave.
At the moment - due to the excessive overconsumption we are all taking part in - we all have the footprint of many people, accumulating everything selfishly at the expense of everything, everybody else.
This is what’s causing the depletion of resources, the harm to Nature.
So first of all we will need to learn - not through coercion, dogma - but through a unique, purposeful educational method, how to scale down to a lifestyle that is within the optimal parameters of natural necessities and available resources, while building mutual connections, cooperation between us to resemble Nature’s integral system.
By that we get closer to compatibility with Nature, to understanding how its integral, interdependent system works, what it’s optimal parameters are.
Out of this understanding, flowing with its “circle of life” we will naturally start to feel what “family” means, how many children we “need”. This will be the most natural “birth control”, exactly how it happens in all other species in Nature, the “circle of life” determining how many people are necessary for the system and we will adjust accordingly.
Still, our advantage over other species is that we will do all this consciously, out of full awareness, complete understanding.
So the solution is purposeful, methodical adaptation to, integration into Nature’s system.