|"... we, as human beings, have become a rash on the butt of Mother Earth."|
I completely agree. I also know that mother earth (Gaia) will survive once she has rid herself of that rash using one of the multitude of means at her disposal.
This is also why the whole global warming / carbon footprint debate does not engage me. Yes, we are poisoning the planet. Yes, that is likely to mean that we will all die out. No, we are not the first dominant species to become extinct. Dinosaurs, anyone?
Back to the issue in question - I am not having kids. First because I have MS and don't have enough spoons for myself let alone kids. Second because there are already too many kids in the world - my step sister has four! :(
Your mileage may vary (YMMV) and you may not agree with me but this is my take on the issue and I am allowed to have my own opinions. Having opinions never hurt anyone - acting on opinions sometimes does and I am unlikely to be able to act on any of mine...