In the News (NewYorkTimes): “All over the world, countries are confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust, a dizzying reversal unmatched in recorded history that will make first-birthday parties a rarer sight than funerals, and empty homes a common eyesore. …
“Demographers now predict that by the latter half of the century or possibly earlier, the global population will enter a sustained decline for the first time.
“A planet with fewer people could ease pressure on resources, slow the destructive impact of climate change and reduce household burdens for women. ”
My Response: It will be good for everyone. We will start thinking about the things we need to get rid of, what we need to stop producing, what is excessive. What is humanity occupied with? Production. So we will not produce what is not necessary.
Consumption will decrease and the birth rate will decrease accordingly. After all, in any family, when they want to have a child, they still plan: “Can we afford it or not, how will we cover the costs?”
Question: Do you think reason will prevail?
Answer: Everyone already has it, every family.
Only in animals everything is built on instinct, but another chain works for them: less food causes them to have a lower birth rate. Automatically. They do not think that it is necessary to give birth less, they have it instilled within their nature: less food, lower birth rate.
Question: Can you say that over time, we will become more conscious?
Answer: No, it is the same egoism that controls us and urges us to either give birth or not to give birth.
Question: Will it now lead us to the fact that predominantly we will not give birth?
Answer: People do not want to take care of others. Egoism is growing to such an extent. Why should I invest in these children who will not even thank me later? They just leave the house calmly as if they do not owe me anything, and I would like to demand at least something from them.
Everything revolves around egoism. Even if my children give birth to grandchildren, it still requires some kind of participation from me. I am not going to be the kind of grandparent who is burdened with the new generations.
Rabash said very simply about the attitude of children to their parents: “Close your mouth and open your pocket.” That’s it!
Comment: And it will get more and more drastic. In addition, the future is not particularly promising. In addition: “I want a quiet life.” And the birth rate will fall…
My Response: Everything will be fine. This is an auto regulated system by nature, no one else. Or call it “The Creator.”
Question: And what does He want?
Answer: He wants to create the most suitable conditions for our correction, for our self-correction.
We are at a crossroads: which part of our correction will the upper governance take upon itself and which part of our correction will we consciously take over.
So far, I do not see any movement toward this, no inclination on the part of humanity that realizes it should be different, more sociable, more ready to accept the challenges of nature consciously, and somehow address this, set these tasks for itself.
I do not see that research centers are created, as is usually done in humanity, to study this phenomenon: what is happening to us, to humanity, to society, to the family, to children and parents? There should be a lot of such institutions, different ones in every nation, in every group, in every country. We have to study all this.
We must produce all kinds of research on this topic. Instead, I see that not only statesmen are not concerned about this at all, I am not talking about them at all, they are only interested in their place, but even society, men, women, and families. There is no pressure, no challenge from society to create such research centers.
I have not even seen serious public research on the topic of the pandemic, really serious ones, not medical, not strictly specific, but concerning society, family, children, and so on. I do not see that they are engaged in this or that they are concerned about it.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 6/10/21