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When I was in high school it was clear to me that the last thing we needed was an even bigger population. Besides, I was an average kid from an average family, with average skills and talents; it was unlikely that I would produce anything but an average child. It was also clear to me that we did not need more mediocre people. So deciding not to have children was easy -- the negatives greatly outnumbered the positives.
I had a tubal ligation when I was 26 and have never regretted my decision. Now, 30 years later, I'm dismayed that so many young Oregonians are having multiple children. I'm alarmed at how many people claim to be concerned about the environment and global warming issues, yet instead of reducing their carbon footprint are mulitplying it by having children.
Instead of larger numbers of average people, it's even worse than I predicted... a burgeoning population of unthinking and uncaring breeders.
posted 3 years, 7 months ago
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