Population growth is one of humanities biggest problems, but few want to talk about it! With 7.6 Billion people on earth in 2018 it is something that should be a major topic when world governments meet and probably is. This is becoming an important conversation as food, water, housing and millions of refugees from war decimated countries flee from unbalanced leadership. Parents who planned to have two or three children in the current era are not to blame; unchecked fertility enforced by religion, culture and primitive governments are the true dictators of misery!
Humanity has destructive footprints on the planet; the balance has been turned in favour of people, at the cost of animals, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, land, sea, sky and water. Human beings know how to take without consequence, but that time is over! This is a new global quickening where the chemical onslaught is lessened, give and take are balanced, two thousand year old manuscripts no long govern fertility, unethical animal reaping ends – could this be the an era where humanity can see itself?
The idea of an endless supply of produce is nearly over. The more informed people are – the more informed people are! Governments are aware that food and water shortages are in the near future unless we limit population growth and repair the environmental damage that reduces fruit, grain and vegetable crops. Dwindling bee populations from chemical damage means less fruit and vegetables, less trees means poor air and water quality and soil erosion, poising earth and water to extract mineral wealth must stop and unethical farming practices show the horror that humans are capable of to gain prosperity! The new normal is on its way, changes are being pushed by the people and some leaders are starting to listen.
Religion has to make concessions to the women of third world countries who are not allowed birth control pills allotting their exhausted bodies to give birth to more than ten children and then watching them die of starvation. What absolute oppression have gods, men and holy men caused to women? Sexually transmitted diseases spread through nations that don’t use condoms spreading HIV/Aids and other transmitted infections. Holy books are governed by men, men in far off places that may not always see the daily lives of struggling families. Give these same men a week with a destitute family scraping for food and fighting off disease and laws begin to change.
Find the balance in daily life, be aware of everything you influence and the chain of ignorance is broken. Love your children, teach them the truth, and decide what information to give them and what can wait till later. Sustain the earth and its stability and humanity survives too!
Sharon D Bush
Writer Historian Artisan Sage
Instagram: @THESAGE00 or @SACRED_LIVING
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).