[–] smallpond 3 points (+3|-0)

Apart from issues of your own survival, how do you feel about the mounting body of evidence painting humanity as a planetary cancer - mindlessly expanding and destroying earth's natural systems and species, to the point where our own survival is now in question.

[–] Polsaker [OP] 4 points (+4|-0)

I don't see a problem with that. Population can't expand endlessly and we will eventually run out of resources or face extinction in one way or the other. The Earth will keep spinning even without us there

[–] smallpond 0 points (+0|-0)

Sorry, I'm not editing my question.

It's nice and perhaps healthy that you have low expectations. Many of us are weaned under the assumption of human progress and improvement - then it becomes painful to see that we're not progressing or improving, just breeding and shitting over everything in ever-more efficient ways. The alternative future where our species is capable of self-regulation and acts to protect natural systems seems so real, and so simple - but maybe it's an unattainable dream.