Let us experiment and revel in the abstract. The very next child you see, or adult for that matter, allow yourself to truly wonder why that person or you exist. In the very broad, hazy, and vague field that is philosophy we are sailors in an endless ocean attempting to tame and understand waters that refuse to be still or understood and make up the paradox that is the questioned and examined life. Keeping this frame of mind, let us try now to dissect a single wave of accepted truth and remove the borders, lines, and dimensions of what is regularly acceptable. The thought that will reign over this philosophical musing and reflection is: Why do we reproduce?
Many people have plenty of answers to give as to why they reproduce, but do any of them really make sense in such a way that humanity should take reproduction as an imperative? Research by many different organizations has shown that the world is over-populated and that human beings are trying desperately all over the world (especially in the western hemisphere) to maintain a status quo that is simply destroying any possibility of a future for any living thing or the earth itself.....and yet we keep having babies. After studying the thought processes of several people, listening to newscasts, reading books, studying foreign cultures, and contemplating all of life in a chasm of complete observing silence, the only conclusion that somewhat comes near to being clear in this respect is that no matter what the excuse...reproduction can always be linked to vanity and/or fear no matter how other reasons may be used as scapegoats.
This claim may be somewhat shocking and taken as slightly offensive and insensitive, but the pursuit of truth is limitless in it's objectivity and has absolutely no regard for anything biased and so we must push forward constantly into the uncertainty that we so fear being a part of. To begin with, many people who exist without ever really living hardly ever...