hey truthseeker (and SWAKER),
hey, i didn't mean to sound rude or anything this morning before i left for work. and it's not that i am saying people should stop caring, because that is the same as saying that people should care. i am just saying that i don't really care anymore. and it's not really a jaded thing. it's just an aversion to things that are out of my control, and also cause guilt and fear. basically what u/d said in his post just above here, is exactly how i feel about the whole thing. i used to get really worked up about this and logging and the great canadian seal slaughter etc etc, because it is grotesque when i think about them in containment. but in the big picture (if i may call it that), we are just organisms, like u/d said, who are contributing to a natural cycle of the earth. if we ruin it for all the other ones, then it's because some organisms evolved some really smart brains and didn't quite know how to use them, and ruined it for the rest. but that is still a natural process, albeit probably the first in the earths history. still natural, however.
i don't have kids no. getting a visectomy in april. but we're all brothers and sisters gentically anyways, so my dna doesn't mean anything anyways. and that's how i feel about the environment and any kids i may have. sure i'd love them. but again, this world is just as much their problem as it is mine, and was my parents and ancestors all the way back to the first little group of h saps. or maybe, in an apostacy-type way to anything that should cause undue guilt and fear, *the world is not a problem at all*. not for a dung beetle, with whom i share a common ancestor, and not for me, with the big computer in my skull. it's perfect, in all it's glorious blood and sweat and puss... and sun and water.
i guess in a way, i have become an apostate to an idea. the idea that the world can be better than it is. a better world. i don't need it personally. but i wish you the best in your journey.