Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Yup, I'm a tree hugger...

I just can't resist the magnificence of an ancient oak, the lifeblood of our planet, yet we continually harvest them to sell overseas for huge profit, to an over-crowded planet...we need to stop...over-population. What ever happened to just having two kids???

Eighteen and counting, octo-mom, Jon and Kate plus eight...think of the footprint these families have on our fragile ecosystem, not to mention the welfare system. Now their children will buy into the money pit and grandchildren and on and on...look around at what we have done...sorry Jim Bob...put a sock on it!!!

Olden days and derelict homes, recall days when families were large because there was no birth control and you needed lots of hands to eke out the living for the whole.

Today there is no excuse for a huge family, we don't need to go forth and populate the planet, or build an army, we need to consider our neighbors. What if my Grandson wanted a child...and a Grandchild, but he is too conscientious of the impact on the environment...how sad we've become and so uncaring of others.

Having a child today is a luxury...it cost $100.00 to have my daughter 41 years ago, what is it today, I'm afraid to ask, with medical costs so high...I even had a man the other day bring his dog in for grooming and commented that we won't be able to afford dogs anymore with vet costs skyrocketing...

Yes, it's scary what we've done to our home...we should to take long hard looks into the future for our kids and grand kids...and Scratchy's relatives...


THINK GREEN...

6 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

Amen, Sister!!! Now that you have all this spare time, you'll start worrying about all of society's woes (not that you ever quit). Jan

JB Knacker said...

Now, now Sharon...I am one of those people w/ 6 kids (and I buy soap from you). I can tell you w/ all honesty, most large families leave the smallest footprint. We know how to grow our own vegetables, buy clothes from garage sales and keep our 1200 sq ft home w/ one bathroom tidy. We teach our kids that you don't need much to be happy. My kids will also be paying for you in your old age. Travel to Europe and see what a huge mess they are in after they stopped having children. Large families aren't the problem - really. I enjoy reading your blog, but I hope you focus your energy on those that really are ruining our planet. Brenda

cconz said...

Sharon, you always say it best. Yes it is the population. because they will all consume. More, more houses,wood to make those houses. More cars etc... it goes on and on. I think it will end up like china. We will have to regulate how many kids are born to each family.

Simply Lavender said...

I have read and enjoyed your blog for several months now but felt a need to comment on this post.I hardily agree with JB Knacker.
Large families are not the problem.
It's the lack of teaching to respect the environment...the lack of examples being set for children.
We live in a *disposable* society if you will.....and that has not come from having large families. What about people who live in HUGE houses, drive expensive cars, etc..etc...but NO children? Are they not also using up resources selfishly?
God knew exactly what he was doing when he created the earth with ample resources to house, feed and clothe all his children that would come to inhabit it. There is plenty for everyone,including those still to come.Yes, We as the temporary caretakers of Mother Earth need to do our part and help our children learn to do the same. Limiting children is not the answer. Never was. Never will be.
It would break my heart to choose which of my 18 beautiful grandchildren would not be part of our family if only 2 children were allowed by law. What? we should be come a world of old people?Of huge forests but no people? The thought makes me shudder.Thank goodness we still have the freedom to choose the size of our family! Surely there is a better way that is not fear based. Dix

donna baker said...

So glad you said it and not me, Sharon. I agree with you. Too many people are tilting the balance. It's not the people like the ones here who are caring and teaching their children. I don't have the answers, but I do believe there are reasons for natural disasters and pandemics etc.

cconz said...

Some people are walking around with blinders on. They see only what's right in front of them. Sadly, there are to many with blinders.