So, in a more modern technologically and socially advanced nation, such as the United States, we have seen a steady and notable decline in birth rates. This is mostly due to women waiting until they are older and accomplished in the workforce to marry or couple up, as it were.
In my opinion, to each their own. I do not wish to judge any person or couple's choice in raising a family. But I do feel the topic is interesting enough to merit discussion. You know, how a society that has is seeing an extended lifetime for its members also decide to not procreate in order to sustain itself. Is it a social issue, a political issue, or is it an economic issue? I think it to be one and all.
I have read many news stories on other advanced nation, such as Japan, where young men have less desire to couple up than the ladies. Technology appears to be a greater fill for their "sexual" needs in some manner, and the young ladies are not necessarily complaining about that. That country is also seeing a huge decline in birthrates, and will soon be economically unable to care for its aging older generations.
Moving back to the US, we also have your SJW types and the fierce feminists, who between the two not always separate groups play their own roles in helping to diminish the importance and part that a family plays in our society. I'm talking about the women who say that taking on a role of spouse and mother is demeaning to their gender. And guess what? We now have guys doing the same damned thing, although not to the same scale in numbers. What worries me here is not that any one individual makes this choice in his or her life, but that females make up a majority in the US and if the percentage continues to climb who hold off too long to raise families or choose to never do so, how will that affect this country in the long term?
Third world nations will continue to procreate and astronomical levels in some parts of the globe, and most of these receive aid from more advanced nation. If the more advanced nations get to the point they cannot sustain their own, how will they provide financial and other aid to lesser developed countries?
My last question is this: if we fail to sustain ourselves, why should we care about the planet? I do not mean to ask this as a doomsday question or to make some claim it is a binary issue; I simply wish to spawn discussion on a deeply complicated topic.
Your input is invited. Thanks.