This is a point that seems obvious to me and it's seemed obvious to me for a few years now. It seems like something everyone should know and that everyone does but everyone ignores.
The world as we know it is not in a good state, this isn't the idiot cynical teenager inside of me that says were all gonna die because china has a hidden agenda or something we are really not doing to well. We focus a lot on the economic crisis, on the middle east, on oil and in the future we might focus on fresh water and fishing issues. One issue that doesn't seem to get brought up ever is the over population of earth. In my grade 9 science class they taught us about carrying capacity and how the population of deer will go up and up until they're aren't enough resources and then it will drop down and go up again. The human population should in theory fluctuate in the same way. We already have to many people and to me there is only one solution .... lots of people will and are going to have to die. We can't just keep growing it's impossible, for all I know people will just start to die in large numbers because of problems with overpopulation like homelessness, starvation, pollution, ect but people have to die. It may come in the form of an event or just subtly creep up on us. It could be a war or a disease which makes sense because the more people their are the more likely wars and diseases are. Then someone could get into the lifeboat mentality and say leave all the homeless and the poor to die save the educated. There are proposed solutions to this but none of them get around the fact that people have to die its just a matter of who. It is in our nature for most people to be against the lifeboat mentality and i have yet to really develop an opinion on it or other similar theory's but we don't want to pick and choose who dies we just let it happen. Something that struck me was a book called World War Z (which is a great read even if you don't really like zombies) In it they describe a man who is emotionless. This man proposes a plan to surviving the zombie apocalypse and people admit it's a good plan they don't like it because it involves choosing safe zones and groups of people to sacrifice for the greater good.
I'm writing about this because it scares me. I am a fifteen year old boy who is terrified of the future. I think something will happen to humanity and a lot of people will die. I do not think it will end humanity. I do not think i will survive. I think it will happen in my lifetime. This is how I think and it honestly scares me. Its really just a matter of luck who lives and who dies and every day i hope that maybe I'll get through my life fulfill my dreams have kids and just die but it just doesn't seem like I'll live very long...
Children are another problem... i always wanted kids since i was little and still do dream of starting a family.. but who wants to bring a child into a time where a disaster will take place and the odds are they won't survive.
So I'm on this site asking people who are older then me, people that can think logically, people that will tell me if I've missed something or am i just being a pessimistic teenager. I don't want people to say "don't worry about it" I want you to agree or disagree and state why.