Profoundly depressing, while reflective of the human condition. Why do people reproduce? I think the Buddhists are right- life is suffering. We all keep falling until the last time where we don't get up again. And then we have children and they go through it. Seems absurd. The existentialists have a point. Like Camus wrote, the only true philosophical question is whether one ought to kill oneself.
Personally, I also think there's no rush to hasten the inevitable, and I have a lot of day to day curiosity, frequently find the irony inherent in life amusing or interesting, but WTF?
How can half of Haiti be children?
I used to think that all the art, music, and beauty balanced the darker side of human behavior, that there was some kind of justification for all of us being on the beautiful Earth, that the net result was on the plus side, but I am more and more leaning toward a position that says, no, we humans just keep messing things up, treating each other, animals, and the environment poorly, and with the population growing and growing, we deserve all that we get, bad and good. More and more I feel pessimistic about humanity's potential to do anything but make everything worse.
I need a cookie. Now.
They don't call me Mr. Ishi for nothing.... They don't call me Mr. Ishi at all....