Saturday, March 31, 2012

Can Somebody Build Small Homes Please?

Recently my husband and I went to look at some show homes, they were all pretty massive. I am claustrophobic, but I admit I found this homes horrifically huge, I wondered how many trees fell to build these monstrosities of mostly empty space.

These new homes have more than 1,000 sq feet of space per occupant. They have rooms called “Great rooms”, which are not so much great as they are a waste of space. 

The world does not need more three, or four, bedroom homes. We need one and two bed room homes. We need homes that provide people with yards to grow their own food and restrict the growth of the family. In short we do not need more people on the planet, so why make it easy by building monster homes?

We need homes that will cater to the kind of family people should be having, that being a family of one, or no, children. Yes, I would make a good evil dictator I am sure!

Before you freak out and insist I am wrong, you may want to note:

Currently the world has a human population of more than 7 billion people, while you may be living comfortably in your cozy home, others are not. But the world has limited resources, and as we are currently relying on non-renewable resources, and using renewable ones faster than they can be renewed, there will be a point where everyone is in trouble.

We seem to think it is okay to control the growth of other species, killing seals, unwanted pets, and other animals, yet we ignore our population growth.

You cannot eat your house, and you cannot grow enough food to sustain your family when you have a postage stamp size yard. We need smaller homes, bigger yards, and fewer kids. The population has more that doubled in the last 40 years, sky rocketing above the 1 billion it sustained for a relatively long period of time.

Improved health care, and the industrial revolution, proved good in some ways, but bad in others; now our own population is potentially our biggest threat to survival of the human race.

Will the city planners see this or will they continue to encourage large populations? Well if you know anything about the world you know that the government does not give a darn about 100 years from now. It only cares about itself, getting re-elected, and retiring wealthy. The government is happy to have more people, it means more taxes!

The architects want to design big lavish homes that draw attention, earn them acclaim, not save the world. I would love to win the lottery, take some land, build 2 bedroom homes; small, simple, practical, homes, and give them away to similar minded people, people who care about the future of the world and the survival of the human race.

There is no need for anyone to have 3, 4, or more kids, even farmers no longer need big families, they have machinery. What we need now is responsible family planning, smaller homes, and more trees.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Schools Should Give Condoms for Free to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy is a problem that many parents, or religious groups, do not want to take seriously. They live in a bubble, a bubble where they can just tell teens to say “no” and the teen will be able to turn off their hormones and resist their desire to have sex. This is made worse by those that preach that masturbation is a sin.

Many of these people think that by giving teenagers condoms (or other birth control) it encourages them to have sex.  What a load of...

It is ignorant to think that teenagers are not engaging in sexual activities. Even if “your” teen is not having sex – others are, and why shouldn't they have access to free condoms and birth control information?

There are over 7 billion people, our own population is our biggest threat to our continued existence, and if you deny that then you really are an ignorant so-and-so. One of the ways people can help reduce overpopulation is by putting off having children until they are at least 25. Having kids as a teenager places more people onto the earth at an earlier time.

Overpoulation issues aside, there are other reasons why we should try to reduce teenage pregnancies.  Most teens (despite their best intentions) are not ready to become parents. They are not financially secure, many still want to party and have fun with their friends and are not ready to “settle down and raise a family”. Teens rarely have the emotional skills to deal with a screaming baby, and so forth.

Why should you care? Because your tax dollars are very likely paying for most babies born to, and raised by, teenagers. If you do not care about world overpopulation perhaps you should care about having to fund babies born to teenage mothers.

Condoms should be available free to teens in school. Putting your head under a rock and insisting that teens should just not have sex is stupid, especially in this day and age when most teens come home to empty houses because both parents are at work. Some teens struggle after having their parents divorce; picture the teenage girl desperately looking for a male figure in her life, and turning to the first boy that shows any interest in her, even if it is purely sexual.

Handing out condoms in school does not encourage kids to have sex, they are already having sex, but it does encourage safe sex. The fact that most parents are not involved in their kid's lives encourages kids to have sex. I think it is time we deal with the reality, not live in some fantasy world where we can just expect teens to be abstinent.