One of the upsides to having a low fertility rate

is that I won’t have to worry too much about my kids’ growing up in the same shitty environment I had to deal with, because in the long run, I won’t have any kids.

By that I mean, with this type of “wedge family” situation, where everyone only has one kid, eventually entire genetic lines will die out. Even Meshelle may have lost her opportunity to get pregnant, and that would seem to be the case for my sister too. It’s happening all over the place.

Of course, the other benefit is that as we have fewer people, we can devote more resources per capita to this smaller population, theoretically. Not sure if that works out particularly well in practice, though; I think a lot of resources end up being wasted when they’re not devoted to raising up a new generation of kids. Career women, for instance, seem to spend money pretty frivolously.

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