A recent letter to the editor concerning Zero Population Growth would be amusing, if the author wasn't serious.
People with her point of view smugly sit in their homes, and never seem to consider that they are also part of the problem. They breathe air, drink water and consume all other manner of resources, while bemoaning the growth of the world population.
I don't know the author, but I wonder if she had more than one sibling? If so, and her parents aspired to her viewpoint, which of their family would she like to eliminate to decrease the population? Did she have more than two children? If so, again, which one would she rather had never been born?
All of us serve a purpose, whether or not it is realized by people such as the author. John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Sr., and Jr., the five Sullivan brothers who died in WWII, Hillary Clinton, any of the men and women who have fought and died (or survived) for our country and the freedom to live as we choose, which of these would she rather had never been born?
All of us have intruded upon the people here before us. If people with the Zero Population viewpoint are serious, then why don't they remove their further impact on the planet and stop using any resources, sustainable or not? Why should they be allowed to continue to "foul the Earth"? Perhaps they should heed the words of Gandhi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world" (quoted in the aforementioned letter) and delete their further impact on our resources.
Lorrie Buller, Forest Lakes