In my first attempt to capture some of my random thoughts and share them in a form of a written post (I’ve gotten quite good at it with video 😉 ), I bring you a rant about kids and government.
Like I said in a previous post, I spend 2-4+ hours a day in my car listening to N.P.R. and thinking. This brings out all kind of thoughts about everything and something I heard got me thinking about kids and how much they cost… everyone.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that a major problem in both the developed and undeveloped world is kids. They start out small and are mostly just the parents’ and immediate family’s problem, but then they grow up and they’re EVERYONE’S problem. They fill up prisons, they drive drunk, the steal, they murder, they litter, they don’t say please and thank you, you get the idea.
The next thing that hit me is that the section of the population that “needs the most help” (the poor and what have you) is most likely also the section of the population that’s putting the most fuel on the fire (
more fucking kids… more fucking kids with lack of proper support).
It has baffled me for a long time that just anyone can have a kid, at any age they’re healthy enough to have one. On top of that a large portion of the population fights to make abortions illegal. Then you add to that the idea that health care (and a thousand other services) should be free and… you have a lot of problem.
Wherever the money for these governmental services come from (corporate tax, taxing the rich, taxing the people, dollars from heaven, etc.) I’m not down with handing out ANYTHING for free to irresponsible people who can’t afford to take care of themselves and then create more little people that they expect someone else to take care of. Seems like really bad math.
Ranting to my roommate about it this morning I had this AWESOME idea. What if people had to sign a contract that said “Hey! If you want free shit from the government, sign here. As long as you don’t make more little people for us to take care of, we got your back, if you do, well… you obviously think you can handle your shit by yourself.”
But what do you do with those little people… Dang.
My other idea involves a national campaign of “being on some win shit.” What’s that? It would basically be getting everyone involved with their lives (setting goals and whatnot) and everyone helping everyone else. The main focus of a child’s education should be giving them the building blocks of “being on some win shit.” You can’t tell kids (or anyone for that matter) to do anything. We all know being a teen mother/father is a TERRIBLE idea, but people do it all the time (even the teens know that it’s a terrible idea). If, since the day a kid stepped into kindergarten, they were “on some win shit” by the time they were a teen more (not all) would avoid making more fucking kids and instead focus on whatever their goal of the moment was.
On a final note, even though I was snapping about kids this whole time it’s really about math/economics. Population increases exponentially. That means problems surrounding the population also increases exponentially (prisons, energy, lack of pleases and thank yous). We need to manufacture solutions that increase at an exponentially faster rate of WIN than the current rate of fail.