We as human beings tend to separate ourselves from ‘problems’. We say, ‘this is a problem’ or ‘that is a problem’ all the frickin time. I catch myself with this blame construct every time I have a reaction and sit down and investigate how it came to be.
Saying ‘population is a problem’ or anything else for that matter- is really an ineffective way of living, because if the problem is somewhere out there, I create myself as unable to do anything about it. I flagged this blame construct, by stating to myself- if a problem exist, the solution must exist within that problem, or the problem must indicate the solution to actually stop the consequences. If the solution doesn’t actually stop the consequences, then I am still following the same patterns and systems and thus, must do some self investigation and be self intimate with me to make a change. So, if I am unable to find a solution- I’m not at the origin point-which is always me! If i am the problem, I am also the solution, and I empower myself to actually make changes and decide how I want to live.
If I cannot find a solution- I know there is something that I am holding onto that I do not want to give up. Because if I actually wanted to stop- I would have already. Or, if the consequences of my actions have accumulated to a point where now I am experiencing them and it is unpleasant, which then exist as a motivation for me to change- self interest. Within that I would still be following the same patterns and programs of behavior that created the situation in the first place. The principle ‘do what is best for all’ is a mathematical equation that works. It can be applied by an individual and humanity as a whole with guaranteed results- if we live by that principle.
This is what I have found with the statement ‘population is the problem’. To look at myself objectively, to look at humanity objectively, stepping outside of the box, the patterns, programs and systems- because histories shown that, we are still following these programs and its not working.