Originally Posted by ToxicJay
i think a major population wipe is exactly what we need to survive
harsh but true
Back before modern technology, like in the 17 and 1600s, it was rough living in comparison with today. People either made hard choices, dealt with difficult conditions the best they could and were resilient, or their lifetime was usually quite painful, short, or both.
Some modern folks will be able to adjust and survive in a similar case of hard living and some won't, being effectively paralyzed by the apparent inhumanity and not able to make difficult choices or cope.
This is part of the reason why people in governments can't make difficult choices today, for instance, reducing or completely cutting social entitlements: for many, they don't even see that as an option. This is not a good sign regarding such people's ability to survive hard times, which is unfortunate, since that's exactly what they're plunging everyone into as a result.