(You may well be an SBBM, but until I see evidence of the S bit, Im going to leave it off. Hope this is ok?)
Umm, I don't have the answer. But it is a nice meaty topic to explore.
I have just turned the TV on and there is a program on about the Taliban and the children that work(?) as suicide bombers for them.
Its not uplifting.
It is, though, a good example of the pruning of human communities,( that would be a bit of 'The Collapse" taking place).
God help us all. (god In whatever guise you prefer).
I must agree, its a pretty depressing picture, and truthfully, I agree with you. I think that eventually humans will wipe themselves out. We just cant seem to help ourselves! we seem to have as much ability to regulate ourselves as mice. ( I do think it will take a long time though, as we are a pretty resourceful bunch. It might be your great great great great great great great great grandchildren who are dealing with it. )
However, its a strange thing, but the fact we have the self control of mice is strangely comforting. it makes us kind of human! so eventually mankind probably will do enough dumb things to either make the planet unlivable for us, or we'll all kill eachother because we cant agree whose god is the proper one, or we want all the oil, or all the power, or possibly a bit of everything, and mankind will cease. And that will be a sad thing. But hopefully, and very likely, another species will start, and grow and flourish and we will have made space for them. Sort of like sucession of father to son, but on a species level, and over thousands and millions of years instead of decades, or hundreds.
this may well not make you feel a lot better. But it sort of does me, somehow. I think the demise of the human race is really not such a disaster- everyone has their time. The important thing is to make the most of what you have I guess. and to celebrate what we have.
(eurovison is on the other channel. its much easier to take and Very Silly.)
I don't know if any of that makes any sense. I do waffle on. I hope I haven't made you any sadder. perhaps I should have your S.