Tuesday, July 11, 2006

World Population Day

Yesterday was World Population Day and on February 25, 2006, it touched 6.5 billion!

In College, when I was more idealistic, I had proclaimed that I would rather adopt a child than to give birth and add on to the existing population. But, I got married and an opportunity to experience mother hood.

It is not that I am against adoption, but I wanted to experience the essence of motherhood! i wanted to feel a life within me and so, all my idealism and talk on ever growing population were thrown off the air. And yes, i enjoyed every minute of it!

So, at this stage, I can pledge that I shall try to make the world a better place to live in for the generations to come, by using the natural resources in a conservative manner.

11 comments:

rajeev said...

A toast to you ! We must leave something behind for our later use :).
And along with that, if you rear some sensible souls, you have done more than your share for mother earth - that what i beleive.

Inder said...

two children for a couple - does not increase the population. it just maintains population. over two is the problem. 'hum do hamare do' scheme was aimed at maintaining population. 'hum do hamare ek' was aimed at reducing population. :)

Has to be me said...

Good thinking! :)

Krithika said...

good thinking indeed !

starry nights said...

I have two, I think two should be the goal to keep the population steady.

Known Stranger said...

6.5 billion. thatz all i wish it turns soon to 10 billions. how lovely it would be to see from moon or a space shuttel. i wish planet of apes story comes true

Karthik B.S. said...

But that is how life is! I must appreciate that u atleast thought of adopting a child. Not many does even that!

priya said...

Nicely said....

Pritika Gupta said...

hey rightly said.. upto few days b4..i also used to think on the same line..y people again n again wanna take pain trying for baby..im talking bout those who are not lucky enough in one chance.. but when i saw my colleague whose wife were expecting.. i saw there joy..there worries.. i understood..tht there is nth more beautiful then feeling life with in one self.. Now i can undersatnd pain of my few near one who were not able to successful..

Ashwin said...

it is interesting that back in 1975 indian population was close to 620 million. Today we have croseed 1.2 Billion. Over the next 30 years, we will have more number of old people than anywhere else in the world.

Think about health care costs then, resources, energy, hospitals.Not to mention the lack of any form of social welfare, absolute disregard for medical insurance, Add to that the changing attitude of the indian youth today..

hmm, certainly, your pledge of using resources wisely should serve you in good stead!

Known Stranger said...

college peppy idealisitic talks and realistic adult talks are vast differing. I am caught in the ideology of my young days now to get others convinced. ofcourse nothing wrong in getting the ideas changed because un certainity is the certainity of universe.

But still holding back with in us of what we said demands lot of courage and self will.

i am not sure if i will succeed or not.. yet to be so till now. let see. destiny always throws its free will on our free will