We are told that the continuance of the human race is of the utmost importance, most people just accept that as being true, but, for the life of me, I cannot see why it is of any worth whatsoever. Quite the opposite. Why bring anyone into the world when you know that they are going to inevitably die, and that's only if they live a charmed life? Most babies are born with a lifetime of pain, anguish and relentless struggle ahead of them. You wouldn't condemn your worst enemy to the futures we condemn our children to just by giving birth to them. It strikes me that the best we can do is to alleviate as much pain and create as much happiness for as many people as possible whilst we bring our race to a dignified end. Yet we cannot even find the will to do this for each other. It seems that the rich and powerful need to see the poor suffering in order to validate their obscene, money-bought happiness.