The Population Abundance Problem?

“The point of population stabilization is to reduce or minimize misery.” ~ Roger Bengston, founding board member, World Population Balance

First let me say I do NOT believe in population control! I believe we can find solutions. But let’s take a closer look at what the fear so many are really trying to address with population control ideas and measures.

As humans, we have hit the cosmic lottery! If you are reading this and you are  a human being, then you are winning more than ever in history! The odds to be born a human is somewhere around 420 trillion to one. That is serious luck to be born one of us!

Not only are we winning just being a human, but we were over 600 percent more abundant in 2020 than we were in 1980! Many people will tend to focus on what they do not like in this world. And that is ok. But I tend to look at what is going right. And we are getting so much right.

I know Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlick would have you believe that the population growth will result in exhausting our resources globally. But a study from Professor Gale L. Pooley and Marian L. Tupy concluded: “We found that humanity is experiencing what we term Superabundance ~ a condition where abundance is increasing at a faster rate than the population is growing.”

Human beings are the ultimate resource. We find solutions to our problems over time, we endure and we survive. We may go out of existence someday due to our own stupidity or some other cause. But right now we are abundant! Right now we are winning. 

I think the real issue isn’t the growing population (actually we aren’t growing any more, recent studies show we are contracting in population for the first time in history), but instead it is fear of the unknown that gives way to so many defunct ideas that really have little or no merit. We simply don’t know it all but we do know that we are thriving right now.

Remind yourself daily that you are winning. Remind yourself daily what a pleasure and honor it is to be a human right now. Life is better than it ever has been for most of us humans. We complain so much, but we were built to thrive. And we are! 

I am joy. I am love. I am so very good. And so are each one of you!

Source: The Simon Project and The Simon Abundance Index 2021


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Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.