I was tired of reading about the attacks on women and children in the newspaper. One day while doing nothing suddenly I started having flashes in my head. I imagined a meeting of gods. All the gods sitting at a round table wearing their white robes and shiny white hair. They were distraught with the plight of earth. Unhappy about what humans are doing to earth they decide to call it a day in the human beings chapter. The architect of the “Humans” project says “I designed them to be intelligent so that they could work towards welfare of all the other species, nurture them and help others grow. But these selfish maggots have ruined everything. There is a hole in the atmosphere. They have dug up the earth everywhere, cut trees, caused extinction to several species. They have disturbed the circle of life. We need to pull back this product before they ruin our reputation. We need to plan for a smooth and sure shot extinction of this species without causing any further damage to dear earth.”
A tragic nuclear world war was out of question, because it would ruin everything that god created on earth. The technical lead amongst the gods came up with a plan. “Let’s destroy their sense of self-preservation”. They will ruin their own species that way. Other gods were confused. How is that even possible? That’s the basic survival instinct we have inculcated all the living beings with. The technical lead says, “Exactly, we will make them not want to preserve their own species. Let them choose not to have offspring”. This Idea worked like a charm. Most of the wealthy humans in developed nations stopped wanting to have children. They began to despise the abstinence and responsibilities that are required to raise a child. For them there ambitions took priority over starting a family.
The plan worked in one half of the world. However failed in the other half where people were unassuming and not very ambitious. They were poor yet lived happily with their families. They were the ones who reproduced at the highest rates. This could possibly be because they were happy people. “What do we do?” thought the gods. They arranged an emergency meeting and discussed about this superior race which did extremely well with limited resource. These people seemed to worship their creators – not the gods but the women who were their creator, nurturers and gave them a reason to strive better. Probably this was one of the reasons these people did so well. The gods were almost jealous of women in this part of the world. They seemed to be the main hurdle in achieving “human extinction”. The shrewdest of god rose and said I have a plan but to execute it we need great grit and determination. Our objective is to wipe out humanity from earth and we might have to turn a blind eye to evil that this plan would unleash. This was like an Abilene’s paradox and none of the gods dared speak a word.