Limiting population growth and preserving resources
Seems like a simple idea.
An intelligent self aware species makes a choice to limit their population growth in order to maintain available resources at a level that allows plenty to be available for future generations.
So what are the forces that prevent this scenario from existing in reality?
Is it all a matter of instinctive behaviors having more power over actions then will power to live by the guidance of a purely intellectual idea?
Or is there some greater benefit to be gained in the future, from all the competition causing Darwinian natural selection of the fittest, as the traits that increase the odds of survival change with the increases in population and overall needs for existing in the world.
Which path may lead to what?… if one imagines far, far into the distant future?