Yes, humanity is broken, suffering, and destructive – yet it is worth carrying on. Humanity is indeed flawed; it never quite gets things right; it creates new problems for itself all the time – yet it is worth preserving. We can do this with any number of policy changes. But the main way we ensure that humanity endures is by having children. We can determine to pass on the light of life as it was passed to us. We can respond with a clear confession in deeds as well as words: human life is worth it.

Of course, others argue that it is better to not have children.