No-one can escape the rising pressure of living. Even when relaxing from work, much entertainment or distraction is needed to conceal the increasing pressure that affects all aspects of living. There is a constant tide of new births which produces a wave of pressure that travels all over the earth and this would probably be interpreted as the principle source of creative energy that maintains progress. The new births MUST happen, so everyone and everything else MUST keep adjusting. The waves of pressure are unprecedented because population numbers are unprecedented. There is a very firm taboo against criticism of the insanity of compulsive motherhood, meaning preclusion of a possible escape route for some of the pressure. Recognition of that possible escape route would signal the coming into maturity of the human experience, manifesting as intelligent responsibility, but it is not available since the present state of the race depends upon its ignorance of the obvious, regardless of the assumption of rationality. Because of the relentless rise of pressure or compulsion, the number of cases of dementia of all types also rises, as well as other kinds of diseases almost too numerous to list. It is also accountable for the obsession with food and the overeating that gives rise to the obesity that is seen everywhere in the developed world. But all of that is relegated to the specialists while unregulated birth is humanity's foremost imperative.
Pressure arising from the shrinking of the experience value of time and space due to overpopulation comes with growing crowds of protesters and hordes of migrants and refugees who impose harsher, more desperate values upon the host country. The attitudes of the leaders of the countries which are currently being overwhelmed by foreign population excess shows quite clearly that, while enjoying the importance and wealth that comes with power, they are intellectually, morally and emotionally confused. Democracy is in the process of self-destruction through its inability to make sound judgments and to implement them; instead the democratic process is maintained through wasteful argument, which often results in bad decisions. This is not to say that other forms of government, notably autocracy, are any better; they may be prone to sudden acts of violence towards neighbours—as we see in the recent case of Crimea— while democrats tend to believe that "jaw jaw is better than war war." The emancipation of women has resulted in increasing confusion about sex and reproduction; images of lewd women are now the norm of sexual propaganda in progressive societies. Under the democratic process, Sodom and Gomorrah are forced upon the majority under the banner of 'gay pride.'
The maturity of the human experience signifies the development of commonsense, through acceptance of the need for calm assessment of each and every situation, to the point where it is able to see that the assumption of consciousness is the basic cause of human failure and that the study of consciousness and behaviour (they are inseparable) offers the only possibility of wholesome change.