1. "There are too many people in the world."Good luck being on that panel that decides who has to go. And after that, how long will you be permitted to stay empaneled?
2. "I thought you were smart."Wise people learn from the mistakes of others. Smart people learn from their own mistakes if they survive them.
Agreeing with thoughts that encourage abandonment of traditional morality has led to and will continue to lead to unspeakable but still predictable consequences.
Appeals to vanity are frequently the last resort of scoundrels seeking to override wisdom gained at a price long forgotten.