I won't lie, I'm an armchair misanthrope, but there's no need to be a dick about it. I do this to hopefully make existence a little less miserable for the people who live here now, and to keep the world a little less cruddy for whatever species is going to inherit this mess.
Awthehell, I thought there was gonna be a place to comment on that fireworks thing. Because I think it's a bunch of bullshit.
I played with fireworks all the time as a kid - thousands of kids do - and I never blew my face off. Why should kids have to miss out on the fun because of the statistical probability of schitt happening?
How many kids get killed taking a bath or learning to drive every year? It's more than those who get killed by fireworks - plus bathing and driving are pretty darn essential.
You take risks by simply getting out of bed. So try not to be a dumbass and live the best you can.