Not sure if culture_in_decline is the right tag for this Since population decline should be celebrated. In developed countries this is a continued trend because people have more to live for than just having a family. There are of course also other reasons, such as lower fertility due to pollution or people simply not having the money and time for a family. But overall I think a population decline would be for the better. Of course, in a natural way, I’m not advocating mass murder
Population in decline == culture in decline. But yeah I’ll remove the tag.
Although it can be even interpreted as self destructive culture decline.
I think the word decline is the only common factor. Small(er) communities can have a rich culture too I would say exponential population growth is going to create a cultural zeitgeist of more scarcity and thus more social damage and conflict. Hopefully humanity will turn out just fine, no matter what population we’ll have.