Personally I feel that human life is invaluable, but that does not mean I think human life is worthless, as in $0. Instead I think the opposite, I feel that human life is worth $infinity. However; it would seem that society, as a whole, feels quite the opposite. Allow me to explain...
The other day I happened to overhear a conversation between a few people regarding a poor single woman with several children. This woman felt that she deserved compensation from society for her children, or in other words, she seemed to feel that society should help her raise these children. The conversation, which I opted out of, was quite one sided. The woman was ridiculed and her request labeled obsurd.
Interesting, I think, for when a major corporation produces a computer that product is worth hundreds, perhaps even thousands of dollars, but when a woman produces a child that child is worth exactly nothing to society. A corporation can produce a laptop for profit, but a woman that produces a child, especially if the woman is already poor, looses money for no one is willing to help raise that child.
Society seems to believe that if you are poor you should not reproduce as you would only produce a burden, but it is that very belief that causes the child to become a burden. If society will not help a poor woman raise a child then that child is far more likely to become a gang member or welfare addict, a burden. If society helped the woman and child, GAVE the child an education, GAVE the child the tools he or she needs to survive, GAVE the child the tools he or she needs to become a productive member of society then that child will be no burden, instead that child will grow to be a knowledgeable member of society. If the child were GIVEN what he or she needs to grow said child will give back to society what he or she was given times infinity.
Society was given the most valuable and precious gift there is, society was given life, but society refuses it. There is no question, one will always reap what they have sewn. Have you helped to create a burden by refusing to acknowledge the value of life? Then a burden is your reward.