What are the MOST SELFISH reasons that people have children?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What are the MOST SELFISH reasons that people have children?


  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 years ago

    With global overpopulation, man made climate change, and all the problems in the world, isn't it always selfish to have children?

    I suggest we always spay and neuter our children.

  3. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 2 years ago

    The most selfish is when they do it without thinking.  Having even one child is too many, if they're going to abuse and neglect it.

  4. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago


    (1)To live vicariously through them.  So many people don't fulfill their dreams so they have children hoping that they live the dreams the former wants to live.
    (2)For old age insurance.  Yes, there are people who have children in order to be taken care of in their old age.  They see children as in-built caretakers who will be there for them when they decline.
    (3)In order to establish a legacy.  There are people who have children to ensure that they live on posthumously, especially those who have no discernible education, talent, nor career.  To these people, having children insures a legacy of one kind or another. 
    (4)Having children for the sake of having them.  Oh yes, there are people who have children just to say they have children. 
    (5) To fill an emotional, psychological, or psychic void in their lives.  There are people who have children, hoping that these children will fulfill their unmet needs.
    (6) To provide companionship. There are people who have children because they feel that these children will be the companions or friends that they don't have otherwise.
    (7) For appearance's sake.  There are people who have children in order to look good in the eyes of their parents, friends, & society in general.
    (8) For pure egotistical reasons. Some people view children as trophies & mementos.
    (9) To have someone whom they can exercise their power over.  There are people who have children as a source of power play.

    1. grand old lady profile image85
      grand old ladyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      These could be reasons for having small families too.

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this


  5. peachpurple profile image80
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    the grandparents. My in laws wanted to have a grandson because they didn't had any.
    So, we adults are pressured

  6. DogMan5 profile image59
    DogMan5posted 2 years ago

    So they don't have to mow the lawn themselves.

  7. talkmary50 profile image66
    talkmary50posted 2 years ago

    A mother who has bad health and is at risk of dying if she has the baby.

    A women who  for no profit. Has a child for a childless couple.


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