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The movie "Idiocracy" is about this. John Lennon once said 98% of babies are born out of a bottle. Personally, I've seen too much element of truth to this.
Totally agree with Mr. Dashing! Too many people mindlessly and unthinkingly have children. They do not consciously think about their decision to have children, much to their & their children's regret later on. Many have kids as rslt of pressure.
You've made me feel less guilty today. Thank-you :) I think the desire to have children is actually for self fulfillment. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But doesn't mean people without kids have easy lives and don't work hard either.
Thunderous applause to you.
Totally agree with your response. So many people unthinkingly have children, regretting it later on. Children KNOW when they are unwanted and unloved. More people should think before deciding to have children. Childfree people should be respected.
Concur to the multillionth degree.
I don't blame parents for wanting to put their kids on a leash!
It appears some societies are so dysfunctional, they can only continue through ignorance, deception, and intense pressure to progenerate. No one who knew better and was free to think and choose would bring a child into it!
I know so well. So many people unthinking have children and the children suffer because of poor care all around. This is wrong! As my father told me ALWAYS THINK & PLAN. People don't and then COMPLAIN about the results therein! Very "smart"!
As my high school Bible teacher used to say, "He who fails to plan, plans to fail." Interesting how Christian education is put down so much these days - or how the church is used to keep people ignorant.
gmwilliams,Very true! I use to hear my mother tell us "I can't wait until you are grown and gone" It was as though we were a (major) bill! Oftentimes we were made to feel we owed her a debt for having us! How twisted is that? Didn't (she) want kids?
Thanks! Will visit your hub
I've been told all my married life that raising a family is the most important aspiration. I've even been told that "life doesn't start until I have children".