WHY do people have children really? This is a VERY DEEP question.....think care

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 20 months ago

    WHY do people have children really?  This is a VERY DEEP question.....think carefully.


  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
    bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months ago


    Grace, you would think it is a very deep thought provoking question, but looking at the over 7 billion plus world population. One can conclude that family planning didn't enter their picture. It is apparently, the exception than the rule to have valid reasons and a well thought out plan for procreating, much less for the family.

    When I see pictures of all those really poor people in the 3rd world countries, I don't see they put in any thought for raising a child. The child is skin and bones with a cloud of flies around them. There is little water, food, or even clothes, yet these people didn't care.

    Places like China have tried to modulate their population but it has been difficult. The other factor in this question is the ubiquitous use of illegal drugs, alcohol and unprotected sex even and maybe especially in the so called wealthy loins of the United States. The US has homeless, jobless and sick people that could have been the product of sex drive of two people rather than the thought process of intelligence from two brains.

    So, I don't think that there is much thought in this subject that really demands a considerable amount of thought and planning.

    Look at the Roe v Wade Abortion versus pro life issue. This issue exists because their was no thought, or plan. Forget about the social or moral judgement, the fact is that the pregnancy was not considered by the woman. This doesn't apply to rape, or forced sex or in the case of medical harm to the mother. But that is a small fraction of the total cases that abortion sees today.

    As some people say, the only safe sex is no sex. Countries as a whole have not thought about it, other than, oh boy more voters. But their concern should have been how can we provide for this ever increasing population? Take CA for ex with 40 million people double what it was in the 80s. Yet, they have not doubled their resources and infrastructure to handle the increase. CA is basically a desert, and they have not captured the water provided by nature. EPA doesn't apply to putting dirty runoff water directly into the ocean, or sewage overflow also into the ocean. It is like using your bathtub instead of the toilet, gross.
    del if you wish.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      This is a very thoughtful answer.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Grace, thank you, I tried.

  3. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 20 months ago

    1. For many low IQ, accident. Sometimes on purpose to try to force someone in an unstable relationship to stay, almost never works.
    2. For many in the middle, desire, instinct.
    3. For those at the top, instinct, the desire to have someone that you can mold to carry your culture and views forward.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 20 months ago


    Clearly in the U.S. there is no such thing as an "accidental birth".
    No woman can legally be forced to carry a child to term.
    According to the law It's a woman's choice to have a child or not.
    There are about 11 birth control methods, the Plan B pill, and abortion is still legal. Oftentimes children are born to people who "accidentally" got pregnant and don't believe in abortion.
    Others are hoping having a baby will cement their relationship with someone they love.
    Having a child with someone who doesn't want children isn't in the best interest of the child. There are people who have children with multiple exes. Maybe they don't believe in birth control.
    I recently saw a 45 year old guy on a talk show who has 15 children with different women. He "claims" he takes care of them.
    To be honest with you I don't believe the welfare of the child is the upper most concern when it comes to having children especially in teenage and casual dating relationships.
    Odds are {if the child} was allowed to (choose) their own mother or father a lot of parents would not have any children!
    Some people feel it's important to carry on the family name.
    Others have always wanted children because it's ingrained in our culture. There are some people who frown upon those who (don't want) children!

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Your stm, No woman can legally be forced to carry a child to term, is questionable. First it is categoric, second it mentions child,

    2. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      In the U.S. can a man {force a woman} to have his baby?
      In America the woman (legally) is in charge of her own body.
      Unless Roe V Wade is overturned that's the law.

    3. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      dashingscorpio, I think it is good that so many women opted for abortion, no one wants their babies. But, the law doesn't gives absolutes. It gives the state and interest especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimester. The state can control the pregnancy.

    4. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      You're correct there are some legal bounds when it comes to getting abortions. However most women makeup their minds within the first trimester and the men are powerless once their "seed" is implanted. She decides if they have a child.


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