Why do we have children?
Why do we feel the need to have children? Is it a parental instinct or perhaps the need to generate population for survival ? I have three kids and love them very much. Just a though I had at the dinner table.
I think it's a toss up between a biological drive and a societal expectation. That is, it's expected that we go to school, grow up, get a job, get married, and have children, and as animals, we are instinctively driven to prolong our genetic line.
But, from a personal standpoint, having children might be a means of taking your relationship to the next level, wanting to pass on your knowledge to a new generation, wanting a new challenge, excitement, happiness, etc!
I agree Natasha but sometimes i wonder because of all the kid related tragedys and adults not seeming to care. If people think the world is crap heap why reproduce.
by India Arnold5 years ago
Why is it that newborns know not to breath underwater, while toddlers must be taught?A dear friend of mine enrolled her child in swim lessons this past summer. Her child struggled (as did other classmates) when it came...
by collegedad4 years ago
If you could haunt someone who would it be and why - just for fun!So you pass and you have to decide who you want to haunt. Would it be a family member, a coworker, a celebrity? I've given it a lot of thought and I...
by Anan Celeste5 years ago
Are we born evil?Are we instinctively evil and selfish? Is it simply the product of conditioning? Or being evil a biological pathology that can be fixed and measured?
by arcs3 years ago
Why is that we always want something which we don't have?
by Brian L. Powell5 years ago
Do you believe that people are instinctively selfish or instinctively generous?I was wondering about that when it occurred to me that parents spend a great amount of time teaching their children to share. ...
by Angelie2 years ago
Why do people seek revenge?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.