Why do we have children?

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    Josh Mauzyposted 4 years ago

    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.

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    Natasha Petersposted 4 years ago

    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!

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    Josh Mauzyposted 4 years ago

    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.

 
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