There are already enough children in the world.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
There are already enough children in the world.
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Thu, 09-19-2013 - 3:59pm

Here's an article where 5 women explain why they chose not to have any children.  http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/5-women-explain-why-chose-not-kids-165300500.html

Did you ever think about not having children?  Like some of the women, would you have had more time to enjoy your husband?  Would you be divorced? Wink  Basically, why did you have children instead of not having children?

If you don't have time for the whole article, some of the reasons included 1.) having a fulfilling life already, 2.) growing up with dysfunctional parents or other close relatives/friends who were miserable because they had kids, 3.) getting to sleep in late, travel the world, not spend the money on kids, 4.) a biggie ~ not feeling the maternal impulse.

Would you life be as happy/fun/fulfilled if you hadn't had children?

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Registered: 06-27-1998

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">"So basically this ENTIRE sub-thread is USELESS." -------------' Oooh. More caps. Stuff is getting serious now. I didn't think it was useless. I thought it was interesting. I learned something.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">You learned that sometimes things are advised to you but that does not mean you HAVE to listen to it and MOST LIKELY the advise is NOT taken? Bawhahaaa...</span></strong></p>

Isn't that the basic way advice works?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">"You learned that sometimes things are advised to you but that does not mean you HAVE to listen to it and MOST LIKELY the advise is NOT taken? Bawhahaaa." No, that is not what I learned at all. You've just produced a concatenation of totally obvious statements and unwarranted assumptions. I learned a little about how the military has sometimes prepared spouses for a return from deployment. Interestingly, to me anyway,<strong> it was pretty much the same advice astronaut wives were given 1969-72 when their husbands returned from lunar missions.</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px"><strong>Oh my....have a wonderful night. Outtie......</strong></span></p>

I don't think I have heard an adult say that, reminds me of the teenage movie Clueless.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Wed, 01-29-2014 - 5:39pm

Driving a car pollutes the environment, but I'm not giving up my car.

There are many things people do every day, that make the world a worse place. Its often hard to eliminate those things.

I personally don't believe that over population is a problem. There is always disease, famine and war. People are born, people die.

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