ecmoRandomNumbers: There are about 4 billion surplus people on this planet.
SilentStrider: I have dogs. Does that count for anything?
universebetween: dont have kidswill never have kids.very glad.fark you for having kids.
KeithLM: Where's the guilt in this article? Seems to me the author supports the idea that people should make this decision for themselves and shouldn't feel guilty about it.
red5ish: The author is a 'ginger' and you know what that means.
YoOjo: Thanks Omaha
Witness99: I'm 41 with two dogs and an SO.I can see this argument from both sides. I do feel somewhat guilty for not having kids (but plan to adopt later btw) because somebody has to do the work of raising the next generation. To be callous, the next group of working taxpayers that will fund our future elderly asses (unless you're super successful and rich and don't need that). It seems like a pretty reasonable duty to society.OTOH, it's a lot harder now to pull everything off. I REALLY wanted kids in my 30s and put a lot of effort into relationships. It doesn't always work out. If I had it to do all over again, I would work on kids/marriage first and career later.But on the other, other hand...I do also have to admit that being a DINK (double income no kids) is fun too. Maybe the secret is to just be happy with what situation you land in and don't keep second guessing your decisions :)
Witness99: I do feel somewhat guilty for not having kids
Peekoo: They can't make me feel guilty for something I've never wanted. It's like trying to make me feel guilty for not eating beets. Not possible.
Ambivalence: I am turning 40 this year. I haven't just decided not to birth any babies, I got myself "fixed".Never.gonna.happen.I don't feel guilty, I don't feel proud, I am just grateful I live in a time and place that affords me the choice. Not everyone has that.
Big Merl: the Momaha World Herald. They care primarily about moms and hipsters these days.
octopied: I'd like a kid,but I'm running out of time and don't really feel like running out and making one with the first willing man I find.
Rip Dashrock: This could be a fun thread, filled with rational and well thought out responses.I'm making popcorn, along with some hummus, tahini, and pita bread, bring some cold beer if you want to share.
lostcat: I look at my parents. They are just breaking 70. Their brothers and sisters are dropping like flies. All they have left is me and my sister to care about them, visit them and give them any emotional support.
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