lostcat: Didn't make it through the article. Don't really care what some columnist in Omaha thinks.I can understand people in my own generation (and younger) not wanting to have kids. We're all pretty self-centered (can't think of a way to say that that doesn't sound negative, but there you have it). Our childhoods have extended way beyond what previous generations were able to get away with. Video games are the norm for people in their 20s and 30s (I'm in my 40s, and I've spent a solid part of this weekend playing Ingress and Baldur's Gate).So, why would we want to have to put up with mewling, crying, attention-needing kids? I never wanted a kid, even through my mid 30s. Too much hassle. Too much responsibility. Not enough me time. Not enough time/energy for good sex. Who needs that?But then I was talking to a neighbor who is in her 60s. Her mother died recently, and she has no husband or children. She looks miserable most of the time I see her. She says that there is nobody left in the world who cares if she lives or dies. She said she never expected that feeling. But now that she has no living family, she feels like a stranger on the planet.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.So, while I understand my friends and peers who think having kids is crazy, I don't know how many of them have really, honestly thought about the end of their lives (who spends time dwelling that anyway?) and considered what this world will feel like when everyone they love is dead, and they have no family left on the face of the earth.But then, but the time we're that old, Diablo 12 is going to keep your mind off of all that crap, I'm betting.
Pharmdawg: Little kids are constant work and worry, but they're also constant entertainment.Like when my 2 year old dropped his fork on the floor, then started screaming "fork, fork, fork!"He couldn't pronounce his "r's"He ate with a spoon til he was 4.
universebetween: dont have kidswill never have kids.very glad.fark you for having kids.
Witness99: if not have our own children
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.
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.
SilentStrider: I have dogs. Does that count for anything?
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