If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   Childlessness linked to early death, though chances are you'll die happy   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Interesting, Journal of Epidemiology, community health  
•       •       •

4291 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Dec 2012 at 8:24 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2012-12-09 12:00:33 PM  
7 votes:
My eldest niece asked me why I didn't have any kids. I told her it was because it was illegal to beat them.
2012-12-09 09:23:23 AM  
5 votes:

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: So is anyone studying women who are voluntarily childless?

Every married guy with children.
2012-12-09 08:25:48 AM  
5 votes:
I would say if you have children you won't live longer.

It just seems longer.
2012-12-09 10:41:14 AM  
4 votes:
I'm doing my kid a favor by not having him. And everyone else. My kid was going to be a jerk.
2012-12-09 08:35:18 AM  
2 votes:
That's because we're out bar-hopping, parasailing, hiking the Rockies, and shagging like bunnies. And the earlier death is TOTALLY WORTH IT.
2012-12-09 08:55:14 AM  
1 vote:
7deadlysinners.typepad.comView Full Size

2012-12-09 08:55:09 AM  
1 vote:

Girion47: I swear people with kids HATE those of us without kids.

I think the logic is "I suffered, WHY DON'T YOU?"

Girion47: "who will take care of you when you're older?"

An improbably buxom and grateful nurse/stripper that I'm putting through college.

I am glad that other people are having kids. I love kids. The best part of other people's kids is that when it's time to wipe their ass, or dispense discipline, or suffer through a tantrum, you simply give them back to their biological parent.
2012-12-09 08:51:27 AM  
1 vote:
My buddy, his wife, their 3 year old and 22 month old are visiting for the weekend. This has strengthened my resolve to never have children, even though my mother is fearful she will die without grandchildren.
/the sound of a child crying is the most wretched sound on the planet
2012-12-09 08:46:29 AM  
1 vote:

mbillips: RTFA. A statistically tiny difference in death rates was found between people who successfully had a kid through in vitro fertilization and those who tried to have one and failed. Nobody has any evidence that having kids leads to living longer among the genpop.

/No kids, and never will have
//No debt, and retirement well funded.

Ah, but you will never know the joys of spending a half-million dollars for the ability to say that there's a bit of protein that somewhat resembles yours running around somewhere.
2012-12-09 08:45:37 AM  
1 vote:

bronyaur1: I am in my fifties, and my wife and I have no children. We are very happy with our decision.

I am in my thirties, and my wife and I have two children. We are very happy with our decision.
2012-12-09 08:31:09 AM  
1 vote:
Better alone, without children, and with cats, than with people who make you want to put a bullet in your brain every day.

/forever alone, like a boss
2012-12-09 08:30:30 AM  
1 vote:
I'm lying in bed with a 14 month that has a cold and a wife that has been a coont for the last month (at least)...

trust me youngsters... don't do it.
Displayed 12 of 12 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.