posted on Oct, 23 2009 @ 09:33 PM
I am greatly offended by this and not just because I have two children of my own. OP, you should care about other people's children because those
children are people just like you. Turning our backs on children is turning our backs on humanity and the future of humanity. I'm sorry that you feel
the way that you do regarding children, but I'm sure that if you had children of your own and experienced the deep connection, blessing, pride, and
realization of the miracle of just how fragile and precious that life is that you would feel differently. At least, I hope that you would.
If you are going to have a problem with people, have a problem with the adult parents. While it is true that there are parents who have no business
breeding and passing their maladjustments down to children, there are also children who overcome and break the cycle of such learned behavior. I am
one of those children, and I'm very proud of myself for having the strength to overcome such unbearable odds. I comfort myself in thinking that maybe
that was the reason for my unfortunate childhood circumstances in the first place. If reincarnation is a reality, maybe I brought myself here in this
time to fix the broken chain in my family tree. Of course, I can't know that for sure, but I take comfort in the fact that at least I'm trying to
live honorably and passing stability, goodness, and positive values down to my children in the hopes that they turn out to be good people and good
parents to their children (my descendants).
On that same token, those parents you judge were probably raised dysfunctionally themselves and are, unfortunately, passing that dysfunction down.
Look at it this way, since children bother you so much, have you thought that maybe they're on your mind for a reason? It's entirely possible that
your job this go around in your own life cycle is to be a mentor to a child who needs it. Please, for your own sake and the sake of humanity as a
whole, help a child who you think needs it. You may be that child's only hope, and that may be your sole purpose for being here in the first
[edit on 23-10-2009 by gazerstar]