posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 07:20 AM
Its really nice seeing this topic.. often i feel such view points are taboo in our society anymore.. it could just be me, but people often get
offended when one talks about the reasons they do not like, want or enjoy children.. a lot of people get their feathers ruffled over it..
I was 19 when i got pregnant with my son.. it wasnt entirely accidental, but it wasnt completely planned either lol.. i had already been married a
year at this point, and there was no option for us to not carry on with the pregnancy and go into parent hood..so we did.. now at 28 i cant imagine my
life without my boy, before this though i vowed strictly to never have children.. i grew up with a number of neices and nephews and all of them drove
me crazy.. I remember one day when i was 4-5 months pregnant, my best friend/brother type figure, asked me straight out why the hell would i want to
bring a child into this F* up world.. i began to think about this, as i had no real answer to give him when he asked. What i came up with, is having
a child at this point in time, can be a positive thing if the parents do everything possible to raise a decent human being, as the world is so lacking
in what i call 'real' people these days, it would be good to raise a proper boy into a proper man.. time can only tell if this works of course, but
so far so good here..
I have been in a position the past few weeks now of watching a friend of mines children, a 1 year old boy and a 4 year old boy.. and wow am i glad i
did get the chance to look after them for far too long, it made me clearly realize without an inkling of doubt that i will not ever.. ever being
having another one!! I understand that children for some people enrich their lives and they choose to have 2 or 3 sprogs.. usually the people who
have children for that reason tend to at least raise them as opposed to the parents that have 4, 5, 6 + children just for the government money and a
bigger government house.. who, from experience has shown me those kids arent at all raised by the parents, and its left to the government sponsored
education systems, and government regulated television programming to raise the kids..we can all see how well thats NOT working out!
On the topic of population controls, imo (choosing to have kids either not at all, or at such high rates), is exactly what i feel this planet
needs.. yes the earth can hold many more people, but damn it that doesnt mean it should!
Thank you OP for posting this, excellent thread..