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  • Female: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    6 9.38%
  • Female: I don't want children

    2 3.13%
  • Male: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    30 46.88%
  • Male: I don't want children

    19 29.69%
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    Re: Do you want children?

    Some people do genuinely lack the instinct to reproduce as evidenced above. There's nothing wrong with that so long as those people don't live under the mistaken assumption that they are somehow more intelligent or productive than those who choose to have children.
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Too late, I already accomplished that 3 months ago.
    Just as the wold of technology, something newer will always be better. Give me a few years.....
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    You're assuming I have such a gap to fill. I genuinely don't.

    I will say that I appear to belong to a minority group amongst the childfree. It seems to me that most childfree people are so not because they have no parenting drive the way I do, but because they decided there were other things in life that were more important to them. For most, it's a sacrifice. For me, it's the only way I can picture myself living. I know others like myself, but we are a minority.

    I do own a cat, but let's put it this way: having to care for a very old cat is at the absolute limit of my patience. And they are still nowhere near as needy as a child. In addition to that, I couldn't picture myself having more than one cat. What I like about cats is that you DON'T have to parent them. They're more like roommates and friends than children. This is why I prefer cats to dogs - dogs feel more like children to me.

    Some of use genuinely have no desire to parent.

    And some of us simply have more important things we'd rather be doing.
    Why did you have to explain it like that? You could have just said "Me and only me will be #1 in my life all the time." I could have took that answer. Give it 10-20 years though guarantee you that your tune will change, and in 20-30 years might be to late and you'll have like 20 cats.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Some people do genuinely lack the instinct to reproduce as evidenced above. There's nothing wrong with that so long as those people don't live under the mistaken assumption that they are somehow more intelligent or productive than those who choose to have children.
    Oh but they do make that mistaken assumption. I mean why would they want to be distracted by "pumping out" a few kids. They all have much more important things to do in life???
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Why did you have to explain it like that? You could have just said "Me and only me will be #1 in my life all the time." I could have took that answer. Give it 10-20 years though guarantee you that your tune will change, and in 20-30 years might be to late and you'll have like 20 cats.
    So you asked the question, and then get ticked that I gave you a thorough answer?

    Where did I say it's me and only me? If you'd bothered to read my answer, a conclusion more like "there are certain types of interactions I enjoy more than others, in a way that is minority" would have been a more sensible conclusion. As a matter of fact I do a hell of a lot to help people, big and small alike - probably more than you do. Can you just not handle the fact that someone doesn't feel the way you do about it?

    Yes, of course. Obviously you know me better than I do, so of course you must be right. Ignoring the fact that a lot of people remain childfree for life, and happily so.

    Oh no, "too late" to pop one out! Whatever will I do!? Besides breathe a sigh of relief...

    You just can't handle someone not thinking what you're doing is important to them, can you? Is me agreeing with you really that necessary to your own sense of worth?
    Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 07-10-11 at 05:09 PM.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    So you asked the question, and then get ticked that I gave you a thorough answer?

    Where did I say it's me and only me? If you'd bothered to read my answer, a conclusion more like "there are certain types of interactions I enjoy more than others, in a way that is minority" would have been a more sensible conclusion. Can you just not handle the fact that someone doesn't feel the way you do about it?

    Yes, of course. Obviously you know me better than I do, so of course you must be right. Ignoring the fact that a lot of people remain childfree for life, and happily so.

    Oh no, "too late" to pop one out! Whatever will I do!? Besides breathe a sigh of relief...

    You just can't handle someone not thinking what you're doing is important to them, can you? Is me agreeing with you really that necessary to your own sense of worth?
    My best friend went the childfree route. She's 50<mumble> now, and does not for a moment regret her decision. My niece is her corgi-mix, Mitzi.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    My best friend went the childfree route. She's 50<mumble> now, and does not for a moment regret her decision. My niece is her corgi-mix, Mitzi.
    I am godmother to my best friend's Garfield cat.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    ha! The self worth argument.

    Next, we'll be hearing about how not having kids adds IQ points.
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    ha! The self worth argument.

    Next, we'll be hearing about how not having kids adds IQ points.
    I can't think of any other reason someone would ask a question about whether or not I feel a "hole" in me, and then when I tell them "no," they go on about how I must not know myself and I'll change my mind because having kids is the only thing worth doing and if I don't agree I must hate humanity and be a selfish jerk.

    What reason besides the need for validation would someone have for saying that?

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I keep reading articles in magazines that say women are having fewer kids and there is less desire to have kids. It seems like more women want to be child free than men, so I thought I'd do a poll.

    Here is a recent article I read.

    Birth-Rate Study: In Recession, Fewer Women Having Kids - TIME
    I don't currently have any kids, and I'm not currently planning to have any.

    I'm not married and at this moment not really dating. And I absolutely refuse to bring another life into this world until I'm sure me and my significant other are stable enough to provide for the child what he or her needs.

    Until then, I'm not going to angst over the fact that I'm not in that position.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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