Female: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)
Female: I don't want children
Male: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)
Male: I don't want children
1. The "can't afford it" wasn't my argument, that was Sam's. But it's sort of true in a round-about way. People who are conscientious enough to know they can't afford it don't. People who aren't wind up in poverty, and sometimes needing government help. So how was the value analysis of yours going again...? Point is, your practically arbitrary example is meaningless and doesn't represent most people anyway. What about the cost of raising kids? What they cost on education? Resources? The list goes on and on.
2. Have you forgotten? In "career" is included things like science and medical research. Also, things like academics WHO WILL EDUCATE YOUR CHILDREN. Their future potential is impossible without the people who choose career, and often sacrifice having children to do it. Highly available birth control and people who want to use it is one of the biggest factors that allows having any sort of developed society in the first place.
3. You haven't offered any reason why parents "do more that's positive" for the world other than meaningless conjecture. And actually the childless/childfree tend to be happier than parents with kids in the house. So on that one you are definitively wrong. Having children does not result in more happiness.
4. Your utopian theory that breeding more = old age care is simply wrong. It has been explained to you why it's wrong, and you haven't addressed it.
The entire thing is utopian and wrong, and reaks of you simply trying to validate your own choices.
Your choices are no better or more meaningful than anyone else's. What you value is not what others value. And what you're doing may or may not even relate to what you value.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 07-11-11 at 05:13 AM.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
I will be damned if I'll buy that inherently, I'm worth more by virtue of having given birth 30 years ago, than any childless woman out there. Bull****. Also? Are you saying all women are worthless until they give birth, and then their worth - what? Doubles? Women who have two children, are they worth more than women who have one? None of us will ever catch up to Michelle Duggar. Right?
What a load.