Laocoon: and alone
randomjsa: I would say if you have children you won't live longer.It just seems longer.
bronyaur1: I am in my fifties, and my wife and I have no children. We are very happy with our decision.
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.
Girion47: I swear people with kids HATE those of us without kids.
Girion47: "who will take care of you when you're older?"
t3knomanser: 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.
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: So is anyone studying women who are voluntarily childless?
Glockenspiel Hero: I honestly don't understand the antagonism on these threads. If you don't want kids it's fine- we made a different choice but I won't judge you for yours.You
the ha ha guy: I can fill up the 'breeder bingo' card from this past thanksgiving alone
heili skrimsli: She's also still mad at me because I had a party at my house, invited all my friends, and it wasn't child friendly.
blatz514: With the amount of booze I drink, having a kid would just get in the way
king of vegas: I don't believe in procreation. I think that life is likely meaningless and giving someone the ability to be animated for a brief time while cursing them with the knowledge that it will end, as will the lives of everyone close to them, is worse than cruel.
reillan: 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
king of vegas: Global warming and weapons of mass destruction and distancing of the economic classes
QT_3.14159: All the fun and enjoyment of your own kids without the responsibility.
Girion47: This is a study of people who wanted and failed to have children, not those of us that are blissfully saving lots of money to spend on ourselves.
t3knomanser: Meh, by that point I'm too old to enjoy it. I remember my grandparents- I hated visiting because they were old and boring and there was nothing to do but watch TV.
willfullyobscure: the one thing you will miss out on by choosing not to have kids is knowing what true, unconditional love means.
SundaesChild: willfullyobscure: the one thing you will miss out on by choosing not to have kids is knowing what true, unconditional love means.Not if they get a dog.
QT_3.14159: I'm only 38 and my oldest is only 15, but I'm waaaaay looking forward to grandkids in 10 years.
king of vegas: If you're a parent, what's the saddest thing you can fathom? Your children dying I presume. Well they will die. Life is fine and dandy when we're young. Not so great if you've been diagnosed with ALS or some other horrible illness.I don't believe in procreation. I think that life is likely meaningless and giving someone the ability to be animated for a brief time while cursing them with the knowledge that it will end, as will the lives of everyone close to them, is worse than cruel.Even if life is not meaningless there are issues. We all might be preparing to go to a worse place. I know we like to think that being "good" will be rewarded, and many of us think Jesus stuff, but I don't. I kinda lean towards 80% life is meaningless, 10% we go somewhere bad, 10% we go somewhere good and those percentages don't have anything to do with how we behave on earth. I think it's a bad gamble and producing children offers them no choice but to take it.One final note is that the future of the planet is dim. Global warming and weapons of mass destruction and distancing of the economic classes are only but a few things. I don't see things being too pleasant for subsequent generations. That's another reason to abstain from the biological imperative ingrained in our minds and bodies through evolution.
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