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Friday, July 7, 2006

RE: All Children Are Artists

Posted by on July 7 at 16:55 PM

German women make much more sense to me.

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I despise children. I don't find them cute, and their shrieks of delight make me angry and bitter. I go out of my way to avoid them.

I want to spend my life focusing on me. I want to travel and have the ability to do whatever I want on my own terms. Kids don't fit into this picture.

Whenever I hear a soccer mom talking about the events her little "precious" did that day, I fall asleep. It sounds like a dull life.

Not for me. German women have it right.

Hm, so clearly, more evolutionary advanced beings have fewer children, and yet are more nurturing with those they choose to produce.

Can't wait to see what the Fundies do with this bit of info...

Well, if you have fewer children, you'll probably have more energy and patience to be nurturing. Makes sense to me.

Before I had children of my own, I hated kids. I thought they would disrupt my precious lifestyle.

Now that I have two children, I can see that my head was buried deep inside my ass. I can't imagine not having kids.

Face it people - once you hit 35 or 40, and you're no longer fucking and partying and being cute like before, life without kids starts to seem rather empty and meaningless. So many of my single friends are starting to hit the wall, and I feel bad for them.

I'm 40 something and I still like fucking, partying in moderation and have no kids. I don't dislike children, but I like my freedom-personal and economic-without them. I don't feel empty nor meaningless without them; but at my age I do feel a desire to travel as much as time and money allows which is something I would not be able to do with a child or children.

I don't condemn people who make the choice to have children, but I do resent child bearers who think something is wrong with people who don't want kids.

I love kids and think Seattle could use a healthy infusion of happy little tykes on all levels.

Children help level the self-absorbed navel gazing of childless cities such as Seattle. I've been fortunate to travel much of the world and cultures which value their children seem much more open and accomodating to me.

That said, I'm adopted, in my late 30's, and don't plan to have kids in the near future.

Like most of American culture, kids become an extension of the "ME" values we cherish. Similar to a new SUV or McMansion in the 'burbs - a necessary lifestyle accoutrement.

Because those are the only two options, right? Partying or raising kids. Nothing else out there, is there?

I know parents that, while they obviously love their little ones a great deal, kind of wish they never had any to begin with. As the news demonstrates everyday, parenting isn't for everyone and it sucks that our society pressures everyone to have kids when they're simply not ready.

Having kids is probably an even larger life changing decision than deciding *not* to have kids, but only the latter are hounded endlessly about whether they're "sure" and patronized by people who obviously know better how to run your life than you do.

wonder what M J thinks of all this...?

I believe that children are our future ...
teach them well and let them lead the way ...
show them all the beauty they possess inside ...

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