On behalf of humanity, may I say, “Thank you.”
Its great starting off the day with some good news.
her choice, I will say this, there is no love to touch that of a mother for her child and there is no misery so complete as your child suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and furthermore, your child has the ability to enhance your life or wreck your life
My children have been blessings to me, especially as life events occur, and I get older.
And don't even get my started on my grandchildren. Blessings, all.
“Just like parents sometimes regret their choice”.
Perhaps, I hang out with different types of people but I have NOT met one parent yet that regrets having a child. Could they regret not pushing Bobby more when he wanted to drop piano? Sure... but I have never met one parent(s) that regretted bringing Bobby into the world. My paternal Grandmother had a saying: you are a couple and will always be a couple until you have (adopt) a child. A child makes you a family. Otherwise, you will live your life as a couple. The older I get, the more I realize that my matriarchal Irish Grandma was wise!
“Also, not having a child is the most important thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprint, according to a 2009 study by Oregon State University statisticians”
Wow, And who is the recipient that she is concerned about To live in the world with less carbon? Children of the religious people? In any case, thank you lady for your contribution.
Why are they not having kids?
Because God says you should.
That’s the nub of it.
Why is she still living? After all the “internal insight” of the planets health and the welfare of humans, her career goals....it should be clear that she is contributing the downfall of the universe with her presence.....she might want to explore a big bottle of sleeping pills with a pint of vodka taken at all once.
I would make one observation...without knowing much on the lady....that she has lived her entire life in a metropolitan area. I doubt that she’s ever gone on a road tour across Iowa, or sat in a humble small-town cafe in Tennessee, or watched a kid’s softball game in July.
What a weird turn of phrase!
I’ll call that a good start!
Her moral self-righteousness is typical of many liberals.
They remind me of a giant squid squirting its ink, indiscrimanently and in all directions.
And what if you had, Mom? Does that mean you wouldn't get old and eventually die?
“To breed or not to breed, this was the question.”
How appropriate that choice of words are. I have never thought of having and raising moral, responsible, motivated children as “breeding”.
I’ll bet the husband looks like the guy claiming to be a French model in the State Farm commercial. I’ll be he is equipped with hipster black frame glasses, a man purse, and sandals..
Also, not having a child is the most important thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprintSucker!
Pass this article on to all of your liberal friends!
Psst...sweetie....ten bucks says that your little fella is “out” within a month of your piece having been published.