Yall dudes in here talking about passing down DNA like it's the FORCE or some ****. The genes of your forefathers does not guarantee anything for future offspring.
A grip of yall need to go watch Snowpiercer right now.
Originally Posted by HTG Designs
Its all about perspective.
The world we live in today nurtures the attitude of self ( and that thinking of/helping others is important too, but its secondary).
Thats why some may not see it as selfish. "Its not selfish, we are supposed to fulfill our own desires."
This is why the world is in it currents state. Everyone wants to fulfill their own desires without regard to the
larger people group they are apart of; Mankind. They forget we are all intrinsically connected.
You're talking about a group that doesn't even exist yet. You can't be apart of mankind if you haven't been born.
This view only makes sense for neglected children and orphans.
Lets not pretend like having a child is the best thing you can contribute to mankind.
Originally Posted by DCAllAmerican
Originally Posted by Master Zik
Aight let me clear things up.
I feel like I am exposed to them enough during my day that leads me towards not wanting any. That is currently how I feel. Sure, if I had a different job I might feel differently. Might not. Who knows.
Yea I said they were a burden but I understand they bring more than that as well. Anything that you are directly responsible for can be considered a burden. It is what it is. I didn't mean to marginalize their existence to being a "burden."
I just don't feel like changing my life as much as I THINK i would have to, so that is why I currently aren't interested.
Okay I can understand most of this. My only reply would be if you did or do want children all you'd have to do is change jobs and I'm fully aware that'd be a big life decision and that's pretty much what deciding to have a child is.
As for that last statement, perfectly understandable. I'm not either. It's simply you're not ready yet but at some point that might change. Abortion aside, there may come a time where you it's just gonna happen though.
Originally Posted by ooIRON MANoo
It is selfish...
Here's the kicker... it's ok to be selfish, embrace the **** out of it if that is your route.
Repeat after me... IT'S OK TO BE SELFISH.
If you are living life the way YOU want to, chances are you are being selfish... and it is perfectly fine to be that way.
Several other ppl including myself have implied and outright said this about being selfish in general. I also have that approach with other words. The problem here is reading some of these other ppl's posts it's a heavy implication that being selfish is a negative thing. That it's wrong when it's not and they can't even explain exactly what is selfish about not having children that makes any kind of sense.
The word has a lot of stigma and negativity attached to it.
It just gets me that a lot of these ppl like to act like their selfless altruistic utilitarians when they're really just egoists posing as something else.Edited by Master Zik - 10/26/15 at 1:12pm