In yet another article about people under 40 choosing to not have children because of things like Climate Change, politics, or the recent madness around the pandemic proves that these people indeed should not have children. As one woman put it, “In this way, my choice feels like an act of love.” Yes, for her to forgo procreation is an act of love. To fill a child’s head with such stupidity would be child abuse.
If you’re looking for your “purpose in life” I’ll tell you what it is. Yes, I’m just that brilliant. The purpose of your life is to create life. We’re here to procreate. You know… have children. There is no other reason for humans to exist. We are animals just like all the others that roam the Earth. Our tools are a little more complex and we have the ability to ponder our own existence (which is probably the problem) but beyond that there is very little difference between us and some lowly bacteria.
The preceding is not to denigrate people who cannot conceive for one reason or another. Not being able to conceive doesn’t mean you can’t have children or raise children. It just means you may have to adopt or use “science” to bring forth the next generation.
Below are a few gems from the article in the New York Times. What a bunch of naval gazing narcissists. I’m so glad these people aren’t having kids.
the couple took an eight-month road trip after Ms. Little got her master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.
“When we were out west — California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho — we were driving through areas where the whole forest was dead, trees knocked over,” Ms. Little said. “We went through southern Louisiana, which was hit by two hurricanes last year, and whole towns were leveled, with massive trees pulled up by their roots.”
Now 30 and two years into her marriage, Ms. Little feels “the burden of knowledge,” she said. The couple sees mounting disaster when reading the latest climate change reports and Arctic ice forums. Anxiety about having children has set in.To Breed or Not to Breed? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
For Marguerite Middaugh, a 41-year-old lawyer in San Diego, Calif., the pandemic, coupled with climate-related devastation, prompted her to hold off on fertility treatments for a first child. “Seeing people not getting vaccinated, not taking care of their community,” she said. “That really made me pause about whether I want to bring a child into this world.”To Breed or Not to Breed? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
To Jenna Ross, 36, a potter who lives near Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada, her decision to remain childless in a world threatened by climate change springs from a protective instinct. “Harnessing the love I have for my unborn hypothetical kid comforts me in sparing them an inhospitable future,” she said. “In this way, my choice feels like an act of love.”To Breed or Not to Breed? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Since college, Ms. McLaughlin has worried that humankind was on an unsustainable path. Even so, “at 27, I decided to have children and get married, in that order,” she said. Her first marriage, however, ended without children at 32. “He was a salt-of-the-earth farmer who wanted to live in the mountains,” she said. “I was a global citizen who wanted to travel and read The New Yorker.”
By the time she entered a serious relationship in her late 30s, she was having grave doubts about bringing children into a troubled world. “His perspective was, we really need children who are well raised and well loved who can be leaders in our future for what is to come, which I think is a totally valid point,” Ms. McLaughlin said. She, however, now struggles to justify bringing a child into a world she fears may be on the brink. The couple broke up this summer.To Breed or Not to Breed? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
women who choose not to reproduce often face intense social pressure from family, friends, even medical professionals. “Over the years, I have been criticized as inhuman or unloving,” she said. “In my mid-30s, my gynecologist kept telling me that my hormones would run out.”
For her, such pushback is merely the price you pay. Ms. Roquelin said she enjoys a rich and fulfilling life without children, and is now studying for a master’s degree in business administration to capitalize on her music career. “I have many more things to explore on my journey,” she said, “that do not involve raising other suffering human beings on an out-of-supplies planet.”To Breed or Not to Breed? – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
On the same topic here’s what is supposed to be a humorous column in The New Yorker.
How long until this “comedy” piece becomes reality? Can’t you see these people actually having non-baby showers?