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  • I could rant for pages about how insanely irresponsible it is to have a baby because "what else should I do?"

    I won't.

    I will say -- hopefully enough -- that stories of population explosion could be greatly exaggerated [].


    You are what you think.
    • You assume the reason is "what else should I do." My wife had been pregnant for two months when Sept. 11 came 'round, and in our heads, we thought two opposing thoughts: that we don't want to bring a child into such a horrible situation, and that we should focus more on our family now than ever, because it's the most important thing.

      A lot of people just realized that family isn't something you should put off, whether that meant starting or enlarging their family, or spending more time with their existing
      • You assume the reason is "what else should I do."

        I assume it because that's what some people I've asked have literally said to me; I understand that there are people who have children for reasons. My problem is with thoughtless behavior.

        It's that or assume they're lying to me, and I generally presuppose that people don't have a reason to lie to me. Usually, they don't. ;)


        You are what you think.