Originally Posted by B'sgirl
Aw, come on. There's a lot of good right alongside the bad. Think of all the cool technologies we have. We have way more free time than lots of our ancestors. We have amazing medical technology. I could go on for hours naming the good. We just have to teach our kids to face the bad, stand up to it, or ,make it better and enjoy what's good.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think we have a horrible world here right now, and I do enjoy the wonderful technology that lets us chat here and has extended our life expectancies.
But I'm just not sure enough of a good world to grow up in and to be adults in afterwards for my kids (if I had them).
Originally Posted by elaine l
that a valid reason would be that the world we live in gives them nothing to inherit. What world was there a hundred or a thousand years ago? What would those parents have said? Did they know that we would develop antibiotics? Make huge advances in medicine, economics, education, technology? Their chances of living an easy life were certainly a lot less than those born today. They had hardships we can only imagine. I did have children, three of them and all grown up. Was it a good decision? To me yes, the time of my life. Is it right for everyone? No I think not. Did I make a point? Probably not!
I don't know what my decision would have been in the world of a hundred or a thousand years ago, as I didn't grow up in that and don't know if I would have had a similar outlook then. As far as I'm concerned, it's good that you disagree. I hope you're right. I hope that I turn out to be wrong about this. But since I don't personally foresee a good future for them, I'm not going to be bringing kids into the world.
My thanks to all for your acceptance of my views, especially Barbara L, Maverick2272, Fisher's Mom, MexicoKaren and whoever else chimed in to support my saying what I did (I don't think I missed anyone, but if I did), as I was a bit nervous posting it.