Personally, the decision to not have children (at least not to be responsible for creating any) has been something I have firmly believed in since I was teenager. I got a vasectomy when I was 21 or 22 and still consider it one of the better decisions I have made as far as personal responsibility is concerned. A vasectomy means never again having to put someone you care about through getting an abortion (yes, I have been there).
In general, I feel that there are already too many of us on the planet. More than can really be supported without completely destroying everything else and while I can appreciate the aesthetic of some post apocalyptic scorched earth world (yeah, I'm an art phag what about it?), I don't see extinction of all other species as something to be proud of.
I also do not feel that it is fair to the child to bring them into this world, especially now with issues like peak oil, world war, economic depression, etc. staring us all in the face. There is also always the concern of what happens if your kid turns out to be a right wing Christian or nazi skinhead or some other repugnant thing.
Sure, I've had a good run (especially at the moment) but to get there I had to go through a couple of alcoholic parents, bouts of depression and other related unpleasantness. Functional families are by far the exception (from my experience) and I'm enough of an asshole at times to my girlfriend of 12 years that I don't think I have any right to be putting a child into that environment. I have trouble being patient with pets so I'm certainly not up to raising a child.
So yeah, I'm anti-breeder for sure.
posted by: moron on 2004-11-09 11:16:05
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