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Response to Uranus Needs Men (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 08:35 PM

14. You've got it all wrong

I wasn't talking about myself at all. I don't expect my kids even to come to visit me in my old age. And yes, I love my kids (young adults living on their own) desperately. And frankly, it's offensive that you would suggest I had children just to serve as my nursemaid in later years. I sacrificed everything for my children and have asked nothing in return of them. My children have been my whole life.

I was talking about what is so "despicable" about people who think people shouldn't have kids. They don't realize that people who do have children are providing the next generation of doctors, social workers, street cleaners, lawyers, government workers, bankers ... and yes, those people who take care of other people's diapers. The people who will make the world run when they are too old to do so.

By the way, most of the people whose parents are in nursing homes have struggled long and hard against putting them there. It is almost always because the parent needs 24-hour nursing care; most have some degree of dementia or full-fledged Alzheimer's.

You sure are judgmental. I was talking about the elitist notion that money is somehow related to having children. Plenty of poor people have raised wonderful, loving children and it fulfills their lives in many ways. It sickens me when money is the basis for every discussion. I was just trying to give Suze a little taste of her own medicine. Maybe you need some, too.

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