Thursday, October 25, 2007


Don't have childeren. Sounds radical doesn't it? Biology compels us to reproduce. Society has pre-programmed many of us that the natural course is to have childeren. The government gives you tax incentives to have kids so they get more worker bees.

Expectant mothers seem happy, the fathers (if they're around) seem to agree, right? Many of them seem to be liars. In private they're wondering how they'll be able to afford them. How it will change what they, the parents, had for dreams and goals in their lives.

Most of the childeren that I've seen come into the world have been accidents. There have been very few planned pregnancies among those I know. That seems strange to me because I look around and believe that I associate with generally responsible people.

I was a child once, I don't remember but there are pictures of me. My parents, aunts and uncles tell me I was quiet and didn't cause much disturbance. I'm glad that's how I was so I don't sound synical.

I don't want childeren because I can't stand screaming, crying or any other noise associated with them. I enjoy spending time with my friends, working hard, building my business and so on. Kids would prevent that and I know I would resent them for it. You must be commited to having childeren and really desire them or I think you should forget about it.

Each generation has had more than the last for 160 years now. This is about to change. As we enter global energy decline everyone on earth will be competing for resources. I'm wondering how I'll take care of myself and I'm financially fit, can perform physical labor and I have useful mechanical trade skills to earn a living. Childeren would be a terrible drain on the scarce resources that will be at my disposal.

If a child is what you want I push my strongest recommendation against it. That will just be another mouth to feed as the economy collapses over the next 20 years.

The happiest couples I know are child-free; doing what they want when they want. My real estate mentor just retired at age 36 so she and her husband can do and see everything they've ever wanted. Tough to do if junior has to get to school. Will you wait until later in life to do those things? What if you don't live that long? What if oil is too expensive for travel then?

This post is more or less a notice to those in my life who are having childeren. I can not pretend to be happy for you any more. Your choice is accellerating the decline of resources in our world. You force me to pay for their education and it doesn't benefit me one bit. You force your employer to pay you while you you're away from work having the baby.

And why do you all send me pictures of your baby, stacks of them! As if I should be proud of you for doing something that a dog can do. Would you be happy for me if I sent you pictures of my new motorcycle? You wouldn't care either so stop being angry at me.

I've dreaded the thought of having a child since I was 16 years old and my belief has only become stronger with time. Everyone dreads a crying baby near them on an airplane. I'm yet to understand why many desire to have that next to them 24 hours a day.

After exposing my true feelings I wonder if I should even post this. Since you're reading it you know I didn't hesitate. I want all of my friends and family to be happy and enjoy their lives however they wish and if that means having childeren, then so be it. But can someone tell me a reason to have childeren without saying, "They're worth it" or "You'll understand when you have them"?


Blogger Luke said...

It's for the children.

5:18 PM  
Blogger C-Train said...

A few pretzels with your salt Mr. Johnson? I agree I thnik if folks really want kids they should adopt. I often hear, "but dont you want your own flesh and blood." "Nope dosent fuckin matter! Stop being so goddamn selfish," I say.

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5:41 PM  
Blogger Niklas said...

You can send me pics of your motorcycle, I'd rather see them than pics of your kid - not that you'd ever be around long enough to take pictures ;).

1:10 PM  
Blogger This is the Richards said...

I guess we're lucky. Since Liam was born life has carried on pretty much the same as before - going out to restaurants when we want, playing sport when we want, keeping up with our hobbies, spending hours each day on website stuff, and travelling (we're all off to the UK and France in December - and we have friends who are currently travelling with their two kids in China for the month). In fact, nothing has really changed that much except that we now have this rather fun and adorable kid around - and the thing I really love is that I now have the chance to teach him all about the world, and to make sure he is a positive source of change around him. I agree with your concerns about a growing population, but if you have 1 kid per adult then you maintain a status quo. The problem I see is when people have 3, 4,5 or more kids... especially in places in the world where they can ill afford to feed them! Oh, by the way you are healthy and able-bodied now, but what about when you are older... Who will look out for you then? I guess that having children I can assume I have a better odds there?

2:02 PM  
Blogger This is the Richards said...

Because they provide you joy, love, and something that I can't quite explain. Is it tough, YES! Was it unplanned? No.

We signed up for this parent job for the rest of our lives and would rather raise someone to "add" to society to counteract those children who will be a low-life, lazy, irresponsible chav who will simply suck from society all he/she can get.

You don't have to want children...plenty of people do not, but be thankful in part to some of us are choosing to have kids because if no one did, who would take care of your sorry ass someday in a nursing home! JR

2:48 PM  
Blogger Niklas said...

Well as for when I get old(er) I've already purchased that LTC insurance. So Nurse Bettina will be taking care of me: "Massa' Luwig, you don gone an shit in yo pans agin! Now I don tol you that if yo shit in yo pants agin I'd beat the shit ou of yo!

I can't wait to get old.

3:51 PM  
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