This is not a blog about why I don't want children. We've heard that all before.
This is simply me wondering why people do have children.
I'm not passing judgement on people who do, neither am I saying that it's wrong for people to have children (I am in fact rather grateful that my mother decided to have children). I'm just wondering what the point of it is.
Why do humans have this urge to spawn future generations?
I know God has said in the Bible that we should go forth and multiply, but surely that's not the only reason why people have children.
What is the difference between having children and buying a pet? It seems to be about raising someone/thing that is totally dependent on you. Is it merely an ego trip, to help you realise just how "dependable" you are?
I've heard people tell me they want children in order to raise them to know God. Plenty of orphans out there that you can adopt to do the same.
Maybe we merely want living, breathing "dolls" to manipulate and mould into the image that we want them to be?
The world seems to be overpopulated as it is. Why do we keep bringing more in?
I know this post sounds a little offensive to those who want or already have children. I'm not trying to offend. I'm simply trying to figure out the point of having children.
And at the moment, I cannot.
I need your help.