(Closed) We Look Down On Childfree Ideology and We're Not Sorry.

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 32
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

The link for the first article is the same as the second, so I’m not actually viewing the article you’re referring to.  I’ll search for it in a bit.

I don’t understand why it needs to be an ‘ideology’.  I’ve seen some of that on the internet, and it is more extreme than what I feel and even what I want to be around.  Does every life decision now need to be an ideology?

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@AB Bride:  I have the weird link problem too.

Post # 35
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ok, I found it.  I agreed with the beginning, but many of the individual points I don’t.  Yes, as a society I think there would be issues if everyone stopped having kids.  Does everyone wrestle with whether or not they want to have kids?  Nope!  Just because having kids makes the author’s life excellent, doesn’t mean that it’s going to be an excellent life for everyone else.  You can’t take the personal experiences in your own life and accurately apply them to everyone else’s.

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@PositiveThinking:  It linked to the same article for me, I tried both multiple times to make sure I hadn’t just clicked the same one twice by accident.  Copying and pasting the text worked, but clicking the link did not.

 

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

How about if everyone tries to stop looking down on other people? That could be a thing. I have a child but I think everyone should do what they believe will make them happy, whether it’s having kids or not having kids or having pets or dressing up like babies. Seriously. Follow your bliss and stop worrying so much about what other people are doing when it does not affect you in the slightest.

Post # 38
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Here’s the article for anyone else who is have problems.  I find WB likes to go nuts with scrolling at times, so copy & pasting an address isn’t always simple.

Post # 40
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@PositiveThinking:  lol Very true, it was just a specific point I agreed with.

In general, I don’t see the attitudes from either side that exist on the internet, including here.  I know people who aren’t comfortable around kids, I don’t know people who despise them.  I don’t know people who want their kids to be everywhere, I don’t know people who constantly want childfree options for all of their recreational activities.

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@AB Bride:  perfect thank you. I had the same problem with the op’s links.

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Thought Catalogue authors are trolling everyone. Basically, extremes are useless and only serve to make the extremists themselves very unhappy. Relax, be tolerant of people who make different choices, and get on with investing in your own happiness and that of others.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I hope that this guy got paid to write his article, because there’s not a lot of merit to it on its own. I want to think some good came out of his use of his time.

CBC is a wonderful way of life for people who do not want to have children. Why rock the boat on this? Support other women; other moms, other ladies older or younger than you, everyone! Finding happiness in our own lives is something we can all do without the expense of other’s happiness. Stop all the criticism, yeesh, what’s the point of it all?

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