Re: Very OT (and probably politically incorrect) - trivial programming language
On 2004-06-01, Steve Lamb penned:
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> Christopher Judd wrote:
>> ????? What do you base this on? In my experience, it's a very small
>> minority who have children for purely selfish reasons.
> Just take a look at their actions and the reasons they give. Most
> reasons are quite selfish in that they have very little to do with
> the child. The child is a means to fulfill some other reason. If
> it is (which it is in most cases) then it is not selfless and very
> much selfish. Give me a reason and I can tell you why it is
I don't actually think anyone has a child for the child's sake. It's
not like growing up, being a human being, is necessarily fun, and it's
certainly not easy. It's awfully hard to read the newspaper headlines
and believe that anyone is bringing a child into the world because it'll
be such a great experience for the *child*.
People have kids because they want a chance to somehow impress their
values on another being; because they want to see the world through a
child's eyes; because they're afraid of growing old alone; maybe just to
pass on a name. Those are just the more benign selfish reasons.
Anyway, if anyone wants to discuss, feel free to take it offline. I'm
not going to reply publicly anymore.