Someone was asking if 20 was old enough to have a kid and I said that 20 is perfect so long as you always wanted to be a mother. I got tons of down votes. Did people think I was being sarcastic or.. what am I missing here?
I didn't dv you, but I would have, here is why... What if you where 20 and wanted a Ferrari? Do you just go out and get one? NO! The average cost of having a kid, raising and sending to college is $250,000! All you have to do is have sex and get pregnant. If you can't afford a Ferrari, then maybe you also can't afford a kid either! Babies and kids are expensive and require a few things first. You just don't have a baby because you want one. Sorry man, but love doesn't pay the bills. You need a decent income, you need a roof over head and you need some wheels. To get this you need a decent job which normally requires a good education. Once you are done school and start a career, buy a home and get a few years in at your new job would put you somewhere 25+ years old. 30 would be a perfect age, not 20.
Most people think you should wait until you are older to have kids. I agree that 20 is a bit early. I think that some people can be good parents at that age, however most children would benefit from having parents that are a bit older. My parents were young when they started having a family and while they did a wonderful job, they themselves wish they would have waited until they were older. Typically, the older you are, the wiser you are and the more financially independent you are.
Probably because, just like another guy said, WANTING to become something doesn't mean you're actually READY for it. It seems like an encouraging opinion from you, but I think it's an immature and not well-thought one. I didn't downvote you, but I also don't agree with you for reasons I've mentioned and mentioned by that other guy below. And apparently many people didn't agree with you either.
Eh, people get downvoted all the time, for all kinds of opinions. Also I'm pretty sure once something gets a vote, people jump on the bandwagon and are way more likely to vote the same way, perhaps without even reading what was said.