How would you justify having children, when you would ultimately be doing them a disservice, as there is no real benefit to existing over never having existed?
People who want kids. Have you ever thought about the idea that there's no benefit to existing over never having existed? How would you justify it?
What Girls Said 4
We are the ones who choose our path in life, therefore we have the power over whether life is worth living. If you surround yourself with people you love and do something you love doing then life is great. It is society who told us the only way to enjoy life is to be rich and powerful but that is not true. You have to find the meaning yourself and find what you love and pursue it to find a meaning for yourself. Life is one of the most amazing things that can happen and it is our role to full fill it. Once you have found what you love, money and big houses, however nice, should not matter.0
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There is an advantage over existing as opposed to not existing, if you're alive to appreciate it. Personally, I'm really glad I got the chance to experience life.
You're bringing a whole new person into your life. A unique connection. Someone to love. Someone who enriches your life. The end result is a world brimming with beauty and perspective.
Life might be hard but making the choice to create it is worthwhile. Because the good is worth the bad.0
I dont have to justify anything. I am very proud of my children and I never regretted having them.0
What Guys Said 9
That may be true - however, there's also no advantage of not existing over existing.
Also, you have to define what you mean by "benefit". A lot of people who are alive and are leading happy lives would disagree with you and tell you that they're very glad they're in fact existing.
Look at it this way: let's compare non-existence to sleeping and existing to being awake. Now, there's nothing bad about sleeping. And indeed, if you just get out of bed to sit on your couch, drink beer and feel sorry about yourself, you might as well remain in bed. However, if you wake up and you do something really fun with your day time, then it was in fact better than just sleeping.
I want children because I have tons of love in my heart (more than I need) and because I believe I will be a very good, talented dad who can offer his kids that kind of fun, happy life that makes existence superior to non-existence.1
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I don't want kids for different reasons but I do agree that there is no real benefit to existing. Existing kinda sucks, you just survive but its not that enjoyable for the most part1
Read "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins.1
That's not the same as having a benefit over existing.0
No I'm not photogenic but I probably don't look any better in real life either lol0
Kids are for your service buddy. Work their asses for 18 years man. lol0
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