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If we argues from an antinatalistic perspective we can say none asked to be born and that many of us were involuntarily brought into a world full of potential suffering. The people deciding you're going to exist is the man and the woman who choose to have sex. Many choose to have children to feel less lonely, bored and to fill their lives with meaningfulness. It may be selfish to not care about your parent, but it may also be equally selfish for the parent to have children and expect everything from them as a personal servant or toy. When asking people why they wanted children, they usually starts the answer with "I WANTED kids because of...".
That’s a bunch of square things I do not want to read. If you care about your parents and recognize the fact that they sacrificed so much for you to have a decent upbringing then your simply a terrible person if you do not want to take care of them. That’s it, I did not even read your reply based of the first square rule sentences
I would argue that it's selfish to have children just to have someone to entertain you, work for you and take care of you. Children can't consent and didn't ask to be born, so expecting them to be your personal servant is questionable.But it also depends on if you can take properly care of them or not, if they feel loved etc. Expecting siblings to raise each other is also selfish in my opinion because of they didn't ask to become a parent and didn't procreate.
Who said you have kids just for the sake of entertaining you? Also yes siblings do have a responsibility. We have responsibility to many things we didn't consent to. We have to study even though most of us would rather stay at home and play video games or watch Netflix. We have to take responsibility for a family member or friend in case their father or provider dies. We have to work on plenty of things that we didn't sign up for. It's not selfish. It's selflessness, and it's a part of life that keeps the human race going.
@CubsterShura you put it very nicely. I agree with you.
I assumed that kids who left their parents in a bad retirement home did so because the parents were cruel/abusive/neglectful or otherwise bad growing up. A quiet revenge of sorts.I'm not really sure what I will do, but I have a friend who grew up raised by her grandmother. The grandmother didn't have a job but the mom worked long hours. Apparently that's the traditional way in Kazakhstan (though they're in America now). It seems like something kind to look forward to when retired.
Though I suppose it means that every generation has to keep having kids, and nobody can move unless they can arrange for the whole family to move somewhere new.
Don't think like that! 😱
Why? The second I can't truly live my life and have to just patiently wait for death being dependent on others - I don't want it anymore.
But you can be a figure for young people to look up to. Can you imagine? Some young person relying on you because you're full of wisdom and knowledge. The silver of your hair should be your glory not your curse. 😇
Yeah I'm not talking about just being old, I'm talking about degrading mental capacity as well and in that case I would be nothing but a burden to myself and others, no wisdom to share cause it will be long forgotten in the dementia of old age.