What is the point of having children if they make you worse off in virtually every area of life (finically, happiness, etc..)?

What is the point of having children if they make you worse off in virtually every area of life (finically, happiness, etc..)?

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  1. alternative title: “I do not possess the ability to understand that different people have different priorities”

    i don’t have children, never will. but i get why some people do and find it the most rewarding aspect of their lives

  2. Speaking as a parent, my son has brought me happiness and love like I’ve never known before. He also teaches me things daily and completes our family. I don’t regret having him even for a second.

  3. There is a unique and irreplacable joy in having children and helping them explore the world.

    There’s also watching them grow as adults and make their way in the world.

  4. My kids make me better off in virtually every area of my life I care about. I’m happier, more fulfilled, closer to the way I imagine my life to be, more challenged emotionally (in a good and bad way), our days are full of joy and wonder, their perspective on life is awesome. Sure, there are bad days, but life without kids sounds so boring and repetitive.
    Financially it’s not much of a problem if you live in a country with health care and family support. The first years I got more money for having kids than we spend on them.

  5. Some people have children due to the social pressure of that is what is expected of you. Those people usually end up miserable and pretend they are not. Then they entice others that it isn’t too bad and try convince others to do the same kind of like drugs. Just my honest opinion based on personal experience.

  6. I could be having the worse ducking day but my daughter smiles at me says “I love you” brings me joy. Nature made us love our children because without human race will end. Biology makes us feel good reproduction lol

  7. Pseudo immortality. You can’t live forever but you can work with someone to make a new person with 50% of your genetic makeup. Afterwards you can bestow onto them your values and live experience and hopefully end up with a new version of yourself that’s better off. They’ll never be you, not a clone or something like that but they’ll be a future extension of you in a sense.

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