3 thoughts on “Caring about Children and Their Future: Is It a Parent Thing?

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I like the focus of that New Yorker article, that not being a parent doesn’t mean one necessarily dislikes children or doesn’t care about them. Any more than not wanting to be married means one doesn’t approve of marriage.

    I think that people have the tendency to think that something that doesn’t work for them is bad. Which may also explain why people are frequently hostile towards singles; perhaps being single turned out badly for them.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    I read this article last week and thought about forwarding it to you, Bella. I was surprised the The New Yorker published a piece like that, actually, because it is not the usual. I wonder if they’d publish an article about singles and the new demographics?

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    • October 2, 2014 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks, Simone. That would be so great if they would publish an article like you suggested! They rarely publish anything from people who have not already published there before, though.

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