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11-07-2019, 13:41   #16
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I feel bad for them.
I feel worse for you OP, this recycled rinse and repeat crap pops up regularly like a bad TV repeat.

Have you nothing better to be doing with your time than trying to push this bull**** Agenda.

Maybe take up a hobby or do something positive like Volunteering.
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Ever the romantic there kid :-)

It gives life purpose having a kid or kids

The same joy can’t be got from material things
I have no children and my life is full of purpose. I'm very lucky
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Different people have different priorities - I personally feel people prioritise careers way more than they should. Sure it's nice to have money, but you also need time to spend it and someone to spend it on. Money on it's own is nothing to write home about.

Kids are what make life worth living, (well mine anyway) not holidays or cars, certainly not a job, or in fact anything material. We're all going to end up in a box at the end of the day (metaphorically speaking, I'd be fairly sure most of us will see tomorrow)

No one ever lies on their death bed wishing they'd worked longer hours!
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Different people have different priorities - I personally feel people prioritise careers way more than they should. Sure it's nice to have money, but you also need time to spend it and someone to spend it on. Money on it's own is nothing to write home about.

Kids are what make life worth living, (well mine anyway) not holidays or cars or anything material. We're all going to end up in a box at the end of the day (metaphorically speaking, I'd be fairly sure most of us will see tomorrow)

No one ever lies on their death bed wishing they'd worked longer hours!
Plenty of people lie on the death beds wishing they had travelled more.
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I have no children and my life is full of purpose. I'm very lucky
You're a woman right?

Do you get all those boring expressions of sympathy from other people when you express lack of interest in having kids? Or is that a myth?
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I have no children and my life is full of purpose. I'm very lucky
How bizarre - we must buck the norm then.

I have no children and my life is full of purpose too.

Its also full of material things as well. Sometimes, its nice to have nice things or not to worry about money or be able to travel to places you never dreamed you would see.
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All right Love ?

Yes honey moon phase is great

How long does love last for ...

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Women who want kids, unfortunately for them, need to make serious plans about getting on with it as they hit 30, especially if they are single.

This modern image of a woman being a high flying corporate type doesn't tend to tag along the caveat that, should she want kids, she can't wait for forever.
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Ever the romantic there kid :-)

It gives life purpose having a kid or kids

The same joy can’t be got from material things
Christ I hate this attitude - life has a purpose without procreating. How patronising to say otherwise. Maybe your life has nothing in it before kids, thankfully its not that way for others.

A lot of people dedicate their lives to themselves and that is perfectly fine. They want to travel, see the world, have money to have a comfortable standard of living and that is ok.

Each to their own but the patronising crap from some parents needs to stop. Wrecks my head.
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Plenty of people lie on the death beds wishing they had travelled more.
Well they have the mother of all journeys ahead of them now
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Risky at 35? My ass.
Different story for different people I suppose. Anecdotal but I know of one lady who is very eager to get the kids done and dusted by 35 as her family has a history of kids with special needs from older mammies.
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You're a woman right?

Do you get all those boring expressions of sympathy from other people when you express lack of interest in having kids? Or is that a myth?
Ha Ha, I find nothing worse than a baby bore and have actually got up from the table at work when a bad one starts.

What I do get said to me is "ahhh, you'll feel different when you have your own"

Now that is a compliment as I won't be having any of my own unless there's an immaculate conception as I'm pushing to 50.
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Why feel bad for them?

If they really wanted a kid they could go out & ride whoever they can till they get knocked up.
Just because your Ma did it doesn't mean its for everyone
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You're a woman right?

Do you get all those boring expressions of sympathy from other people when you express lack of interest in having kids? Or is that a myth?
I am

I have been asked if I plan on having kids but so far haven't experienced any judgement. Of course my response is usually a jokey one. If I came straight out and said "I don't want any"? Well I don't know and that isn't completely accurate anyways.
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11-07-2019, 13:53   #30
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Another one here! I'm in good health and like travelling, hiking, choral singing, amongst others; working in a challenging job which I also enjoy.
Don't have much interest in material stuff other than owning a house but like touring around a lot within and outside Ireland & going to gigs.

I love kids though they're great fun, just never wanted my own.

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