Why is it selfish to not want children?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by visceral_instinct, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    I seem to get this charge levelled at me a lot.

    Why?

    What is selfish about not wanting to reproduce?

    I can see why being focused more on your own life and career to take care of it could be seen as selfish, but, why is not wanting one in the first place selfish?

    I don't believe I owe the world a little Visceral Instinct. There are enough humans destroying the place as it is.
     
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  3. Enmos Staff Member

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    It's sooner selfish to want to have children.
     
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  5. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Because then my progeny have to pay for your debilitated, crippled old ass.

    This is why we can't have nice things.
     
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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    So ? Just have more kids.
     
  8. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I don't think it's selfish to not want to have children, but it is selfish to have children if you are unhealthy
     
  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    It's selfish to have children if you're human.
     
  10. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    OK. Give me more money!

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  11. Enmos Staff Member

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    You get more money if you have more kids.. :shrug:
     
  12. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Nah, but it is selfish for genetically unfit or undesirable people to have children.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    Is that your open-mindedness speaking ?
     
  14. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Load of Hosh Norsefire, no one is that unhealthy who in the first place would consider having children.
     
  15. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    That doesn't have to do with open mindedness. Open minded doesn't mean tolerant, it means being able to consider another opinion. I can consider the other opinion yet I choose not to tolerate it. Humanity will be better off healthy and genetically fit.

    Eugenics is good.
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    :facepalm:

    How is that different from me considering your opinion and deciding that you are a moron ?
     
  17. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    I'm not deciding anyone is a moron or wrong. I simply don't agree; I acknowledge that I am no more right than they.
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    Yet you want to prevent them from having kids because they are not good enough according to you.
     
  19. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, because my opinion is that that is right.

    Let me rephrase: I acknowledge that I am not any more objectively correct than they. We have our different opinions; thus, what matters most is power.
     
  20. Enmos Staff Member

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    lol
    Just can it, alright.
     
  21. Norsefire Salam Shalom Salom Registered Senior Member

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    Why so touched?
     
  22. Enmos Staff Member

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    Because you're talking nonsense and you won't stop.
     
  23. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    Objeccivelyyccorreecct?? WWWhheen aaal abouut thhe woorrlldd iiss ppeeeopllee iinn bbdaadd hheeallttthhhhh wwhhoo oonnee ddaay ddeseerrvve tto have children if that's wwhaaat tthhheeyywwanntt?????
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