Don’t bitch about children unless you have them.
I bred because I wanted to, and it doesn’t have to do with children. It has to do with sharing unconditional love with another human being, taking responsibility, and having the confidence to take that responsiblity for more than one life form.
This seems to be an increasing tendency of late, that everyone and their dog has to bitch about “little rug-rats, messy, slimy, stinky things.” Guess what, fucker? You were one once. And you shit in your diaper, and SOMEONE changed that diaper. A lot. Someone fed you and took care of you and kept you warm and took you to the doctor and whatnot. That’s why you’re still here – someone loved you enough to make sure you survived.
Quite frequently, I hear, “Oh, but your kids are different. They’re well-behaved and so smart…” And they got that way…. how? Oh, yeah. I carried each of them for nine months (except Joseph – he was a ten-monther), delivered them (naturally), and took care of them, raised them. I raised them with respect and honesty and compassion, and I treat them like humans.
All I really hear when people bitch about how much they hate children is how much they really hate or are angry with their parents. They don’t like the way THEY were raised, and they also have such incredibly low confidence in themselves that they somehow don’t believe they can overcome the mistakes of the previous generation.
NEWSFLASH: You’re not going to feel the same way about your own child as you do about someone else’s. Just because you don’t like SOMEONE ELSE’S offspring (and limit your exposure anyway because, hey, who knows, you might run into more than one that you like) doesn’t mean you’re not going to be madly and deeply and passionately in love with your own.
The more frustrating part of it is that most of the people who HAVE this attitude are SMART people. They’re intelligent and beautiful and funny and talented… and they’re going to let the planet get overrun with STUPID people because they think kids are stinky?!? Stupid people seem to be the only ones breeding because the majority of the smart people seem to be too goddamned selfish and insecure.