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[–] gauss_markov 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

I notice a lot of young people are substituting pets for having children nowadays. This one girl I met (29) treats her cats like babies. I do not foresee children in her future. I imagine that shit is too depressing to even think about.

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[–] skittlesforhair 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Some of us are smart enough to know that passing on our medical history would end in tragedy for everyone, but that's not the case for everyone. Maybe adoption one day, but that'll be when I'm more financially stable. There's plenty of kids who need homes.

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[–] Artofchoke 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

Even with perfect genetic makeup, it's the humane choice not to create inevitable sickness and death for another person. I'm in the same boat as you, but it wouldn't change my choice. There is NO selfless reason to procreate.

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[–] Totenglocke 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

How is a life of disposable income, sleeping in, low stress, hobbies, enjoyable sex, etc "depressing"? I'm guessing you don't know many parents...

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 22 points -5 points (+17|-22) ago 

I have pets instead of children.

Infinitely cheaper...if they get too sick? Put down, not throw .25 million at corrupt hospitals.

They want my attention? Fuck you I'm busy.

I want attention from them? Easy access and no bullshit.

I still get to care/nuture life, but really with 1/5000 responsibility/risk.

I understand that "pet fetishism" is a way to discourage White Amerika from having kids, but IDAF.

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[–] 8967142? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

member for 3 days

Everything here checks out.

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[–] dingomeat 4 points 3 points (+7|-4) ago 

Lol, your argument for not having kids is that you can't put them down when you get impatient with them.

Heartless.

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