I got a vasectomy when I was twenty-seven. I'm 59 now, and that vasectomy is among a handful of really good choices I've made. I wanted to see what life is like without the 20+year-all-consuming demands of raising children. You simply don't get to do both. I believe a person who claims their child is the light of their life; I can't know what that is. Parents can't know the bearable lightness of being without children. My wife and I enjoy your children, and hope you teach them well.
I speak out about, write about, and volunteer for family planning (small). I can't think of one social problem that gets easier or better as we continue to grow. Oh, I know that some economists claim that falling population growth has depressed the economies of Italy, Russia, and France, but please, we blame parents for a lot of things, blaming parents for the failure of a national economy is over the top.
I'd like to see genetic testing be used to match all fatherless children with the birth-father, then put that man on the hook for the child's food, clothing, and every school book.
posted 3 years, 8 months ago
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