I am a 47 yr old women and never wanted children. When I was in my 20's and saw my friends breeding I was flabbergasted at their foolishness. I baffled me that someone would willingly submit themselves to a life of drudgery and slavery. My opinion may not have been as harsh if I had contrary evidence. But, all I saw were miserable, tired and impatient parents screaming at their undisciplined children.
I am now transitioning into a new career and am living in an apartment building while I finish schooling. This building used to be quiet and very pleasant until last week when a family with 3 young children moved in. It's the attitude that gets me. This sense of entitlement-that once you have children the world now revolves around you. Everyone must submit to your choice and only their lifestyle choice is valid.
This family moved into the building that surrounds a green space. They decide this green space is their private backyard and let their three children run around screaming for hours and hours and hours. Meanwhile, the parents sit in their lawn chairs, sucking on cigarettes and screaming across the grounds at their children.
This one family has now disrupted the twenty apartments and their tenants that face the green. Everyone can hear them. I complained but, two days later, this ignorant family were at it again. It seems hopeless to complain about a family, there is an unspoken social contract that everyone must put up with families.
Why is this type of unconscious breeding acceptable? I find breeding to be an unimaginitive use of a life. I find parents like the ones I just described to be mentally lazy and sloppy. They usually stand for nothing, have no social conscience, no ambitions, lack culture and any intellectual curiosity.
I would love to find a community to live in where there were no children. Lots of dogs and flowers and birds, but NO CHILDREN!!