What’s your reason?
I wonder how many people ever really think about their reason for bringing a child into this world.
Is it because they want someone to love, or who will love them?
Is it because they want someone to inherit their riches?
Is it because they want to populate the world according to what’s dictated in their religious texts? (if that’s the case, I’m pretty sure the goal has been reached, and we can stop now!)
Is it because they want to pass on their DNA or family name?
Is it because they accidentally got pregnant and felt they had no choice?
Maybe it’s for revenge against an ex-lover?
Maybe they’re feeling pressured to provide grandchildren to their parents?
I’m guessing that most people bring a child into the world because it’s just what’s expected. But why is that? Why do we automatically think there’s some set of rules that we must follow in our lives? And why do these rules include child-bearing?
Is it something that’s inherent in our DNA? Are we not complete people without a child of our own?
I’ll tell you honestly, I have no idea why I made that decision. When I was younger, I didn’t even want children. I didn’t particularly even like children. For the most part, that’s still true. I don’t like other people’s children. There were times when I didn’t like my own children! I love them, make no mistake about that. My Son is my world, and I can’t imagine my life without him. If I went back in time, and had it to do all over again, I would have him again. But I still don’t know why.
Have you ever thought about it? What are your reason(s)?