Don't you think giving birth to many children cause people to suffer??
May 8, 2007 3:57pm CST
I have seen so many people most especially in Africa who give birth to like more than 5 children and they find it so difficult to take care to those children properly. I think giving birth to too many children make people who are not rich to suffer. What do you think about this??
9 May 07
You are having a very good point about this. Some people only give birth to children without considering other expenses like: their education and other things. Most especially here in Africa. It is not that unfortunate that I was able to be in such a family, but I know God will surely help me out when the time comes. Thanks for you response.
9 May 07
Yea you are right, you know one has to have things put in place before giving birth to children. You know some people who earn poor will as far as giving birth to the number of children they can not take care of. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
• United States
8 May 07
thefuture, nice thread--it exhibits your high sense of social awareness and laudable social concern. Correct me if I'm wrong, thefuture, but I think what you're essentially saying is that: people who are not rich + many children=suffering. I think your observation has its own merits. If parents, especially African ones, are already mired in extreme poverty, and they can barely afford their daily subsistence, I believe that your observation that suffering will result from it is perfectly valid. If parents cannot feed themselves, secure a habitable shelter, have decent sources of income, then it naturally follows that they will find it very unlikely, if not totally impossible, to provide for their children and ensure that their children's welfare will be given premium and, hence, suffering will result, not only for the parents, but for their children as well. However, if the "people who are not rich" that you are pertaining to are not necessarily poor people, then I think there is a chance, even a small one, for them to support as many children as they possibly can, and this will not necessarily result in suffering. Assuming they are not poor people, it is a reasonable bet that they perhaps have a source of living, and having many children could result in increased labor force/manpower, which could help in the family. Also, we must take into consideration the belief of some that their children are their wealth. This is not an empty belief, since children can be of great help to their parents in many ways, especially if they find jobs and, eventually, earn money that could help in the finances of the family. If this would be the case, then suffering would clearly not result. I hope I have answered your question.;)
9 May 07
There is nothing to correct you on. Infact, you really get my point and I must say thanks so much for your response. I really mean people who are not rich + many children = suffering. Why am saying this is because I was born in Africa (Nigeria in particular) and I see so many people giving birth to many children without having the resources to take care of the children (I also call it ignorant(correct me too if am wrong). Unfortunately my parents happens to be among, eventhough they have three children, but they still can't take care of them. I happens to be the only male child, though My dad was a textile worker, until when he had an accident, then we were kids who couldn't suggest nor advice and my parents were ignorant with the money given to them when my dad was resigned by the company. The didn't really took their time to think about our future (I mean to save for our education). I had to work, even when I was in junior school Secondary, until I completed. Now I need to further, but their is nothing they can do about it. I must tell you from what I observed that many people just like to have children for pride (So that people will respect them as fathers or mothers) without thinking on how to really put things in place so that when the child grows, he or she will not experience difficulties in terms of finance. If I should tell you everything, you will be discouraged to read them all. Once again, thanks so much for responding to my discussion. Do have a nice day. Cheers
9 May 07
Yes, you are right. It becomes unaffordable for poor families, if there are too many children. But due to lack of awareness such situation prevails mainly in the poor section of the society. Thanks to the earnest propaganda and awareness creation works for almost forty years, we have achieved great improvement in India, still the undesirable growth in population has not been checked completely. The case of some African countries are the most pathetic.
9 May 07
Yea that's right. In Africa I must say ignorance is one of the things affecting us, cos many of us don't consider what life after giving birth could bring. And instead of thinking how to really put things in place for their children so that when the children grow up, they will not lack the finance to further their education. Thanks and have a nice day.
9 May 07
the future, now I can figure out things. You are under anxiety and tension upon the issue of your University admission. Don't get tensed. Rely upon God. Jesus will provide you. It is told 'in your weakness my power will compensate for you'. So keep your faith upon him. You will miraculously overcome the present hazard. God bless you.
• United States
13 May 07
If people are uneducated, and not working to receive a good income, having children is going to cause a lot of suffering for them. It is sad, but they may not know about birth control. A lot of countries are so uneducated, and live as animals do. They just mate.
12 May 07
yes, i do agree on that..unfortunately, those people who has more children are the poor one and they couldn't even give any insurances to their children..most of that kind of family are always hungry, no education at all, malnurish kids..it's so sad that it's happening in our world..that there are people who are suffering and the worst is, kids are the one who are most affected..