having children today, isn't it crazy?

November 10, 2009 11:57am CST
many people ask themselves this question.one can understand why when looking at the problems we face in the world:economic crisis,ecological deterioration, underdevelopment, war, etc but the question is more involved than this.(my parent told me)in a way, it is always a risk to have children, it is a leap into the unknown. will we be able to educate them, to give them the necessary means-materially and also spiritually-to live?can we give them the means to be happy?etc. and turn back to ourselves. are we happy? if not, how do we justify giving to others what we do not even have ourselves? it is true?it sounds so sad,especially to me who wish to have my own child.but seem like i lack of considerations.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
16 Nov 09
I understand what you mean. Life is filled with different challenges, and the human interaction, relations, studies, work, career and whatnot. Including economical factors and others too. Taken into consideration, it could be said it feels a bit crazy to have children amidst all of these things going on. But at the same time, it is also a blessing to provide children into this world. Bringing them into this world is one thing, providing and giving them love, educating them with good values and a proper education. Hopefully, they will grow up to be good human beings and can give a difference. From all these bad happenings.
• United States
10 Nov 09
Simply stepping out of your house in the morning can be risky. There are a lot of maniacs in this world. Simply getting behind the wheel of a car is a risk. It doesn't mean that you stop leaving your house or that you stop driving. People who desire to become parents (and who will be GOOD parents) shouldn't use the world's craziness as the reason to NOT have children. The world is ALWAYS going to be a crazy place to live in. If you desire to start a family, do so and do the BEST that you can. That's really all that we can do...is do our BEST. Strive to be an excellent parent and raise well-mannered, well-behaved children. :)
• India
10 Nov 09
If bringing children into the world is always risky, it is also, perhaps, and above all, an an act of trust. Of trust in human beings who are capable of being better. Of trust in life and, for the Christian, in the life that is god himself. As soon as man and woman being a new life, god is involved. At this moment, a new human being is the object of His concern and his love.