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Kids...x-posted [Jan. 24th, 2006|08:28 pm]
Expand your mind...
enlightnment101
[karmagini]
Why do people desire to have children? I wonder what the true answer is in most cases. I doubt a lot of people all share the thought that it's a means of populating the earth, or for any spiritual fulfillment. I know of people that want/have kids because they think it will change things for better/add the love they need in their life. Thoughts?
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[User Picture]From: dirty_deeds
2006-01-27 03:05 am (UTC)
That's so funny, I just asked that question in buddhists a few days ago. Some interesting answers there, the main page is down at the moment so I can't find the exact link. I think it was within the past two weeks.

I'll admit that my own thoughts are fairly cynical - I can't think of one good reason to have a kid. Every reason presented to me seems at least a bit selfish, idealistic, or both.
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[User Picture]From: dirty_deeds
2006-01-27 03:07 am (UTC)
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From: karmagini
2006-01-27 04:24 am (UTC)

Interesting

I was surprised that some people were funky about that question.

I can relate to this: "I like seeing their development and
like helping them develop. I like teaching." But that's something you can do with other's kids. I like kids & being around them, & their energy and all. But for purely selfish reasons, I don't want them. And I don't feel bad for feeling selfish, because I think too many people want them for the wrong reasons. I feel if it's meant to be, I'll be enlightened with that notion.
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[User Picture]From: emilyana
2006-02-09 01:02 pm (UTC)
i definetly can't speak for other people. when i think of the idea, initially, i think, yeah, sure...i want kids...i think that's the programmed by society side of me talking. then, when i think about it, i don't for the selfish reasons already understood.

but when i think about jeff-i would like to. i wouldn't be upset if i didn't but i like the idea of creating a being together. creating someone outta the love we have for each other. i like the idea of molding or giving directions but yet freedom at the same time. i like the idea of unconditional love.

on the flip side....i'm scared to bring someone into this world w/ the state its in now. notice its not getting better rather slowly progressing downward.

like you, i'll know if its meant.
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