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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-18-07 09:43 PM
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Poll question: Marriage and kids automatically make most people lame shells of themselves?
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Edited on Sat Aug-18-07 09:52 PM by LostInAnomie
True in my opinion, but I would like to hear what other DUers, particularly married DUers think.

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  -Marriage and kids automatically make most people lame shells of themselves? LostInAnomie  Aug-18-07 09:43 PM   #0 
  - I wouldn't say that  dropkickpa   Aug-18-07 10:14 PM   #1 
  - dang, it sounds like friends are just about as demanding as kids  hfojvt   Aug-18-07 11:42 PM   #3 
  - Not all single people are just focused on themselves.  VLC   Aug-19-07 12:26 AM   #9 
  - Not what I meant  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 09:27 AM   #21 
  - Uh, single people worry more than just themselves......  Darth_Kitten   Aug-19-07 08:57 AM   #18 
  - Not to mention  VLC   Aug-19-07 09:29 AM   #22 
  - yep, because a woman should  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 12:08 PM   #29 
     - Not to mention  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 12:56 PM   #35 
     - nope. I had no maternity leave.  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 02:03 PM   #44 
        - Ahh  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 02:14 PM   #46 
           - exactly.  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 02:43 PM   #53 
     - but STILL, the person is affected by it?  Darth_Kitten   Aug-19-07 01:43 PM   #40 
     - point is, it's not her fault  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 02:01 PM   #42 
     - Oh grow up, that's not what I said.  VLC   Aug-19-07 02:02 PM   #43 
        - um, read your post a little more carefully.  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 02:07 PM   #45 
           - "Not to mention" says I think women should get no maternity leave?  VLC   Aug-19-07 02:22 PM   #49 
              - you need to redirect your anger back at your management.  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 02:42 PM   #52 
                 - I'm not angry. Never said I was.  VLC   Aug-19-07 02:45 PM   #54 
  - Ahhh  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 09:39 AM   #24 
     - It seems you are misinterpreting our posts..........  Darth_Kitten   Aug-19-07 10:43 AM   #27 
        - The "I'm so misunderstood angle"  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 10:56 AM   #28 
           - What I mean is.........  Darth_Kitten   Aug-19-07 01:39 PM   #39 
              - Wasn't sure  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 01:49 PM   #41 
              - These are such silly arguments  skygazer   Aug-20-07 04:50 PM   #76 
  - Whew - lots of fallacies in that one!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-19-07 01:10 PM   #37 
  - Thank you  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 01:23 PM   #38 
  - "Single" is equivalent to "frivolous"?  Ellen Forradalom   Aug-19-07 02:14 PM   #47 
     - Jeebus chreest  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 02:24 PM   #51 
  - Priorities change  u4ic   Aug-18-07 11:34 PM   #2 
  - pft, giggerish...  bridgit   Aug-18-07 11:43 PM   #4 
  - And... go!  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-18-07 11:43 PM   #5 
  - I dunno, I'm newly married, and  bicentennial_baby   Aug-18-07 11:44 PM   #6 
  - Marriage and children changed my life dramatically ---  javadu   Aug-18-07 11:51 PM   #7 
  - Marriage doesn't really affect most people I know  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-18-07 11:53 PM   #8 
  - Not flaming  dropkickpa   Aug-19-07 10:08 AM   #26 
  - Thanks for sharing your perspective - really interesting post  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-20-07 12:54 AM   #66 
     - At 4 and 6 years old  dropkickpa   Aug-20-07 07:22 AM   #68 
        - Definitely waiting until they're both in school full time  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-20-07 04:41 PM   #74 
  - What I've seen while involved in activist and charity groups  VLC   Aug-19-07 02:15 PM   #48 
     - some of us had to wait a bit until the kid/s can come with us  tigereye   Aug-19-07 03:30 PM   #56 
        - For all I know,  VLC   Aug-19-07 08:13 PM   #65 
  - I don't have either  idgiehkt   Aug-19-07 12:37 AM   #10 
  - Not in the slightest....  sjbech   Aug-19-07 12:52 AM   #11 
  - Maybe you just don't see all their sides.  SarahBelle   Aug-19-07 01:21 AM   #12 
  - The birth of children is the death of parents.  Hardrada   Aug-19-07 02:25 AM   #13 
  - I said that to my friend once a few months after the birth of his son.  LostInAnomie   Aug-19-07 01:01 PM   #36 
     - I wish you realized how arrogant you sound.  Oregonian   Aug-19-07 05:03 PM   #59 
        - So let me get this straight.  LostInAnomie   Aug-19-07 05:26 PM   #61 
           - You are reducing his parenthood experience down to a couple of  Oregonian   Aug-19-07 05:34 PM   #62 
              - And, you are conflating parenthood with divine revelation...  LostInAnomie   Aug-19-07 07:48 PM   #64 
                 - You're Just Hearing The Sound of a Bingo Card Being Filled In  REP   Aug-20-07 04:27 AM   #67 
                    - OMG how sad - I'm only 22 and I've heard at least half of these already  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-20-07 04:44 PM   #75 
  - Not married and don't have children  treestar   Aug-19-07 04:08 AM   #14 
  - ...other...  adsosletter   Aug-19-07 04:21 AM   #15 
  - Sharing the highest highs and lowest lows  Cairycat   Aug-19-07 08:35 AM   #16 
  - Kids will change you  House of Kewpie   Aug-19-07 08:52 AM   #17 
  - I think it hinges on "most"  EstimatedProphet   Aug-19-07 09:06 AM   #19 
  - Nah  Droopy   Aug-19-07 09:09 AM   #20 
  - It makes you a somewhat different person  BarenakedLady   Aug-19-07 09:36 AM   #23 
  - I think a happy marriage and family brings out the best in people  gollygee   Aug-19-07 09:48 AM   #25 
  - um, no.  Maine-ah   Aug-19-07 12:15 PM   #30 
  - I had a great time with both and though divorced now, woud do it again.  sfexpat2000   Aug-19-07 12:24 PM   #31 
  - No.  NC_Nurse   Aug-19-07 12:26 PM   #32 
  - Of course not  skygazer   Aug-19-07 12:33 PM   #33 
  - no. n/t  ulysses   Aug-19-07 12:44 PM   #34 
  - Not automatically no,  supernova   Aug-19-07 02:22 PM   #50 
  - Not for me.  Maestro   Aug-19-07 03:06 PM   #55 
  - It does IF they turn into child worhippers, you know, the type  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-19-07 04:38 PM   #57 
  - "Lame shells" -- wow ... that is harsh.  Oregonian   Aug-19-07 04:58 PM   #58 
  - YES - with one friend. NO - with the other  Jack_Dawson   Aug-19-07 05:11 PM   #60 
  - Nope. I've been a parent for 20 years and a wife for 10 years.  Left Is Write   Aug-19-07 05:50 PM   #63 
  - I wonder if the experience is different for people like you and I.  SarahBelle   Aug-20-07 08:51 AM   #72 
  - No.  MissMillie   Aug-20-07 07:40 AM   #69 
  - Hear, hear!  Orrex   Aug-20-07 08:39 AM   #70 
  - The real "you" always remains, no matter what.  zanne   Aug-20-07 08:44 AM   #71 
  - In my experiences, YES. It's very common for them to become boring to the rest of the world  bob_weaver   Aug-20-07 09:19 AM   #73 
 

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