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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 04:12 PM

10. I consider NOT having kids to be the *opposite* of selfishness

tell me what's so selfless about blithely allowing your (not you personally!!!! I'm using "you" in the plural sense throughout this post) biological urges to overtake your logic, common sense, even your immediate survival needs? What is so selfless about going ahead and adding to the burden on the planet, because your romantic notions are soooo important and special? What is so selfless about ---all the idiotic justifications people have for satisfying a biological urge?

Globally, we are way WAY past the time of needing to procreate or die as a species!

In a world that is imploding due to our ever increasing numbers, putting your needs before the survival of everyone and everything---that's pretty selfish.

It takes selflessness to be aware of and refuse to be sucked into the continuing social rut that women must satisfy the urge when their clock is ticking and men are powerless before the demands of their dicks.

Moderating our biological urges is the reason we have a cerebral cortex. We don't HAVE to be enthralled to hormonal demands and limbic-based fantasies.

When people exercise their abilities to anticipate possible outcomes and consider long term effects--and make decisions based on reducing suffering/the best for all concerned--that is when we act as fully aware human beings. That is selflessness.

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