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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-21-06 10:23 PM
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174. Does that 3rd child somehow require more resources
than the first two?

I don't get it. I mean, if every single person ever born on this planet will have kids, then it's one thing. But, many do not. Some people have 1 kid. Some have 3. Some have more. Many have none. I'm not saying that the earth's population is something to ignore. Obviously, there is a finite amount of humans that the earth can support. I just don't get this notion that the number of children an individual (or couple) has has any baring on anyone else any more than, say, the amount of time and resources you choose to spend on your computer. Or how many miles you've decided to put on your car this month. How much paper products did you consume? How much matter did you contribute to the local landfill over the course of the past year? And how does that compare to other individuals? Did you consume more ore less overall than average?

I'm sorry, and I don't mean to direct this at you personally, but I refuse to join in on this particular brand of smug self-righteousness that many are displaying on DU today. I have only two kids. Do I get a cookie? It's ridiculous.
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