Indeed, but if I can emphasise how I feel about their opinion on my choice here, they can respect it’s my choice, or fuck right off, I’m pretty laid back about which one they go with.
Ironically I have grandchildren, though I don’t see as much of them now, since my ex wife’s egregiously duplicitous and avaricious divorce, but either way, what one wants and what one feels is the best choice is again a personal decision, I would explain that to them, and then if they don’t respect that I would direct them to the two options above.
I have no idea why people feel they have the right to comment, let alone interfere, but I suspect it’s a lack of empathy on their part, an inability to see that not everybody need make the same choices they do, or hold the same beliefs and worldview they do.
Yes that seems a plausible explanation actually, kudos. Another of those characteristics that would have added a survival benefit while we were involving in small groups, but is largely redundant in post industrialised 21st century societies, and our exponentially increasing population competing for finite resources. Religions and their dogma don’t help either.
I am inclined to agree, and it’s easy to explain such behaviour in an evolutionary context where having as many children as possible would have been vital to the survival of small groups. Like religions, this is now largely redundant in post industrialised societies.
A laudable choice, and as with mine not to have children, it is yours to make.
My sentiments precisely.
I think “can be” would be a better more accurate observation, but in terms of the choices we make it need not be made any worse than circumstances dictate.
Exactly, there is a lot to be said in life’s simple pleasures, and if my experience of being involved with the grandchildren is any yardstick, raising children can be one the best if that is a choice one makes.