Where does the silly idea “it’s none of your business how many kids others choose to have” come from?
Question by Benson: Where does the silly idea “it’s none of your business how many kids others choose to have” come from?
I’m wondering if people who believe this understand how family size is related to problems like overpopulation (and depletion of natural resources), low educational attainment, poverty, crime and higher taxes (to pay for attempts to fix the bigger messes caused by higher population).
Is it not widely understood that there is a connection between family size and many societal problems?
(I hope everyone reading this understands that we’re talking about group averages, of course. Obviously many well behaved people grew up in large families, but research clearly shows that these people are exceptions.)
Answer by Mommyof1
I honestly believe that as long as the parents can afford the time and expenses it takes to have a large family, then why not?
Also, the problem of overpopulation could be largely contributed by the vast amount of irresponsible teenagers and (some older ones alike) bringing unwanted children into the world.
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