I don't mean to sound rude here, but I just don't understand the point. If you have or have had or are having a baby, what was your motivation to make that decision?
Answer by DazOwen · Jun 26, 2011 at 08:43 AM
How could you not want to bring a new lease of life into the world? I haven't had a baby but in a few time there's no doubt in my mind that I'll want to have one. To me its what life is all about, bringing new life into the world. Something so precious that will grow up to become your best friend and that you'll spend years together having fun.
Answer by puckslighthouse · Jun 26, 2011 at 02:32 PM
As a woman who recently just gave birth to our 2nd child (our 1st son), it's a number of factors. 1) I LOVE my man (creating a family is what I want with him), 2) Keep the family name going, and 3) I like to know there's responsible parents (I hope I'm one of them) out there that are raising some intelligent, responsible and decent human beings (rather than the muck we have nowadays) living on this Earth.
Answer by Hugo · Jun 26, 2011 at 12:27 PM
An interesting question. I'm sure that a lot of people would do it as something to share with their partner but I'd say that some of the motivation would be tradition, it's what's expected of you.
Answer by Mattophobia · Jun 26, 2011 at 12:29 PM
It's genetic. We are not purely logical beings. Like every other organism out there we are naturally programed to pass on our seed and spread our species. There's not grand answer to your question, it's just simple genetics.
Answer by Uelogy · Jul 07, 2011 at 07:39 AM
When I was younger I was totally repulsed at the thought of having children.
However, as I grow older the urge to have children has only grown and grown.
Its programmed into our DNA - its auto-pilot, designed to propagate our species. Our DNA is wired in a way that as we mature we think about sex more and more, till we eventually find a mate and have children, grow a family and eventually die.
Then our children will do the same, and so on.
Answer by alpinetornado · Jul 07, 2011 at 03:54 AM
I know there are people out there with better reasons, but sad to say, more than enough of the people I know seem to have babies only because they feel like they have failed at every other aspect of their lives and want to show they can at least succeed at human biology. I don't doubt that other (hopefully most!) parents have stronger, more fulfilling reasons for having children, but my own very anecdotal and limited evidence suggests that it's a desperate attempt at fulfillment that isn't coming.
Answer by Deluded · Jul 21, 2011 at 06:01 AM
This website will give you some info. We instinctively want to breed because for some bizarre reason we want our species to go on(?)...doesn't make sense to me..I will be dead. Those who care about leaving an intelligent being on earth for earth's sake..think of the carbon footprint they will also bring with them etc.to dare no one has ever given any logical well thought reason to have babies..always something stupid like-I was bored,married life was getting boring,I wanted a mini me, because that's what you do etc etc...stupid.
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