Do you think having more than two children is selfish?

  • It Can Be

    To me, having more than two children is somewhat selfish. When families worked to support themselves, such as the farming lifestyle, it was common to have large quantities of children because they could be brought up almost like a workforce for the parents. I don't think this idea makes sense in today's world. In fact, some believe we have problem with over population. Given the condition of society and the planet I certainly would question having a lot of children.

  • Yes,I think that having more than two children.

    I think that having more than two children is selfish.Since our repopulation obligation is just numerically replace ourselves then each couple should have no more than two children.The problem is the earth will only hold a certain number of people because of the size and the basic lack of resources.

  • Dah, of course

    There is no good unselfish reason for wanting kids, let alone so many. It’s utterly selfish. Nobody wants more of your idiotic genes except for your idiotic parents who want to spread their seed. People who think having kids is some sort of an achievement are seriously deluded. It’s not. It’s a pathetic attempt to feel relevant in this world and lacks social awareness while reeking of narcissism and desperation.

  • Giving birth to more than two children is selfish because you are using up more Earth's resources.

    This is an obvious point.
    But it also seems that families with many biological children either think their genetics are indispensable to the world, the Men are proving their power or Godhood, as in the Full Quiver movement. I don't hate any of these cute kids, but really, do we need more people? It's the Patriarchal religions that insist on controlling women's bodies and, by extension, men's freedom to live life as anything but slaves to the status quo to have to make money to support family, rather than have time to ask for a better life for all.

  • 100% yes. This one is easy - deciding to have more children than parents is definitely selfish.

    So this isn't to say that it's wrong but it's clearly done to make the parents happy which is clearly selfish. No child would say they wanted many siblings - children want parental attention and resources, they want one-on-one time with parents. To have >2 children there is no way each child is getting a decent amount of attention. And at some number they start having to (no choice unless very wealthy) take care of their younger siblings which is very unfair and selfish of the parents.

  • Who are these a-holes who think the world wants more of them?

    Basically the above. There are already too many goddamn people so just learn to use contraception, you douchebags who have more than one kid to replace each adult. What is with all these people who can't seem to get it through their thick skulls that there are already enough people on the planet???!!!!!!!!

  • Selfish to the planet and the parents other children

    There is only so much mom and dad to go around. If you have 4 or more children how much 1 on 1 time are you ever spending with each kid. I know what you will say “family” time but each kid is also an individual and acts differently or talks about different things when siblings are not around. What if the 4th kid was born with special needs or one of the children has a life changing accident where they need a lot of mom time. If someone honestly feels like they need more than 2 kids why not adopt. Adopting is expensive but if you can afford 4 kids you could have used the money to adopt just one.

  • Absolutely it’s selfish

    Anyone claiming otherwise must be incapable of seeing the world outside of their own bubble. Earth cannot sustain the population as it stands now, much less an increased population. Just because one family can support 5 children doesn’t mean Earth can. Also, the fact that said family can support 5 children simply means other children in the world have to go without. That’s how it works. Resources aren’t in infinite supply. People having more than 2 children are morally bankrupt, selfish, and ultimately killers of Earth, which ironically will be what kills their children’s children. Poetic, isn’t it?

  • Take care of what's already here first.

    Contrary to popular thought, people do not need to have sex all the time. A child needs a lot of attention and care, more than most children get in their youth, and should never, ever represent an accomplishment for the parents. As long as there are children alive who need love, affection, nurturing and education from adults, it is cruel and selfish to bring more into the world. Family is not all it is cracked up to be. It does not matter, really, who your mother or father is. Once you exist, you deserve to be cared for and respected. It is extremely difficult for a child who is one of many, even by supposed loving parents, to get everything they need from the earth or from those placed in their charge.

  • Yes. It is bad news.

    I is a 3rd kid and i usualy feel like i dont deserve to live. Word. Facts. Dead ass. Dont bring kids in th e world who dont feel like living thats cruel, yo
    dead ass.
    If i wasnt borned i would of bin happier. Big up woooi. You needs to concider things like this.

  • If anything, it's altruistic

    How could it possibly be selfish to dedicate your time, space, and money on other humans, especially when they are young, when they are your family. While parts of the world, like China, the Philippines, and maybe America are overpopulated, Japan and Russia are begging their citizens to have more children as they are in a population crisis. People concerned that children will make overpopulation worse are selfish themselves. They are so worried about their place in the world, they haven't even thought about young humans who were barely even born. If they're so concerned with overpopulation, they should be the first to go. They've had a chance to see the world, why shouldn't they let the new generation in to see it?

  • No it is not selfish.

    I had 2 kids when ending my 10 year marriage. I got with a Mon whom was a widower with 4 children then we had 1 together and one on the way. Our kids are all very happy, healthy and very well taken care of. People are so judgemental. I can not believe some of the responses I have read.

  • We need to repopulate

    We are seeing that many countries aren't replacing the people they have because people aren't having enough children. This kind of thinking is why many countries in Europe are being taken over by other cultures who are having multiple children. If you can support them and raise them in a stable environment, go for it.

  • No, how is it selfish?

    Apparently people think it's selfish to have more kids thus spending more money and having less things for themselves. Having a lot of kids should be completely acceptable. Common sense says having children can't be selfish and obviously it's up to the parents how many kids they want. It's selfish that others want to have control on other people's families.

  • Having more than two children is not selfish.

    There are individuals for whom having even one child would be selfish as they cannot care for that child nor are they mentally able to provide for them, and there are some who having any less than two would be selfish. The determination should be based upon what one is able to contribute both materially and emotionally to one's child.

  • Have as many as you want

    I do not feel like it is selfish at all to have more kids. If a couple want more than two kids than they should be able to have them, given that they can support them and make sure that they get the best. I do feel like it is selfish if people have kids just to get the welfare and then they use the kids for their own means.

  • No, I don't think having more then two children is selfish.

    As long as you can financially support more then two children I have no problem with people having as many children as they wish to have, the more children you have the more chances at life you gave to people who would not have been born otherwise and could go on and change the world in a positive way.

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