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Would you want your child to be a lawyer?

Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2004, 03:09:38 PM »
Question: If you already have strong feelings about what your yet-unborn children should do, why don't you do these things yourself?

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Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2004, 03:11:28 PM »
Question: If you already have strong feelings about what your yet-unborn children should do, why don't you do these things yourself?

my outside shot isnt all that great, i am more of a power forward, so definitely cant be a 2 for the lakeshow.

Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2004, 03:13:14 PM »
I don't feel strongly except in that I don't want a child. These are just games to play in my head.

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Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2004, 03:20:16 PM »
Question: If you already have strong feelings about what your yet-unborn children should do, why don't you do these things yourself?
We're sacrificing now so our kids won't have to

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Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2004, 03:30:19 PM »
Question: If you already have strong feelings about what your yet-unborn children should do, why don't you do these things yourself?
We're sacrificing now so our kids won't have to

Great reply.



desi

Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2004, 03:33:36 PM »
We're sacrificing now so our kids won't have to

I hear that.  But in the fine tradition of my ancestors, I'm working hard to make sure my grandchildren won't ever have to work...

Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2004, 03:34:28 PM »
Hate children. Don't intend to have any.

Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2004, 03:42:40 PM »
Question: If you already have strong feelings about what your yet-unborn children should do, why don't you do these things yourself?
We're sacrificing now so our kids won't have to

Considering that you (presumably) don't even have kids now, isn't that a bit silly?

Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2004, 03:48:47 PM »
We're sacrificing now so our kids won't have to

I hear that.  But in the fine tradition of my ancestors, I'm working hard to make sure my grandchildren won't ever have to work...

Why would you give a sh*t about your purely abstract, hypothetical grandchildren? I can understand being compelled by real ties to real people. But devoting your life to a particular career path because you anticipate that at *some* point, you'll have grandchildren and then will want to ensure that they never have to work, seems severely misguided. Why do the interests of people who may never exist preempt your own? There's an infinite regress problem here.

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Re: Would you want your child to be a lawyer?
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2004, 03:51:12 PM »
I recently read a letter wrote into the Boston Metro paper about how gay marriage is a threat to the institution.

The author said that catholics and moral citizens against gay marriage should be focusing on the not only the "gay" threat, but also the recent trends in marriage, such as no-fault divorce and deliberate childlessness.

I was unaware that choosing not to have children was something that was bringing down the value of marriage.

Just thought it was funny, considering the "I don't intend to have children" comments (with which I whole-heartedly agree!)