virus: RE: Why have children?

Hakeeb A. Nandalal (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 20:53:34 +0000

David McFadzean wrote:-

> ..........
> If you look at the reasons underlying our actions, and the reasons
> behind those reasons, eventually you will find that all actions are
> selfish. But why would you say having children is the "most selfish"?

Because none of our other selfish acts result in a self-contained life
form called a human.

It's like saying :-

"I wanted a Level-3 outlet, so I created you - however you have no say
in this. If you live up to my expectations you may still disappoint
yourself. If you fail to live up to my expectations you would have
disappointed me. You are a human experiment".

My problem is humans shouldn't be experiments. To create them, IMHO, is
the most selfish of acts. To not provide for them is the most cruel.

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