Re: virus: RE: Why have children?

ken sartor (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 18:38:15 -0600

At 04:01 PM 10/29/96 -0600, David McFadzean wrote:
>At 05:34 PM 29/10/96 +0000, Hakeeb A. Nandalal wrote:
>>My original question : "Exactly why do people have children?" can now be
>>narrowed to the Level-3 people and their reason. How is having children
>>suppose to "support their purpose in life"? Does it come back to God
>I think a lot of people understand (intuitively if not consciously) that
>in order to have a meaningful life they must have an effect on the
>world and history. Children are obviously an effective way to pursue
>that goal because, if all goes well, they eventually generate their own
>meaning and children, ad infinitum.
>>creating Man for His amusement? Are we God? Isn't bringing someone into
>>this world for whatever reason, regardless of how noble the intention
>>(to teach them etc.), the most selfish act we can perform. Are children
>>Level-3 pets?
>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"?

Why do people marry? Why have friends? Do you suppose that
people at Level-3 have less friends than level 2 who have less
friends than level 1? Do spouses and/or friends "support their
purpose in life"?

Is this meant to be a serious thread? Why do we have bulliten
boards (do level 3 people subscribe to them less often)?