Why do people have kids?

+82 votes
asked Apr 21, 2019 in Culture & Society by Dina (530 points)
edited Jul 21, 2019
Why do people have kids? They seem like they are expensive and take up a lot of time. So what exactly is the attraction to children? Everyone has a different point on view on this subject and I just want to know what the excitement is with all these women who want to get pregnant.

3 Answers

+14 votes
answered Jun 27, 2019 by Elita (990 points)
edited Aug 14, 2019
There are a variety of great reasons why people have children. People who are married and love each other often want to take their union to the next level by bringing a child into their lives. Having children makes people feel closer to one the other most of the time. For most women, having a family is their goal in life and as they get older, the desire to have kids becomes stronger. Finding the right person to have children with doesn’t necessarily matter as long as they have a baby to love and show them love.
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answered May 1, 2019 by Glenda (510 points)
edited Jul 10, 2019
In today’s society some women are having kids for the benefits. There are people out there that know that they can live off of the government for their entire lives and not have to work if they have children. The more children they have, the more money they seem to rake in. Because of a system that is, broken and abused people just keep having kids to collect more and more benefits from the government. Don’t believe me? Take a look around the next time you are at the grocery store. Do you see that single mother with four or five very young children in tow with a grocery cart full of name brand food that you can’t afford? Not everyone has good intentions when they have children. While most people do it out of love, some do it because the more kids they have, the more money they make.
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answered May 10, 2019 by Maryn (760 points)
edited May 23, 2019
Why do people have kids? Well I don’t want kids, not for now, so I can’t figure out either what exactly would make people think that having children is a good idea. There is nothing easy about having children around. When they are babies they require almost every single bit of attention you can possibly give them. If you think for one minute there is going to be anything easy about having kids, you are sadly mistaken. Essentially your life as you knew it is over. There will be no more time to do all of that fun stuff that you were used to doing before having a baby, like having a night out with friends or your significant other without worrying about having a hangover the next morning.
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