Episode 4 – Should You Have Children?
Hosts & Guests
Notes & Resources
Tuesdays with Morrie: Read The Fifth Tuesday, We Talk About Family
The Ghost Ship that Didn’t Carry Us, the Dear Sugar advice column written by Cheryl Strayed
Atlantic.com: How People Decide Whether to Have Children
Read Thomas Hardy’s “The To-be-forgotten” at poetryfoundation.org
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About This Episode
Morrie said there was no substitute for the experience of having children. In today's new episode, we discuss the importance of family, the decision to have – or to not have – children and how today’s decisions will affect you later in life. #TuesdayPeople #tuesdayswithmorrie pic.twitter.com/pkyyLuNQx2— wetuesdaypeople (@wetuesdaypeople) November 20, 2019
As a rule of thumb, yes. Everyone *should* have kids. But not *everyone* deserves kids.— 47 (@Erlik09355045) November 22, 2019
I’m childless by choice. I fully believe not everyone is suited for parenthood. And the more self aware among us know it. The problem is many who aren’t suited for parenthood reproduce anyway. It is tragic.— Lucia D (@lpd473) November 22, 2019
Morrie was right. There is no experience like having children. I had my son at the age of 20. It was never a question to me to have kids. My husband who had 2 boys from his first marriage became my kids too. Then their kids were my Grand Kids only as long as my husband was alive. After that they all went their own way. Although, I did the best that I could it still was never the same. That is a hard situation that I really don’t recommend unless you also decided to have one of your own. I wish I had more kids. Kids are expensive when your young but you know we got by.