That's an individual solution, sure, and I don't begrudge people who make that choice. But I think to treat childrearing like an individual hobby--like having some high maintenence parrot for a pet or something-- kind of misses the point. Whether or not you choose to personally have children, you do need people to be having kids right now if you want the world to have doctors, firefighters, scientists, plumbers, etc. when you're old. So I don't think it's crazy to suggest that the people who will benefit from the kids who are being raised now (i.e., anyone who plans on living another twenty or thirty years) consider their role in raising that generation or supporting the people who do.

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