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Freddie Woo says: What has made you smile and made your day better recently? We need cheering up.

(, Thu 23 Jan 2014, 14:02)
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So... (paragraph by paragraph)
1)...being disinterested in someone elses children is a "twisted preference"? How odd of you to think that.

2)..fair enough... I guess there are a lot of people with high tolerance for boredom, who are genuinely interested in other peoples kids stories. Pity the end result is a shed load of dull stories on qotw. I don't hate kids, btw... I've never said anything of the sort... I find parents pretty fucking tedious however, and I have no particular respect for people who adds to the overpopulation of this planet, then imagine that their little one is special and that they are deserving of some kind of special status because of it (which is a most parents, especially the ones that mention their kids a propos of nothing).

3) Again, you've assumed I hate children. No - I hate the parents who behave as if their average child is some kind of amazing thing, when it isn't. It's simply a normal child. Quite a lot of the problems in society today are caused by kids with such parents, who have no grown up to believe that they are somehow better than everyone else (when in fact they often under skilled and under educated, yet hugely entitled). The kinds of parents that go on and on about their kids, are the kind of parents that ruin their kids in this way.

4) Certainly, raising a kid WELL is difficult. Most people cannot do it. So, those that do manage to do it are deserving of at least some respect. But that respect is contingent on them actually doing it properly. Simply spawning a child is NOT difficult (and don't pretend it is).

5) Sure, I simplified, and sure, behaviour is not 100% deterministic based on evolved traits. But let us be fair, evolution through natural selection is entirely dependent on reproduction. Any gene which encourages procreation will have a strong positive selection applied, and any gene which discourages procreation will have strong negative selection pressure applied. It is absurd to try to suggest that the instinct to procreate is not an incredibly strong force that shapes the majority of human behaviour, just because some people are capable of overriding it... because most people are not capable.

6) Again you have fallen back on conjecture, casting baseless aspersion, without saying anything other than reiteration of your earlier opinions.
(, Thu 30 Jan 2014, 14:56, closed)

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