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Old 11-25-2009, 11:48 AM   #181
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I think a lot of folks confuse "childless" with "hate kids", and that's not fair.
Isn't the term we're discussing "childfree" as opposed to childless?

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Old 11-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #182
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For the first 7 years of my adult life, I knew what it was like to NOT have kids. I was quite expert at it. Now for the last 5 years I know what it is like to have kids. Now you see the logical fallacy?

To take it to extremes, let's say a fertile octogenarian fathers a child at age 89. He had a good solid 7 decades of NOT having kids, and then he has experience having kids post birth of his child.

Read my answer above and see YOUR fallacy.

No matter what your age, once you have a child, it will change how you view (for better or worse) your life experiences (past and present). Full stop.

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A variation on the same theme: an Indian tribe (I seem to recall Blackfoot) would say you can't judge a man's life until you know his death.
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