Quote: Originally Posted by Kreskin
Apparently if you have 8 or more kids you get to have your own tv show. Good thing cuz there's no other way to bring them up.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tyr
If we stopped being so materialistic, we have more than enough resources to support more children.
I was channel surfing last night and they actually have a "show" on about some loon with 17 kids.
Not withstanding that anybody would have a hard time remembering all the names. is it moral to populate the world with 17 kids from one family? What if every family decided to have a dozen or more kids? Do you think "OVERPOPULATION" would soon outflank Climate Change as the #1 environmental issue of the day
Interesting points.. My Dad's side of the family had 14 kids.. No Government help and his Father died when he was 10.. My Mom's side of the Family had 8 kids and her Mom died when she was was 9.
In the gold old days of 1930's it was the norm to have that many kids and in many countries it still is the norm to have at least 4 to 6 kids..
Canada is in a situation of population decrease so we have increased our immigration. The fact that Seniors will out pace our kids in two to 5 years is a major issue in that our Canada and Old Age pension plans may not be there when I retire. Had we continued to a more moderate rate of having children we would have kept up. The US has a slightly better rate then us.
Lets face reality that most of our generation have 1 to 2 kids.. If you have two kids, that barely replaces the two adults that will become seniors..
That is besides those children who are gay, die an early age and so on.. Realistically we should be having 4 kids to stabilize the population of Canada let alone grow it..
Anyhow I have adopted one and had one. If I could have had another at that time I would have, but things were not to be and I would not have had children just for the sake of having them..