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RE: WOULD YOU CONSIDER INVESTING YOUR TIME AND ENERGY into raising kids as investment in your future?

in #charity2 years ago

Technology will move forward, new development takes places daily which will not be stopped, it is human nature to explore.

What is not human nature is walking around with blinkers on, the lack of food and water resources should stop anyone in their tracks before considering bringing more children into an over-burdened world.

Children do not owe the parents anything in their old age, where does this notion come from that one must not prepare for your own old age. Children face many different obstacles on life's path, I know many beliefs support the idea/notion that children must look after their aged parents.

Looking around at my own situation, a country with the highest number of youth in the world, the highest unemployment, crime is rampant, when do people take account of themselves?

Long term solutions need to be sought after, assisting where we are able never makes the problem go away, one child going to bed hungry is one child too many!

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Big thx for your comment and for sharing your opinion on discussed topic @joanstewart

Looking around at my own situation, a country with the highest number of youth in the world, the highest unemployment, crime is rampant, when do people take account of themselves?

Sounds scary. What country do you have on your mind?

Yours,
Piotr

Hi, I live in South Africa where things are not great, the situation is as stated, a staggeringly high number of youth sitting without employment, many are unskilled.

Nearly every young woman under the age of 30 has at least one child, most are not married. "Social Welfare for children" introduced into any country is not a solution, where the parent is given a monthly amount for children to the age of 18 year old, certain requirements do need to be met, (however, many have babies of their own, before they themselves are age 18 years old).

Approximate amount is USD30/month currently, which really is not much money at all. With birth control everywhere I find it confusing to think people attempt to use this method to exist by having more children, a wild cycle of poverty.

Social Welfare money should be used for the aged, mentally handicapped, disabled, foster children where many have been abandoned. If there is additional money coming in then national health benefits, education should be taken into consideration first.

Of the 969 415 births registered in 2016, 136 996 (13,9%) were born to mothers who were between the ages of 10 and 19 years old.
Births registered (more than 60%) without details of fathers. Source