Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Just read this article that a coworker posted on facebook.

What do you all think about it?


peter said...

A few reactions, in no particular order:

-This study was published in something called Psychological Science, which is a contradiction in terms.

-The researchers ought to read F.A. Hayak about measuring what is measurable, rather than what matters.

-If "what's in it for me" is the lens through which you analyze parenthood, then parenthood is not for you.

The Three 22nds said...

Thanks for your comment, Peter. (I always know I can count on you to make a comment on a post like this :) The article was posted by a coworker of mine that really doesn't like children.

I like your reactions- I don't even know where to start on mine, hence me not saying anything yet.

From a line of parents said...

I think Peter's third point hits the nail on the head. Is sticking your neck out for someone else always what will make you happy? I think there are benefits to me to having kids, and there are down sides, but parenting is action and you apply the results to someone else.

Find an adult who grew up with good parents (or one who didn't), and ask them if parenthood presents any benefits.