Survival of the Species

There is an entire body of pop literature, magazine articles, and dodgy science proclaiming that having children does not make anyone particularly happy. The halcyon lifestyle that the professional middle class now enjoy will be gone forever as it will cost a fortune to raise just one offspring. And of course who could possibly relish the myopic drudgery of feeding, wiping, washing, burping and caring for said off spring. Then there is the enviro-guilt of reproduction, with Prince Charles and Fat Albert warbling on about the carbon footprint of everyone’s child but their own. However, being lectured to yet again by that ghastly pair makes me hope that the next generation enjoys their participation in the continuation of the species as much as I did.

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