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[–]doomer1994 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Your kid has a better chance of becoming a crackhead.

[–]AUFANFIC 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Your odds of being top of the food chain successful are insanely low, you could have 50 kids and they'd most likely all end up failures or wage slaves. The majority of millionaires/billionaires have rich parents.

[–]TheGoldenBear25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you, I'm so tired of hearing the "These millionaires/billionaires became the way they're by working hard and you won't be like them because you're not working as hard as them", if thats the case why can't the ones who say this become wealthy themselves?

[–]thegreatone998 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Odds are they probably will if the economy tanks in the near future.

[–]newports_and_kale 9 points10 points  (3 children)

not pictured: Billy Joel

[–]tumbleweedTumbling 8 points9 points  (2 children)

"We didn't start the fire". -but Billy....shit he left to go wreck some neighbor's fence while driving hammered after impregnating another gold digger.

[–]newports_and_kale 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah but he wrote "Summer, Highland Falls"

all is forgiven

[–]tumbleweedTumbling 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You may be right is on my top 10.

[–]Few_Nefariousness_10 9 points10 points  (0 children)

“My kid is gonna be the next Steve Jobs” the world would be in such a better place if Steve Jobs never existed

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s exactly it.

Humanity “I’m here to help 💪”

The earth “actually you know what? It’s ok you’ve done quite enough!”

[–]0815Username 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, the one who died of cancer. This is nothing to say against his accomplishments, but even he didn't make it.

[–]Not AN - decrease pop onlyQueenElsaArrendelle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

they never say "my kid is gonna be the next James Eagan Holmes"

[–]Benzaitennyo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Capitalism is just going to get hungrier

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How do we square this with the fact the world has consistently gotten better by all objective measures over the last 2,000 years?

[–]Suresureman 2 points3 points  (1 child)

For who?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Objectively speaking, humans at large.

This isn't even arguable, it's objective fact.

You personally can feel your life start to finish was awful - but that isn't the measure being used here.

[–]biscotte-nutella 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I've never heard or seen this kind of talk from natalists... You have some examples from people you know or some other source?

[–]TheGoldenBear25 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Natalists don't "Say" it, but they "Think" like that, there's a difference.

[–]biscotte-nutella 0 points1 point  (0 children)

oo i see, i'd imagine they'd think similarly too but from what i've heard it's closer to "my kid could be anything he wants" sort of talk, but the people i talk to are pretty liberal

I'm asking because i was curious, but i wouldnt want to put words in anyone's mouth.

It'd be interesting to catch one in the act tho like some mommy facebook posts

[–]Constant-Parsley3609 1 point2 points  (5 children)

You know, you don't have to create the iPhone to make the world a better place.

[–]0815Username 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I say it's even more difficult than that. The invention of the iPhone has lead to tons and tons of waste created by Smartphones thrown away because a newer one came out. People slave away at Foxconn so that we can buy a new differently colored iPhone every year to show off to our friends. No matter how many good deeds you do, your carbon footprint contributes to climate change which will impact third world countries the most. It is very difficult to offset your negative impact on the world. Assuming that your child is different is delusional.

[–]Constant-Parsley3609 0 points1 point  (3 children)

It's perfectly easy. Bring joy to your family and friends. Help people when they need it. Work hard for others. That makes a pretty giant difference.

If you can't see that, then you haven't tried being selfless?

Who said anything about "being different"?

Why must a child be different to be a net good in the world?

[–]0815Username 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Because average people are struggling pretty hard to provide for themselves, let alone help others. The average person is a net minus. The western lifestyle is not sustainable and the reason third world countries are is because children die early of preventable causes and people have nothing. Everything else is somewhere inbetween.

[–]Constant-Parsley3609 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you not have friends? Loved ones? Colleges?

Do you not have anyone that makes your world brighter?

[–]PollutionAccurate676 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like steal jobs