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New Poll - Children
Another poll I came up with myself since no one suggested a new one within the last week.

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: How often do you drink alcohol?
Choices:
Never - votes: 2607 (44.2%)
Once a day - votes: 77 (1.3%)
A few times a week - votes: 355 (6%)
Once a week - votes: 434 (7.4%)
Once a month - votes: 452 (7.7%)
On rare, special occasions - votes: 1896 (32.2%)
Multiple times a day - votes: 75 (1.3%)
There were 5896 total votes.
The poll ended: February 16th 2019

Don't drink and drive
Posted by lambchopsil on 
February 16th 9:46am
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» VawX on February 16th, 2019, 3:19am

The idea of marrying of someone is not even there yet, but I still plan to at least have one kid in the future mmm...

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» calstine on February 16th, 2019, 4:52am

None. I have no intention of getting married, either. Though my parents have already started to skirt around the idea of introducing me to someone, right now I'm weaselling my way out of it by hiding behind my postgraduate education. I won't be able to use that excuse for much longer, though... 😕

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» residentgrigo on February 16th, 2019, 5:17am

None. No marriage, no nothing. I am keeping all that money for myself baby. My early retirement fund is well underway. I am around kids a lot at work and have nothing against the future generations of taxpayers but that´s it. I live and die alone. No one who actually knows me will be surprised by any of this. Mr. Compassion I ain´t.

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» HikaruYami on February 16th, 2019, 6:17am

Quote from residentgrigo
I am keeping all that money for myself baby.


Lol, my girlfriend and I plan to get married eventually but will definitely never have kids.... But she *also* has a well-paying job (we each make 6 figures) so there's no need for me to think of keeping money to myself.

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» tactics on February 16th, 2019, 5:18am

None. Nope. Nada. No thank you.

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» residentgrigo on February 16th, 2019, 5:50am

I actually have an interesting story on this topic. My father walked out on my mother by the time I was born and the doctors (it was 1988 in the Soviet Union) basically told her to abort me, as one of us, or both, were likely to die. She still had me via cesarian and barely survived but swore off on having other kids. I came out pretty malnourished (is that why I am so short?) but here I am 30 years later. Some would legit kill themselves to have kids, even at age 24.

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» Nekore on February 16th, 2019, 8:50pm

It's different to ask a woman before and while pregnant.

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» Lorska on February 16th, 2019, 7:00am

Almost half the people don't want any kids?

That's just sad. I don't even know what else to say. It's just sad.

Though I guess at least they won't have to suffer from all the mistakes our current generation is making.

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» Transdude1996 on February 16th, 2019, 9:18am

Quote from Lorska
Almost half the people don't want any kids?
That's just sad. I don't even know what else to say. It's just sad.

Why? I'm one of the few people who would like to have a mini-me running around someday, and I can understand the fact that some people currently don't want to bring a kid into this "clown world" (As some people have taken to calling it) quite yet.

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Though I guess at least they won't have to suffer from all the mistakes our current generation is making.

Such as? Despite living in a "clown world", we're also in the most fortunate of times in history. World poverty has dropped to 10%, technology is almost always at our fingertips, medical advancements have almost rid the world of the deadliest of diseases, history and knowledge can be accessed unfiltered and without restriction, and globalization has given people near limit-less possibilities on how they choose to advance their life.

While things are "bad", things have also never been better. I guess it just comes down to how you view it.

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» Lorska on February 17th, 2019, 3:41am

That would imply that this "Clown World" is getting any better... The fact that people are A-OK with finding their partner these days but give a big no no to kids is just a societal failure. The thought that kids are merely seen as something time consuming and expensive luxury just says more about how entitled people are to their lifestyles. And how sad it is.

Well the fact that poverty is just defined in various ways nowadays makes these kinda statistics a bit worthless in my eyes. They could as well just pull random numbers out off their butts. I see people dumber than ever thanks to all this social media nonsense and companies getting greedier by the day when everything is about growth and not sustainability. People are just considered worthless replacable minions at this point... Sure the living standard has improved but I don't think everything is sunshine and roses.

Edit: Tbh the fact that our so called elite, the best earning and best educated ones, are the most children-averse is just absurd. So it's no wonder you have less and less people at the top and more and more at the bottom... But that's a whole different topic.

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» AuraBlaze on February 17th, 2019, 1:50pm

Quote from Lorska
That would imply that this "Clown World" is getting any better... The fact that people are A-OK with finding their partner these days but give a big no no to kids is just a societal failure. The thought that kids are merely seen as something time consuming and expensive luxury just says more about how entitled people are to their lifestyles. And how sad it is.


There's nothing entitled about not wanting kids. The selfish ones are the people who expect everyone to breed. A non-existent child wants for nothing and never has to suffer. One can never have a child for that child’s sake.

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» Lorska on February 18th, 2019, 3:00am

I said entitled to their lifestyles. Please don't put words in my mouth. One of the most common arguments is that kids take too much money and time so they're not worth it.

I don't think anyone here wants others to breed like rabbits. But if you can't appreciate a new life being born between you and your partner, or even adopting someone and giving them a future, sorry evolution and society failed.

That "if it doesn't exist it doesn't care" argument has to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. By that logic it would be fine to blast your head off with a shotgun because you don't care when you're dead either. I also never heard that people want to make a child for the child's sake, so where did this even come from?

The issue I'm talking about isn't the fact that people have the choice to want or not want kids. It is their choice and their life. I'm talking about not wanting kids being a major social phenomenon or trend.

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» Transdude1996 on February 18th, 2019, 8:06am

Quote from Lorska
I said entitled to their lifestyles. Please don't put words in my mouth. One of the most common arguments is that kids take too much money and time so they're not worth it.

There's also the fact that, as cruel as it may sound, the tax benefits and social advantages are not what they used to be.

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» redlinks on February 17th, 2019, 10:56am

Quote from Lorska
Almost half the people don't want any kids?

That's just sad. I don't even know what else to say. It's just sad.


It's not though? We already have so many kids in this world in need of being adopted. Why bring more into this awful world? We all have our reasons for not wanting kids. I don't want them because I can barely take care of myself and because of many other reasons which I choose to remain private.

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» Lorska on February 18th, 2019, 2:45am

Having kids is not the same as making kids. Also the adoption argument only works when there are actually so many kids being adopted that there is no need. The problem is the demand not the availability.

It's also totally normal to have reasons for not having kids. It's starts getting weird when half the people do though...

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» redlinks on February 18th, 2019, 3:13pm

Quote from Lorska
Having kids is not the same as making kids. Also the adoption argument only works when there are actually so many kids being adopted that there is no need. The problem is the demand not the availability.

It's also totally normal to have reasons for not having kids. It's starts getting weird when half the people do though...


It may not be the same as making a child but you can still connect with them as if they are your own. As they say, family isn't always by blood. The other issue with adopting is that it's not an easy task to adopt a kid. Regardless though, every person have the right to choose if they want kids or not. I don't find it weird at all.

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» Lorska on February 18th, 2019, 3:48pm

Well I meant the poll was asking how many you would like to have not like to make, so the whole adoption argument was just pointless.

I totally agree that people should be able to have that choice. Again, it's fine that people can decide to have no kids, but something is seriously wrong when a major part of a society/community decides on that. That doesn't mean those people are at fault or anything, just that society has failed in one of its primary functions. Becoming a place where kids are wanted and protected.

In other words, it's not sad that some people don't want any kids. Its sad that we live in a world/society that facilitates having no kids to be more desirable than having them.

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» Transdude1996 on February 18th, 2019, 4:43pm

Quote from Lorska
In other words, it's not sad that some people don't want any kids. Its sad that we live in a world/society that facilitates having no kids to be more desirable than having them.

Not sure if you're aware, but that's how the destabilization process for any nation begins.

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» hkanz on February 16th, 2019, 9:57am

Definitely no kids! I love my freedom and the last thing we need in the midst of the Holocene extinction is more people. We should be applauding people who don't have kids, definitely not considering it 'sad' or the like. No offense meant to people who do want kids, because of course it's a natural urge and there are obviously social/cultural/religious factors at play too, but A++ to no kids.

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» Sugarshark on February 16th, 2019, 2:07pm

it's not a very welcoming world; even with all my resources and education there's nothing to prevent bad things from happening to my little pride & joys, that always gives me pause before adding to the planet


that being said, I have a couple and would like several more
at least until I run out of cool names to give them
I am in a tough spot though because I only have girls names left
that could be awkward

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» kurotaito on February 16th, 2019, 2:41pm

I said none because I haven't really thought about it.

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» dreamer00013 on February 16th, 2019, 3:35pm

Is it just me or did the manga polls used to be better? I mean, how many kids? Really? Why? Just why?

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» HikaruYami on February 16th, 2019, 3:59pm

If you think there should be better polls, how about suggesting some in the poll suggestion thread that lambchopsil keeps linking?

Complaining without trying to make things better is always pathetic.

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» dreamer00013 on February 17th, 2019, 9:11am

There are tons in there, I remember using to post poll ideas myself...
So there's no shortage on better poll ideas than this one. Better pull a poll from a couple years ago than the current poll.
My opinion, if you love this poll, that's your thing, but don't tell me I can't have an opinion.

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» toshirodragon on February 16th, 2019, 7:59pm

Kind of a ageist poll... not everyone here are 20 somethings and teenyboppers.

I have given birth twice but at this time in my life, I don't want any kids/children. I like not having to arrange my life around the needs of a child. So for that reason, I chose "none".

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» Geese1 on February 16th, 2019, 8:43pm

I'll be 47 this year, and have been married for over 15 years. Don't have any kids, and don't want any either. Never liked kids, even though people always told me I would feel different if it were one of my own. Sorry, but no thanks. Luckily, my wife is fine with having none, and we're perfectly happy with it just being the two of us.

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» orochijes on February 17th, 2019, 3:05am

I'm one of the few that voted 5, though I'll very likely be having none...

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» ForeignerChan on February 17th, 2019, 6:13am

As of now, my answer is none. I won't lie, though: I'm an antisocial misanthrope and I come out of a serious depression that made me an hikikomori. I guess I'm in no mood for a relationship, let alone kids.

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» Banarok on February 18th, 2019, 11:42am

question of economy and time i'm afraid, if i was a multi millionare that could live without lifing a finger, then a lot probably 4+ since then i don't have a job and can focus on raising the little tykes & demons, now more reasonably with a job that makes me not able to spend all the time in the world with my children anything more then 2 would feel rough.

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» MinatoAce on February 18th, 2019, 11:44am

None..

This was a awkwardly tough question/poll to answer to. Also not quite the feel-able (dot appreciate...savvy?) for this particular community.

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I am keeping all that money for myself baby.


That's just my thoughts spoken aloud brother. No extra luggage. More money, time and effort to spend on and for yourself.
(Btw, I don't hate children. Just accompanying them all the time and responsibilities are no good. No chill is no good.)

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» Sugarshark on February 19th, 2019, 1:54am

solo adoption might be appealing, even when it takes 5-10 years
for those concerned about the daunting challenges of co-parenting
the traditional route requires that you 'play nice' with another person until your kids reach adulthood which can be easier said than done

there's really quite a few options available:
you can pursue a relationship with someone who already has kids. how's that for speeding things up!
you can be an active godparent to a siblings children
you can foster parent
you can take a leadership role with children where you perform parent-like activities eg. a coach, educator or peer mentor

you can always add a partner after you have your family if you finally find the right one

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» kuchra on February 19th, 2019, 6:58am

This is a tricky question for me. On one hand, my genes are absolute trash. I'll probably be dead in about ten years or so, maybe less. I know for a fact that having children would be a mistake, and I can barely take care of myself as is. Thus I have decided to never have any children. But since the question is about what I'd like, my answer is about 3 or 4.

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» Erazen on February 19th, 2019, 11:10pm

Is it wrong to be like President Miyuki Shirogane and pick 9? :3

Realisticly, I'd pick 3 or 4, but there's something adventurous about having a family with a wife (waifu?) and 9 kids.

*Answers this poll so soon after Singles Awareness Day 😢*

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