Hello all of you wonderful MR users out there. Since you always seem to provide a variety of opinions and perspectives on issues, I shall pose the following questions: Do you plan to have children? If so, why? If you already have children, in hindsight was it a good decision? Would you do it again? Do/did you ever feel as though you would be depriving your parents the life experience of having grandchildren should you decide to not sprout progeny? Better yet, would I be depriving myself of a fulfulling life experience? What about issues of having no one to care for you in your old age? What about the school of thought that not having children being a selfish decision, especially for the well educated, positively contributing members of society? Statistics have shown that less affluent members of society have significantly more children. Is this bad for the overall health of society as a whole? What about adoption? Is furthering your own healthy and effective genetic code a lesser, greater, or equal societal contribution when compared to adopting a young child, considering the already pressing issue of current and future overpopulation concerns? My wife and I have been mulling the thought of children in our future together, and considering how well we understand the brevity, responsibility, and committment child rearing takes, we have never taken this issue lightly. But eventually time will make the decision for us and therefore new perspective is sometimes necessary to better shine a light upon an issue becoming stagnant from only considering personal perspective and the perspectives of the individuals of similar wavelengths we surround ourselves with. DISCLAIMER: I fully understand that the above questions do not apply to all individuals who read this post. I support adoption by homosexual couples and would more than welcome the opinions thereof as I do not consider their experience any different from another when making these life decisions and do not intend this post to become centered on this issue, therefore don't even try it. Do not assume that the questions above are entirely indicative of my views on the above issues, especially any which may be easily misunderstood as bigoted or insensitive as I am only opening up the many facets of the issue to discussion.