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Started by LasiK, Sep 8, 2021, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. LasiK
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    LasiK RETIRED

    Sep 8, 2021
    Fellow fathers, a thread to discuss parenting things.
     
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  2. Ricky
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    Ricky HIP-HOP CEO ™

    Sep 8, 2021
    I fathered a few posters, but once I'm a real dad... THIS POST IS RESERVED.
     
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  3. Wreckless
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    Sep 10, 2021
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  4. Lil Squeed
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    Lil Squeed French Montana Stan

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    I'm not a dad, but I'm curious about something:

    Does your outlook on the world and its future change after having a kid(s)?

    For me, as it is right now, I'm counting myself lucky if I can make it through the next ~70 years without encountering any massive wars and/or struggles. I'm white in America so I feel like it's been relatively chill since the 90s.

    One of the many reasons why I don't want to have kids is because I feel like life's going to inevitably get more difficult going forward with political divides, inflation, constantly increasing regulations, etc. and I don't really want to put another human being through all that BS. It's not entirely a "the world is s---" outlook, but more of a "I didn't sign up for - at least - 50 years worth of work and taxes...why force somebody else into that?" outlook.

    The working/taxes combo is just one example - and I'm even counting myself lucky because I somewhat enjoy my job and don't mind punching into it for 40 hours a week. There's obvious other things like losing loved ones, wars, food/water shortages, an infinite list of other potential stressors.

    So just curious if that magically changes at all when the kid shows up or nah?
     
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  5. lil uzi vert stan
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    not knocking on u but this is a pretty funny reason to not have kids lol
     
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  6. Lil Squeed
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    lol it's definitely one of the more minor ones, but over the course of my lifetime I've gone through quite a bit of paperwork that I didn't particularly enjoy.

    Think of how many accounts and passwords and forms and s--- that we've had to deal with that our parents didn't. I'd consider myself somewhat tech-competent, but I'm definitely aware that I'm starting to not keep up as much as I used to.

    So take that leap from our parents to us...now imagine another leap of the same size from us to the next generation.

    Using the word "regulations" was an odd choice, but I wanted to shorten up something like "bureaucratic requirements", I guess.
     
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  7. Z Gangsta
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    Z Gangsta Old Man Whiskey

    Sep 10, 2021
    I feel you.. i have three kids and my view on the world definately changed once i had a kid. It’s complicated.. because it’s incredible how much you can love them, but i feel what u saying.. future doesnt seem bright unfortunately and it breaks my heart thinking about a future in which they may suffer. I keep thinking ”what the h--- is wrong with us adults? How can we treat eachother and the planet this way?” It’s stressful too cause u want to give them the whole world so u feel like u are never enough, but in reality you are, they dont expect much of you at all, u can play the most simple game in the world and they will love it. i could keep going here forever.
     
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  8. Lil Squeed
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    To be fair though, we wouldn't be much of a species if the first few cavemen were like "Rock too hard to make sharp - I no reproduce" lmao
     
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  9. Ricky
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    Sep 10, 2021
    Zombie apocalypse is next
     
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  10. Lil Squeed
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    Lil Squeed French Montana Stan

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    I'm thinking war-ready Aliens are more of a possibility than zombies, right now...but I honestly wouldn't be surprised by anything, lol.
     
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  11. Lil Squeed
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    Unless stereotypical zombies are simply representations of aggressive homeless people - in which case I could see that threat becoming a real thing sooner than later.
     
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  12. Ricky
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    CDC site already released zombie apocalypse survival tips, so... It's time to rewatch The Walking Dead and become real life Rick.
     
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  13. Lil Squeed
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    Poor @LasiK starting this thread thinking we're going to be discussing Paw Patrol or the first day of kindergarten and he comes back in to zombies
     
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  14. Lil Squeed
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    Might as well mention Eminem in here before somebody else does :jo:
     
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    Sep 10, 2021
    Are ya winning son?

    *covers your eyes while you type up your next post*
     
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  17. Ricky
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    I'm sorry for ruining your thread. I won't post here unless there's a zombie apocalypse, just so I can say "Ha! I knew it." or when I become a father, so we can discuss Paw Patrol and Walmart brand diapers.
     
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    CARNIFEX Get The Strap

    Sep 10, 2021
    At the stage where little guy is gonna be popping out a tooth at any moment, hitting some more sleep regression like always, needs to start eating solids more, and is going to crawl within a few weeks or months
     
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  19. LasiK
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    we got lucky with our dude and his teeth. he popped like 5 within a 2 week period but wasn’t really fussy. now he has 16.

    he started daycare this week so that’s been fun tho
     
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    Okay, one more post kinda on topic.

    Now I'm out.
     
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