>In a recent story published by “Duh” magazine, it was reported that adults without children are happier than those with children. No, I’m not making that up. I did read it on the Internet, but on Shine by Yahoo. The article asks if the new trend is to be a parent who hates parenting. I’m pretty sure since time immemorial parents have hated parenting it’s just that no one really talked about it. Let’s face it. Being a parent is a thankless job.
Back in the day, I don’t think people had kids because it was fun. They had kids because that’s what society expected them to do or they just were too stupid to know that having sex led to having kids. I often ask myself why people today have kids. Ignorance? Instinct? Loneliness? Fate? Heck, for all I know there are still a few people out there who fall into the societal expectations category. Regardless, nowadays people have a way to vent their frustrations in a public forum, so you get this notion that suddenly everyone doesn’t like parenting. Like I said, I’m pretty sure our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on didn’t see being parent as all rainbows and flowers. They just dealt with it as best they could.