Sunday, May 12, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning

Just the Two of Us My friends and I were the lead story this morning!

"Child-free people are not selfish," said Valenti. "You know, the idea that the only way to be selfless is to have children, I think, is a really dangerous notion, and a really dangerous ideal.
"There's plenty of ways to be a good, compassionate, productive citizen without bringing children into the world. So as long as we kind of think that, that stereotype is going to remain."
Tracy Ellen Kamens believes it's more selfish to have a child if you're not sure that you can be the parent that you'd like to be. "I've always said that I'd rather make a mistake and not have a child than have a child and find out that that's a mistake," she said.
"I think we all make selfish decisions," said Laura Ciaccio. "Every time you go out and, you know, buy yourself a latte instead of donating money to the poor, you're making a selfish decision.
"Life is about balancing the things you do for yourself with the things you do for the world. And there's a lot of ways to contribute to the world other than having kids."
Most people seem to agree: In fact, according to a new CBS News poll, only 16 percent said that people who decide to remain childless do so for selfish reasons.
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