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wow I am so glad you asked that...I have just moved here and I was seriously thinking i must be the only person without children/husband in tow....I have been checking out the shops/market coffee shops and east dulwich is lovely but sometimes I wonder where all the people in my position are!! So you are definitely not the only one guppy :)
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Those who choose not to have children are abandoning any further participation in mankind's evolutionary future.


Also, they are breaking a hitherto continuous link though tens of thousands of ancestors who fought and suffered to pass on their genes only for their lineage to be snuffed out as a result of a contemporary life-style choice.

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The need to breed is something one has or one does not have.

If we stop breeding - nature science chemicals and stuff will take back the planet and maybe it will be alright. We won't know or care, because we won't be here.

Oh - and to a poster above - my parents didn't want me. I was an accident. Had they not had me, I wouldn't know so it wouldn't matter.

I think kids should choose their parents that's for sure! Having a womb and all the workings, doesn't necessarily mean the 'right' (loving caring conscientious) people have kids.

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[quote name=Those who choose not to have children are abandoning any further participation in mankind's evolutionary future.


Also' date=' they are breaking a hitherto continuous link though tens of thousands of ancestors who fought and suffered to pass on their genes only for their lineage to be snuffed out as a result of a contemporary life-style choice.]




irony... a marvelous form of humour Hal


ps if you knew my family you might doubt the benefits of passing on anything!

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Those who choose not to have children are abandoning any further participation in mankind's evolutionary future.

Also, they are breaking a hitherto continuous link though tens of thousands of ancestors who fought and suffered to pass on their genes only for their lineage to be snuffed out as a result of a contemporary life-style choice.



Fought and suffered? That's one way to describe your sex life...

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HAL9000 Wrote:

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> Those who choose not to have children are

> abandoning any further participation in mankind's

> evolutionary future.

>

> Also, they are breaking a hitherto continuous link

> though tens of thousands of ancestors who fought

> and suffered to pass on their genes only for their

> lineage to be snuffed out as a result of a

> contemporary life-style choice.



Spurious tosh. Fought and suffered to pass on their genes my arse - because ALL babies have been strenuously planned? And all those without kids are making a contemporary life-style choice?

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Keef Wrote:

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> To be fair, I've lost a load of really close

> friends, because they've moved away for work, or

> gone abroad, kids are not the only reason people

> leave London.

>

> They do stop[ you getting down the pub though,

> little sh!ts.


Raid their piggy banks and come out friday night.

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charliecharlie Wrote:

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> ps if you knew my family you might doubt the

> benefits of passing on anything!


Having had the pleasure of you acquaintance, I beg to differ ? I imagine any child would be blessed to have a parent like you.

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RosieH Wrote:

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> Spurious tosh. Fought and suffered to pass on

> their genes my arse


I was thinking of our ancient ancestors - those ape-like bipedal hunter-gatherers who roamed the savannahs of Africa when I wrote that. Mind you, we can all trace our ancestry back to one amoeba-like blob that lived around three and a half billion years ago - so my time line was a bit arbitrary.


> - because ALL babies have been

> strenuously planned?

> And all those without kids

> are making a contemporary life-style choice?


I wasn't being judgemental - just generalising about our amazing evolutionary history - put it down to poetic licence after a long day and a couple of glasses of wine.

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Being ape-like, bipedal* and having spent a portion of my life roaming African savannah I would like to say to everyone that my genes and I take no offence if you choose not to reproduce.


*Not so much for the hunting a gathering though. I prefer Wimpy.

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Yes, and it's that sort of preference (for Wimpy) that lead to the evolution of Iceland, which could be taken over by Waitrose or M&S, thereby preventing ED from evolving into the new Clapham.


I put it to you, sir, that you are standing in the way of evolution.

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RosieH wrote:- And all those without kids are making a contemporary life-style choice?



I made the same lifestyle choice not to have kids, but it just didn't happen for me.



I was wrong, I made the wrong decision, I am quite happy about the end result.

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