I am just curious as to what people think on this topic. I am at child-bearing age, in a committed relationship and do want children although I feel like I am often questioning why people make this decision. As in what is the motivation behind people's decision to have children? Is it purely biological, like the continuation of the species is important therefore women feel inside that they want to procreate? (I have certainly felt this instinct grow as I become older).
And I also wonder, if life is suffering and quite difficult for a lot of people, why bring a person into this world to face all that suffering? I mean sure we can guide them and help them through it but I don't know, I guess I just feel like I would be too sensitive to watch my own child suffer through life. Like if they were being bullied or when they have their first heartbreak, I am not sure I could bear it. I cry over watching an old person walking alone down the street for goodness sake!
Anyway just want to see what people think about why people have children.. (sorry if it's a silly question!)