|I can’t help it, it’s a biological urge.
||Institutions await those who can’t control their biological urges.
|Want to give our parents grandchildren.
||Still seeking parental approval.
||Live your own life and encourage your parents to do the same.
|I just love children.
||Out of touch with inner child, and with existing children.
||Adopt, step, and foster parenting.
Big Brother/Sister. Work with children, teach.
|I have superior human genes.
||Doesn’t recognize an oxymoron.
|Do great things with your genes, rather than expecting the next cultured batch to do it.
|Need help on farm or in family business.
||Too cheap to hire help.
Child labor laws inconvenient.
|Mechanization gives faster return on investment.
|Want someone to care for me in my old age.
||Fear of aging.
|Save money and prepare for retirement. Be nice to people so they will visit you in the home. Build social support network.
|Pregnancy and childbirth are life experiences.
||Life choices limited by social indoctrination.
||Rent pregnancy simulator. Choose different life experiences.
|A good family is essential to career advancement and strong standing in the community.
||Social insecurity. Wants trophy children to improve social status.
||Rent children from talent agency on special occasions. Have white picket fence installed.
|We want to create a life which embodies our love for each other.
||Ego, times two, minus imagination, equals three plus.
||Garden. Adopt a stream, trail, or hiway. Rescue animals. Protect & restore ecosystems to embody love.
|I want my kids (who don’t exist yet) to have all the things I didn’t have.
||Unfulfilled childhood desires and fantasies.
||Deal with regrets & make best of life. Provide for existing children.
|To carry on family name.
||Trying to please Dad.
Duped by bloodline superstition.
|Create something enduring & give it family name. Donate blood to pass on bloodline.
|Want to see a little me.
||Self-absorption. Lack of ego gratification.
||Order custom-made, life-like doll.
Create a gratifying life of your own.
|My wife/husband wants a baby.
||Giving in out of fear of losing partner.
||Communicate true desires. Spouse may feel you’re the one who wants to breed. Rent baby simulator doll.
|Want a child with our bloodline.
||Ego extension. Racial identity.
||Recognize value of people with different genetic makeups.
|It’s a spiritual thing for me.
||Other reasons too easily refuted.
||Find truly spiritual experiences.
|I’ve always wanted to have children, it’s what people do.
||Unquestioned cultural conditioning.
||Consider alternatives. Question expectations. Adopt.
|To cement our relationship.
||Fear of failed marriage.
||Communicate to strengthen relationship. Attend retreats for bonding couples.
|I love babies.
||Short-sighted view of reality.
||Babies soon turn into children, then adults. Infant care work is available. Life-like infant doll may help.
|Being a mother is a woman’s highest calling.
||Beguiled into believing compliance is noble free choice.
||Motherhood, and fatherhood, may be achieved without breeding. Many children wait for good homes.
|We’d like to try for a boy/girl this time.
||Ego extension. Gender identity insecurity. Dissatisfaction with existing offspring.
||Appreciate who you have, they might resent their sibling whose gender is preferred.
|I just want to.
||Just wants to.
||Choosing to breed precludes most other things you’ll just want to do.
|I want someone who will love me and not leave me.
||Fear of rejection. Unresolved relationship issues.
||Give love to get love. Accept change and deal with loss.
|Our economy needs young workers to replace retired workers.
||Willing to sacrifice offspring to gods of National Economy.
||Automation reduces need for wage slaves. Consider rights of unconceived to stay that way.
|The world needs more of us or we’ll be outnumbered.
||Elitism. Xenophobia. Eugenics easier to conceal than genocide.
||Convert others to your views so there’ll be one more of your kind and one less of Them.
|We may as well, the planet is doomed anyway.
||Consider ethics of sentencing an innocent person to life, and death, in ecological collapse.
|I’d like to achieve a sense of immortality.
||Fear of death and non-existence.
||Accept mortality. Spread memes not genes. Socrates’ heirs are not apparent, but his ideas linger strong.
|My biological clock has gone off.
||Women’s normal heightened sexual desire in 30s & 40s difficult to accept in puritanical societies.
||Disarm that culturally-implanted mental time bomb. It’s okay to make love and not babies.
|I don’t know.
||Never thought about it. Unthinking conformity.
||Think before you breed, and you might not.
|I might regret not having had the experience later, when it’s too late.
||Fear of future worries and life passing too fast.
||We can’t experience everything. Far better to regret not breeding than to regret breeding
|I do not want to deny my kids (who do not exist yet) the joy of existence.
||Ignoring lack of joy in existing children.
||Promote existence of joy rather than imagining joy in mere existence.
|Procreation has traditionally been a source of personal empowerment for women.
||Feels powerless. Desires power and respect society appears to give to mothers and withholds from others.
||Mothers get more lip service than respect. Picking up family’s slack is not empowering. Seek self-defined sources of power.