Time magazine is at it again, printing inflammatory covers for articles that make segments of our society feel dissed, this time focusing on “The Child-Free Life.”
Thank you, Time!
Thanks to you, I wound up on Fox & Friends two mornings in a row, talking about whether the new trend of couples who forego having children means we are a selfish society that doesn’t know the meaning of good old-fashioned sacrifice. Two mornings in a row, mom blogger Elizabeth Esther maintained that parenting is a sacred honor that every red-blooded American adult ought to partake in for the betterment of our country’s future, while I pretty much said that parenting is stinkin’ hard even when you opt in. Becoming a parent because society expects you to does no one any favors.
She said the magazine cover featuring a lazy, child-free couple lying on a beach sends the wrong message that life is about pursuing selfish interests. I declared that they’re lucky not to have to see “Smurfs 2.” Also, I pointed out there’s more to the article than the picture on the cover. And I said you don’t have to give birth in order to make a difference in the life of a child. The anchor on Sunday’s show added that Mother Theresa had no children, which is a valid point. Then I went home in the Fox News limo and showed off my TV makeup at Target.
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What do you think? Are the voluntarily child-free selfish?