Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"Is not having children selfish?"

I can understand why homosexual or LGBT or fired-up feminist (or whatever the proper nomenclature is supposed to be) women might embrace the choice not to have children. A lot of social crap has been heaped on the places in which they have chosen to dwell.

But I am interested in the question beyond the obvious crap: Selfishness is a peculiar and persistent commodity. If nothing else, it can certainly be called an equal-opportunity employer, though its formats may vary. Doesn't everyone come up against its thorns and then seek to escape the thicket? Having kids teaches "it's not all about you," but then, what doesn't teach the same lesson?

Oh well, I suppose the topic deserves a couple of pitchers of beer and a longish talk-strewn night in the offing.


  1. It is not about selfishness or not selfish, you will have to ask the child, the egg, the sperm as well as the womb whether is birth what either or both seeks. Even if you ask the owner of the womb this question, you miss the point because the woman is not in charge of her womb.

    If the woman is in charge of her womb, if she tells her womb to stop menstruating, the womb responds like a train door closing. No blood no egg at all. Likewise if the man is in charge of his what-is-that-word, the what-is-that-word responds like a faucet tap turned off completely, no semen no sperm at all. Yet, since both the womb and what-is-that-word are not in charge of each other much lesser itself, their liberation is naturally occuring. There is not even dualism. Everything just is. The womb is the womb. The what-is-that-word is what-is-that-word. If they come together, it is known as bondage. Bondage too, just is.

    Bondage. Liberation. Liberation. Bondage. If it keeps repeating successively, impermanence ensues. Egolessness ensues. Filth ensues. Without any basis really needed, if an egg happens to be fertilised by a sperm somehow, it's just conditioning. Conditioning keeps growing, and the subsequent being that comes about finds the womb too small, it comes into being separated from the womb, the mother.

    When the newborn being separated from the mother, the father too is separated from the being. Eventually either the newborn dies, or the mother dies, or the father dies.

  2. Is the organ in charge of the whole? My lungs don't choose to smoke, but i do.