Rama Ananth in my previous post under the heading WHAT IS LIFE wrote this excellent comment which I am reproducing below=
I feel we are responsible for bringing our children to this earth and we should realize that however much we want our children to be with us, to love us,and support us, we are wrong in expecting those things from our children.
Nowadays children are so matured in their thinking that we can surely learn a few things from them. They feel that neither they have the time nor proper care to give their kids nor the relevant support system, so they choose not to have any kids. I can understand their point of view, and fully support their thinking in this manner, for life today is not what it was years ago. It takes so much effort to finish their studies and settle in some good job and then finally getting married to an equally busy wife----- time just flew past them they are too old by the time they can even think of being responsible parents.
Plus they have realized that they have come alone to this world and would leave alone from this world, so the question of having children to support them in their old age does not even arise for them.
They want to achieve their goals and be happy and free for the rest of their lives. I feel they deserve it, if that is what they choose and we as parents can support them and feel happy that they are not doing the mistakes we did in our life time.
Life is always changing and we should also change our thoughts according to changing times, for there is really no right or wrong in any thing.
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This is an interesting issue which has many sides and I would like to present my point of view in my next post.
In the meanwhile, I would we very glad to know your views in as much detail as possible. There is no need to hold back your thoughts and let it flow.