So much of political debate/discussion is about the children. It’s also very common during political season to see flyers prospective candidates and their families. It occurred to me though some time back that Kamala Harris doesn’t have any of her own children, and so I was wondering when was the last time a US vice president was childless? I was able to find that there were actually 5 US presidents who were childless (2 of whom were sterile), the last one being in 1923.
I was curious about how much of a trend this is or is becoming? In NJ, Cory Booker has never been married (as far as I know) and doesn’t have children. Clearly it is a societal trend and I guess one could assume that it is the same case in Congress.
I think it’ll become even more common over time. Since many people are electing not to have children.
I’m 33, no kids, never married. I see myself getting married eventually but I’ve already decided I probably won’t have kids. Like most men my age who mostly date women in their 30s I’ll end up as a step dad most likely.
Having children are our entire reason for existing IMO.
Too many people have been sidetracked with material security when we live in the most secure era mankind has ever known. What we need are more children and more of an emphasis on family in the public square. Two to four kids is ideal to stabilize population growth and trends. The boom and crash cycle isn’t healthy.
It’s not just finances. A lot of people just don’t want kids. And that’s completely understandable. That’s why I don’t have any now. In my 20s I was concerned about financial stability above everything else. A kid or kids would have thrown that into chaos.
I would think that really depends on the individual.
But like I said in my other post, I’ve already waited so long that it’s not likely I’ll ever have any of my own. Most of the women I date are around my age usually have a kid, possibly two already. And most of them don’t want any more for various reasons.