According to a study published by the NY Times, in what makes people happy: children are on the bottom of the totem pole.
“Yet contrary to previous research on daily moods, the study found that the women rated TV-watching high on the list, ahead of shopping and talking on the phone, and ranked taking care of children low, below cooking and not far above housework.”
Is this a scary thought?
It’s one thing to judge a sense of instant gratification and an entirely different thing to assess a lifelong sense of personal accomplishment. In retort to CNN and even the NY Times study, I ask: Is this the right question? Shouldn’t the question be: Does having children make you a complete and well rounded person?
In all honesty, this is the question that’s been mulling over and over in my head since the finality of my decision to not have kids: Will I ever be a real complete woman if I don’t have children? Or will I always have the sense that… something is missing?
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