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Three Olives
Apr 10, 2005

I just wonder what the First Lady's boobs are up to!


quote:

Study: A quarter of adults don’t want children — and they’re still happy

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys, right? Not for everyone. New research from Michigan State University psychologists examines characteristics and satisfaction of adults who don’t want children.



As more people acknowledge they simply don’t want to have kids, Jennifer Watling Neal and Zachary Neal, both associate professors in MSU’s department of psychology, are among the first to dive deeper into how these “child-free” individuals differ from others.



“Most studies haven’t asked the questions necessary to distinguish ‘child-free’ individuals — those who choose not to have children — from other types of nonparents,” Jennifer Watling Neal said. “Nonparents can also include the ‘not-yet-parents’ who are planning to have kids, and ‘childless’ people who couldn’t have kids due to infertility or circumstance. Previous studies simply lumped all nonparents into a single category to compare them to parents.”



The study — published June 16 in PLOS ONE — used a set of three questions to identify child-free individuals separately from parents and other types of nonparents. The researchers used data from a representative sample of 1,000 adults who completed MSU’s State of the State Survey, conducted by the university’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.



“After controlling for demographic characteristics, we found no differences in life satisfaction and limited differences in personality traits between child-free individuals and parents, not-yet-parents, or childless individuals,” Zachary Neal said. “We also found that child-free individuals were more liberal than parents, and that people who aren’t child-free felt substantially less warm toward child-free individuals.”

https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/childfree-adults

So in summary, people without children are just as happy and also probably have more money to spend and also don't have a stick up their rear end about judging people that aren't burdened with children.

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sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



"Less bitter"

- Three Olives, lol

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 28 days!


Derpies
Mar 10, 2014

BORN TO AWOO
WORLD IS A TUG
Squatch Em All 1989
I am trash poster
42,069 DEAD WOLFGIRLS




Us breeders are happy you’re a genetic dead end too, OP, so it’s a win win

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009
DON'T BOTHER REPLYING TO ME. I WON'T READ OR COMPREHEND ANY OF IT.


It's okay if people have kids and it's okay if people don't have kids. Just be good to them if you do have them.

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

Havin' a roni


Three Olives posted:

https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/childfree-adults

So in summary, people without children are just as happy and also probably have more money to spend and also don't have a stick up their rear end about judging people that aren't burdened with children.



So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

Good soup!
Nov 1, 2010



Fluffy Bunnies posted:

It's okay if people have kids and it's okay if people don't have kids. Just be good to them if you do have them.

Yeah, I have a five month old and while I am absolutely obsessed with her and get real joy out simple stuff, I can't blame people for not wanting to embark on something as utterly exhausting as having kids

The people finding fault in others for not procreating are weird but the people going after other people for wanting to start families and have kids is also weird as gently caress, "lol imagine having kids", ok cool im pretty sure I know the deal at this point, brother lmao I have no concept of sleep I know what I signed up for and I'm fine with it

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 28 days!


SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

youre just jealous of 3Os bitchin condo you loving hater

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

Lol

low key sex master
May 27, 2004

The human face is, after all, nothing more nor less than a mask.


SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

sure okay
Apr 7, 2006





College Slice

SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

lol

Full Metal Jackass
Jan 22, 2001

Rabid bats are welcome in my home


SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

Lol

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

children are idiots

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
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SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

heh

Vlonald Prump
Aug 28, 2011

Here in America, you grab them by pussy. In old country, pussy grab you!!

Buglord

Children are the future

The future sucks

Therefore,

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004




Ultra Carp

Imagine three olives at the edge of a cliff

Posting works the same way

Drunk Nerds
Jan 25, 2011

Just close your eyes

Fun Shoe

I'm definitely not happier than if I didn't have kids... but that's not the point. I could sit on my rear end and just drink beer and play videogames until I died and hit my maximum happiness level, but I want more than that. I need to feel like I did something for this world. Raising kids who lead charity drives and seek out and welcome new kids so they have friends fulfills my need.

Derpies posted:

Us breeders are happy you’re a genetic dead end too, OP, so it’s a win win

So, basically this.

Solvent
Jan 24, 2013

These Words Hold Not Truth
Evident For All To See
This Hand Wears No Ring


sweet thursday posted:

"Less bitter"

- Three Olives, lol

making GBS threads a non-post into a three olives thread.

Ninja edit:

Derpies posted:

Us breeders are happy you’re a genetic dead end too, OP, so it’s a win win

remigious
May 13, 2009

Destruction comes inevitably


Hell Gem

I used to be child free and thought I never wanted kids, but there’s only so much wow I could play before feeling like I was ok with life being not all about me anymore. Now I have a 5 month old and he’s incredible.
That being said, I totally understand the appeal of not having kids too, because I used to think like that. It’s a big decision that each person needs to make for themselves after some honest introspection.

Spaghett
May 2, 2007

Spooked ya...

One never asks "should I post?" They simply post. And when they post, they bear their soul to the world. They shine light on the deepest secrets of their psyche, too buried for even the poster to acknowledge. It is through this posting that we, the posters, become more enlightened to who we are. It is our species-being, freed of the bonds of society, left to frolic on the intellectual plane of the Internet. These forums, a physical manifestation of ideas, connecting us to one another, provide us with the means. We need only to lean into our instincts and post.

Unless you're three olives. Maybe just shut the gently caress up if you're three olives.

Solvent
Jan 24, 2013

These Words Hold Not Truth
Evident For All To See
This Hand Wears No Ring


Spaghett posted:

One never asks "should I post?" They simply post. And when they post, they bear their soul to the world. They shine light on the deepest secrets of their psyche, too buried for even the poster to acknowledge. It is through this posting that we, the posters, become more enlightened to who we are. It is our species-being, freed of the bonds of society, left to frolic on the intellectual plane of the Internet. These forums, a physical manifestation of ideas, connecting us to one another, provide us with the means. We need only to lean into our instincts and post.

Unless you're three olives. Maybe just shut the gently caress up if you're three olives.

I’m gay

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



Two seconds looking at r/childfree will dismiss the notion of any supposed happiness

Spaghett
May 2, 2007

Spooked ya...

Solvent posted:

I’m gay

Its 2021. We all are

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

MTV




Heath posted:

Two seconds looking at r/childfree will dismiss the notion of any supposed happiness

Truly some of the most psychotic people on the face of the planet.

I don't plan for any kids but I also don't like, hate children with such an insane level of depressing pathos.

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



Lil Swamp Booger Baby posted:

Truly some of the most psychotic people on the face of the planet.

I don't plan for any kids but I also don't like, hate children with such an insane level of depressing pathos.

Defiance Industries
Jul 22, 2010

A five-star manufacturer




SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

You could have kicked his door down and slit his throat and he would have been less owned than this

BigBadSteve
Apr 29, 2009

Self Defense
Nil Satanus carborundum

Yeshua akbar!
(Xtian anarchisto, no bombo)


If only 3O's parents had not bred.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN



I'm just biding my time until I can efficiently clone myself and finally have some company worth a drat.

beer gas canister
Oct 30, 2007

W E L C O M E T O M Y C U S T O M T I T L E ! ! !


Plaster Town Cop


To be fair it's probably best that there is not a child in or anywhere near their home

a mysterious cloak
Apr 5, 2003

Leave me alone, dad, I'm with my friends!




BigBadSteve posted:

If only 3O's parents had not bred.

He only gets his trust fund money if he never publicly names them

Caesar Saladin
Aug 15, 2004



Three Olives is one of the best trolls out there, possibly the best one i can think of

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


Imagine being insecure to the point you have to prove you're totally better than drat BREEDERS.

Just keep using protection, you already won, what are you trying to prove?

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

RANT TIME

Harry Potter book release: don't worry, no spoilers.

Showed up at seven, in full costume for a nine am release. Devoted no? I was one of the few to dress up, and I was the best-dressed. I'm not being vain, I honestly had the most detailed and accurate costume there.

We were told in line, that the best-dressed person in line gets to open the box and have the first Half-Blood Prince book. So, I'm a shoo-in, aren't I?

WRONG.

loving moo brings her bratty sprog in at 8:59am dressed in a generic Kmart cape with stars and glitter and loving gaudy BLAH. Twig for a wand.

OMG WITTLE PWESHUS SO CUTE OMG YOU CAN OPEN THE BOX AND HAVE THIS BOOK YOU CAN'T READ AND fawning fawning, blatant breederism etc

THE loving KID WON'T EVEN REMEMBER THIS. THE BOX OPENING WAS MINE. MIIIIINE.

I wouldn't have minded if someone had said "Oh look Sass, you are best-dressed

but would you mind if this land-mine amputee opened the box instead?" I would

have said "Absolutely no problem. Go for it." But no. loving CROTCHDROPPING

GETS THE HONOUR. I'm furious. On principle of course, not out of any sense of entitlement. Well yes, entitlement also. But I WORKED FOR IT, I DESERVED IT.

I made an effort. I spent money making an effort. I showed up early. I will remember and treasure this event for ever and eternity. And I'm passed over for an ugly little brat with a sparkly tie. Woo loving woo.

I didn't stab her in the eye with my wand. I WANTED to. I talked about doing so

VERY loving LOUDLY. I was going to eviscerate her mother with the cover of my

brand-new copy.

I loving hate breeders and child-lovers. loving GO TO HELL.

I'm so pissed about this, sorry. It's just that in ten years time, this kid won't remember what she was doing on July 16th 2005. In ten years time, I will be remembering how I was deprived of this nerdly honor by an opportunistic twat breeder and her shitling. I'm hurt. All my life, nothing has gotten to me more than being deliberately ignored, or passed over. Honestly; that's the sort of thing that can make me cry in public. Or key your car. Or viciously murder you and your family in the heat of frustration and never-ending denial

Congratulations breeders, you win.

Edited to add: To all of you who are calling me immature etc, I'd like to add that you make a very good point, but have you considered GO gently caress YOURSELF? If you're so anal-retentive, go back to the other community and go on with your breeder-humping. Also, to the person who submitted this to fandom_wank, I seriously (no sarcasm) thank you. I've always wanted to be there!

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



I remember discovering Childfree on LiveJournal in like 2004 when I was in high school and a friend linked me to them. "I found this community of people who don't want kids, I think this is what I am." I read through the posts and told her that these people were psychopaths and she was initially upset until I linked her a couple of entries that were clearly insane and she went oh, yeah, maybe not

17 years later and r/childfree is posting word for word the exact same poo poo, the exact same terminology, the exact same "rants" because they love that word more than anything else

Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

To witness titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal.





Derpies posted:

Us breeders are happy you’re a genetic dead end too, OP, so it’s a win win
How do you find the time with all the tuggin?

reignonyourparade
Nov 15, 2012


SLICK GOKU BABY posted:

So what's your excuse then for being a miserable judgmental shithead?

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



Funky See Funky Do posted:

RANT TIME

Harry Potter book release: don't worry, no spoilers.

Showed up at seven, in full costume for a nine am release. Devoted no? I was one of the few to dress up, and I was the best-dressed. I'm not being vain, I honestly had the most detailed and accurate costume there.

We were told in line, that the best-dressed person in line gets to open the box and have the first Half-Blood Prince book. So, I'm a shoo-in, aren't I?

WRONG.

loving moo brings her bratty sprog in at 8:59am dressed in a generic Kmart cape with stars and glitter and loving gaudy BLAH. Twig for a wand.

OMG WITTLE PWESHUS SO CUTE OMG YOU CAN OPEN THE BOX AND HAVE THIS BOOK YOU CAN'T READ AND fawning fawning, blatant breederism etc

THE loving KID WON'T EVEN REMEMBER THIS. THE BOX OPENING WAS MINE. MIIIIINE.

I wouldn't have minded if someone had said "Oh look Sass, you are best-dressed

but would you mind if this land-mine amputee opened the box instead?" I would

have said "Absolutely no problem. Go for it." But no. loving CROTCHDROPPING

GETS THE HONOUR. I'm furious. On principle of course, not out of any sense of entitlement. Well yes, entitlement also. But I WORKED FOR IT, I DESERVED IT.

I made an effort. I spent money making an effort. I showed up early. I will remember and treasure this event for ever and eternity. And I'm passed over for an ugly little brat with a sparkly tie. Woo loving woo.

I didn't stab her in the eye with my wand. I WANTED to. I talked about doing so

VERY loving LOUDLY. I was going to eviscerate her mother with the cover of my

brand-new copy.

I loving hate breeders and child-lovers. loving GO TO HELL.

I'm so pissed about this, sorry. It's just that in ten years time, this kid won't remember what she was doing on July 16th 2005. In ten years time, I will be remembering how I was deprived of this nerdly honor by an opportunistic twat breeder and her shitling. I'm hurt. All my life, nothing has gotten to me more than being deliberately ignored, or passed over. Honestly; that's the sort of thing that can make me cry in public. Or key your car. Or viciously murder you and your family in the heat of frustration and never-ending denial

Congratulations breeders, you win.

Edited to add: To all of you who are calling me immature etc, I'd like to add that you make a very good point, but have you considered GO gently caress YOURSELF? If you're so anal-retentive, go back to the other community and go on with your breeder-humping. Also, to the person who submitted this to fandom_wank, I seriously (no sarcasm) thank you. I've always wanted to be there!

it's too bad that person never posted a pic of the costume

Weka
May 5, 2019

And if you gaze long into an abyss, you will say `look, no ring.`

Heath posted:

Two seconds looking at r/childfree will dismiss the notion of any supposed happiness

Using redditors as any kind of representative sample is cheating.

To the couple of you who said that you had children as part of some sort of search for meaning or to give your life purpose, I think that's a little messed up. There are plenty of great things you could dedicate your life to. You shouldn't need to pop out a sprog or two just to feel like you're doing something worthwhile and doing so is pretty questionable ethically.

Captain Splendid
Jan 7, 2009

Qu'en pense Caffarelli?

We'll see what Kim Deal has to say about this

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Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

Ignatius M. Meen posted:

it's too bad that person never posted a pic of the costume

Oh god are you kidding that would be so sad. What the gently caress is a harry potter costume besides a school uniform and a scarf?

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