Would You Consider Having Children In Today’s World?
Because of the violence, evil and hate, many wonder if Having Children In Today’s World is the right thing to do.
I have a friend who grew up during 9/11. We can all remember exactly where we were the moment it happened. Parents were pulling their kids from school and every television network was playing those unforgettable images for weeks.
The country was in a state of panic. The concept of loss, mass hysteria and terrorism was confusing for many. Many of us grew up in a world that was trying to fight off terror, and we were just trying to make sense of it all.
We grew up thinking homosexuality was taboo, and we freaked out when Madonna and Britney shared a kiss at the VMAs. We grew up believing every person we met on the internet was a sexual predator. We were surrounded by policy brutality and political movements. We lived in scrutiny and constant fear over things out of our control.
We grew up as innocent kids and transformed into cynical adults. There was a part of many that wondered and still wonder if even Having Children In Today’s World is really worth it.
This generation has soaked up so much information because of our reliance on technological advancements. The communication highway provides us with wonderful information and funny cat videos, but it also means everything going on in the world is accessible at our fingertips.
We’re flooded with murder, fear, rape and all of these other horrible things because they’re now factors in our daily culture. And while these things are completely horrific and unacceptable, we’ve come to a point where we’ve accepted this as the way the world works, and effective change is still far-off.
The thought of bringing children into a world where they need to worry about walking down the halls of their middle school scares many because they didn’t have that same fear growing up. Yes, of course we lived through tragedies, but those devastating occurrences seemed so far away.
Children should not have to fear sticking up for their beliefs. Kids shouldn’t fear being themselves. For this reason, many have made the decision to not have kids and it would seem that this makes sense.
Except, it doesn’t. In a world so driven by hate, what the world needs is much more innocence. The world needs a lot more love. The love that comes from God.
Having children in today’s world could be the answer to what this world needs. Who knows? Maybe they will one day run for senator. Maybe your son or daughter could be the one who stands up for the right thing and becomes the salvation for another person who hasn’t even been born yet.
At the core of it all, there will be a multitude of reasons for why we shouldn’t do something, whether it’s fear, loss or insecurities. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t pursue them.
The decision to become a mother is paved with fears, and Mothers always want to protect their children from anything and everything. Mom’s want to instill in them the feeling of safety and security they deserve to have.
It is very important to instill in the little ones born today the feeling of loyalty and compassion for those around them. We can all inspire them to help others whenever they can, to go out of their way in even the slightest manner and to be bigger than what society wants of them.
After all, hope lies not with the next generation, but with the current one. We need to make a difference, be open and love even when it makes us uncomfortable. That way, our children will be the generation that changes things.