Brett,With regards to Provide, Protect, and Procreate, a tough question. What about those of us, after many years of trying, cannot have children. Health is the reason, and ongoing health issues…Continue
"My thanks to all of you. I think all I've read touches upon what Regular Joe said, change "procreation" to "parenting". Parenting, raising children to be citizens of this world, doesn't necessarily require giving birth…"
However, If you still feel that absolute need to work with some form of "procreation" why not start coaching little leagues? I know that almost every little league, be it football, baseball, basketball, rugby, golf, tennis,…"
"I would say that it isn't too much of a stretch to say that all of the aforementioned things create the conditions under which procreation is desirable so while he might not be procreating kids of his own, he's contributing towards…"
"Do you have nieces and nephews that are close to you (physically)? Oh hell, I just thought of something that will suffice. Volunteer at a Children's Hospital, join a men's group that takes on projects that help kids, sign up as…"
"You need to boil this thing down to the basic principles, and work from there. Once you cut away the trappings ... "provide and protect" is merely a statement that men are better when they're responsible for more than…"
"You can think of procreate in a more abstract way: to leave a little piece of ourselves, hopefully our best part, for someone else to pick up, use, and enjoy, so that when you are gone there are those who will miss, but also be glad that you were…"
"Replace "procreate" with "parent" (as verb rather than a noun) and the 3 Ps still stand for people who are unable to procreate but wind up adopting, being foster parents, being a de factor surrogate parent in various forms,…"
"If childbearing and adoption are both out of the question, but you want children around, you can foster. It's needed. Supposedly it's rough.
If you can't do that either, well, the world needs parents, but it needs lots of…"
"Some couples can't have kids, simple fact of life. Doesn't make either of you lesser human beings IMO.
Some couples can knock out kids by the dozen and they are shitty, worthless parents, whacking out a few small people isn't…"
Brett,With regards to Provide, Protect, and Procreate, a tough question. What about those of us, after many years of trying, cannot have children. Health is the reason, and ongoing health issues disqualify us from adoption. Any advice on what to replace the 3P with to create the balanced identity you speak of? seeSee More
"Honestly unless your trained or are going to take the time to become trained your best option is something like a baseball bat, maybe a crowbar. Cold steel make some "unbreakable" self defense bat I've heard good things…"
"I think you guys are totally right in what you're saying here. I know I have a very slim chance of getting into a situation like this. I don't go to nightclubs anymore, and I don't hang out in jiudians (Taiwanese style…"
"My sons have all know how to throw a punch since they were toddlers, not sure this was the smartest idea I've ever had but there it is. Now that my oldest is 7 I'm work on the WHEN to throw a punch. To me the main thing is learning that…"
"That's exactly why it will never happen. It makes sense, uses existing technology, but unfortunately has a "green, touchy-feely" air about it. combined with the front-end short term costs, that instantaneously converts each and…"