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Old 12-06-2008, 06:01 PM   #16
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I've thought about this a lot, since my son was born just a few months ago.

Perhaps more than anything I want him to have a confident, joyful faith. I don't want him to have all the spiritual baggage and issues I've had to wrestle with.

I want him to be kind, considerate and engaged in the world.

I want him to be happy and at peace with himself.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #18
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Perhaps more than anything I want him to have a confident, joyful faith. I don't want him to have all the spiritual baggage and issues I've had to wrestle with.
I actually really agree with this, and wish I'd thought of it myself I think issues of faith, whether its a lack of or vice versa, can bring much unnecessary heartache into a life which is too short in the first place. Being at peace with their spirituality is certainly something I'd want my child to be.
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I would like me kids to be the kind of people that make a difference in the world and in peoples lives. corny but true
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:54 PM   #20
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I would like me kids to be the kind of people that make a difference in the world and in peoples lives. corny but true
I'm hoping you want that difference to be positive.
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Nobody else want dictators?
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as long as they're a socialist dictator, yes.
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Yes. A more evil, more powerful, more wealthy dictator than yours.
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I'd best not have children, I'm scared they'll become fascist dictators.
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I'd certainly also like them to be happy, healthy, and actively engaged in their faith both personally and within the Jewish community, but my ability to have a lasting influence there is lesser, and in any case the former qualities are primary.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:53 AM   #26
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The problem with having dictators as kids is when they get overthrown, the peasants would most likely drag everyone around said dictator (which of course would include me) out into the street and string us all up. I'd rather avoid that.
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The problem with having dictators as kids is when they get overthrown, the peasants would most likely drag everyone around said dictator (which of course would include me) out into the street and string us all up. I'd rather avoid that.
I expect my kids to look after their parents, whisk me away to the Netherlands Antilles when there's an uprising, or better yet, they'll be good at what they do and not get overthrown.
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I would love for them to turn out to be much like my parents were.
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Tradesmen so they can help around the house and will have lots of trademen pals so I can get good deals on concrete, plumbers etc. If they're challenged in that area then billionares. Then I can pay the commoners to do all of my work for me.

I have no plans for children. I fear I'll have a hard time teaching the kittehs to change a washer.
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i'm hoping you want that difference to be positive.


ofcourse! As making a positive difference in peoples lives, all the other traits I would want them to have would already be there!
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