There is such a thing as overrationalization. Storytime:

I was an athlete in high school; we were all very close to our coach, who was a fabulous man in every way we knew about.

He was not a teacher, but an electrician who only came to the school to coach one sport. He was frequently out of work, due to the relative malaise of the rust belt city I grew up in. His wife didn’t work full time; she taught dance on a part time basis, if I recall correctly.

They had seven children.

So, one day, the coach was griping about his kids driving him crazy, which was a pretty common gripe for him. I remember asking them “Well, then, coach, why did you have so many kids?”

He looked up at me with this crazy grin on his face and said “Because they’re NEAT!”

And that’s why you have kids. Because they’re NEAT! If you don’t think they’re NEAT!, don’t have any. But if you DO think they’re NEAT!, then start now.


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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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