This is definitely an article that is food for thought. I have a younger brother and a younger sister. I have a pretty good relationship with both of them. I have never really considered turning to them as a point for help, but then again in some ways they are always there for advice and support. My sister is a fabulous editor and my brother has good advice to dispense. But this article does ask a good question though, what are you losing if you don’t have more children?
Does it make you more dependent on the state, I don’t know. That is one is tough to answer, just because in some ways having less children allows parents to pour more money into a child there by giving them greater advantages. But where this article hits home is that one shouldn’t be swayed by what society thinks about what one does. Do what you want to do and enjoy this life.