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Feminism did its job. Generations of girls have been taught that all their wildest dreams will come true in a successful career. Then they hit 40, and it's "oh my God, I want kids". In short, narcissism, both male and female variety, is why the human population, at least for "white, educated" humans, is in a death spiral. With few exceptions, the decline can literally can be traced to the rejection of God and the natural order. Judeo/Christian ethics freed women and celebrated motherhood. The current pathology of "me, me, me" is destroying every industrialized civilization. Japanese kids embraced exported American values, as did Europe. Europe is in a population death spiral. Japan is already all but dead. China is not far behind. Thanks feminists. You won their minds and sentenced us all with your death cult of reviling motherhood and embracing free sex and female "empowerment", as if having a family was a prison sentence. Feminism destroyed everything that was feminine or beautiful about women. Way to go.

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Jul 29, 2023·edited Jul 29, 2023Liked by Freya India

My 31 year old daughter would love to meet someone and get married, have kids etc. - she's gorgeous - a certified dietician / nutritionist (she has a successful counseling practice), a one-time runway model in her earlier days and still modeling when she can fit it in - YET, the guys she's meets are like adolescents. They want to spend too much time drinking (too much she says, as a nutritionist!) with their buddies, instead of dating - yet they of course would like sex if it's being offered. They are Peter Pans. It's pathetic. Her two closest friends just married Germans! who have recently immigrated to the USA...and just last week, she's met a Spanish guy who she fancies....not sure what this says about American men...

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Sometimes you’re raised to believe you don’t want kids, or subtly brainwashed to believe you don’t want kids, and then when it’s too late you realize what a heartbreaking mistake you made. Ask me how I know!

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This was great Freya, I relate to some of these I'm 27 and have never been on a date or kissed anyone.

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Jul 30, 2023·edited Jul 30, 2023Liked by Freya India

Great article. Congratulations on writing with such clarity of thought. Definitely my favourite article this week.

I think you hit the nail on its head when you point out that ours is a "materialistic and individual centered" era. I believe today's selfishness leads many to try - and fail - to fill the hole in our souls with material stuff such as wealth, celebrity, and physical self-pleasuring, more than in did to previous generations. However, I would add that this is not a new phenomenon and it is in fact the result of centuries of progressive thought.

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People losing hope in a increasingly looking bleak future (climate change, income inequality, poverty, mass unemployment because automatization and AI) doesn't help.

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Is it possible they are no different than recent generations their age…with the difference being a platform (tik tok) to cast their perspectives…a select few of which go viral, resulting in the narrative that ‘gen Z doesn’t want kids’. The optimist in me wants to believe this is a phase they’ll go grow out of.

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"Extended adolescence" is a big problem for Gen Z. But it is very fixable. With some cultural and individual changes, we can easily improve the situation.

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