Parenting as Addiction

From Freakonomics: “Shankar Vedantam of Slate hypothesizes that people continue to procreate, despite overwhelming evidence that parenting isn’t very fun, for much the same reason that cocaine users can’t quit: they’re addicts.”  More to the point, it’s not parenting that’s addicting but the act of baby making.  The babies are just an unfortunate side effect.

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