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If It Had to Be One or the Other, Would You Rather Work or Have a Family?

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  • Rave 2013/01/08 12:14:28
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    Rave
    +7
    I don't want a family, never had much of a close relationship with my family either.

    I'd like good friends, maybe someone I can be with, and then the ideal job that I want to do. That'd be enough for me.

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  • Pete 2013/01/10 02:30:12
    Have a Family
    Pete
    Easy choice...family!
  • Sophie 2013/01/10 00:22:18
    Have a Family
    Sophie
    I'd rather not be lonely, I'd rather have cute kids who I love and who I can have fun with, instead of working all the time and being stressed, plus you can be a housewife, all I'd need to do was fine a husband who works and can pay for my family, even though that sounds kind of selfish it isn't because I would actually rather have work than have my family starve and have them live with no shelter, so I'd want to get a husband with a good job so that I can still live a good life
  • TXredhead 2013/01/09 22:43:11
    Have a Family
    TXredhead
    No ever said on their death bed, " man, I wished I'd spent more time at the office". For that matter, no one ever says, "let me see my check book, or the keys to my car, or the diamond watch" as they are dying. They do say "I want to see my family, wife/ husband/ child one more time".
  • Юлия Чмелёва 2013/01/09 21:04:18
    Have a Family
    Юлия Чмелёва
    even if i have nothing but family, i am rich
    family hug
  • baxter 2013/01/09 16:30:29
    Have a Family
    baxter
    Have a family
  • Katiana2808 2013/01/09 11:51:26
    Work
    Katiana2808
    Work Work and WORK
  • La 2013/01/09 02:04:45
    Have a Family
    La
    Love my boyfriend, want some kids :)
  • ProVega 2013/01/08 22:35:16
    Have a Family
    ProVega
    Where is the "None of the above" choice here? Life is not black or white.
  • polkastria 2013/01/08 22:16:04
    Have a Family
    polkastria
    +1
    as a stay at home, homeschooling mom.. I already chose family.
  • marie polkastria 2013/01/08 22:26:24
    marie
    +1
    Me too!! Best decision ever!
  • polkastria marie 2013/01/10 08:47:29
    polkastria
    Yep! There are days I'd love a break but over all.. I think it was a great choice for me and my family. But I don't think everyone is cut out to do what I do.
  • Elizabeth 2013/01/08 22:11:33
    Have a Family
    Elizabeth
    A family, so I could raise "makers" since there are far too many takers.
  • MsDianna 2013/01/08 21:47:26
    Have a Family
    MsDianna
    +1
    have a family but I have a husband that's supported me for the last 37 years!
    I have worked on and off for those years. I've been disabled from a car accident for the last 11 years. I have three wonderful sons and a precious 7 year old grandson. so praise God your question should have three responses! work, family or both!
  • Mike 2013/01/08 21:46:43
    Work
    Mike
    +1
    but actually I can live without either!
  • fortycal_sig 2013/01/08 21:39:55
    Work
    fortycal_sig
    This question is asinine since almost no one faces this choice categorically. If it had to be one or the other, would you choose chicken or beef?

    ...when? For how long? In what circumstances?
  • kevin.m.koop 2013/01/08 21:32:00
    Work
    kevin.m.koop
    +1
    My wife and I don't have kids and I really don't understand why people are so gungho about wanting kids anyway.
  • laydeelapis 2013/01/08 21:26:18
    Have a Family
    laydeelapis
    +1
    If I HAD to choose, I'd have a family. My partner could work to support us. I'd probably keep going to school and get my PhD though because I'm never going to want to stop learning.
  • Misha Sapphire 2013/01/08 21:14:03
    Work
    Misha Sapphire
    Since I suffer from depression (or something like that) I don't think having a family is a big deal. But my old Sunday school teacher said women should want to have kids.
    Whatever, still don't want any kids.
  • Buck 2013/01/08 21:08:41
    Have a Family
    Buck
    +1
    I`m too old to work.All I want to do is make and drink moonshine.
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/01/08 20:59:27 (edited)
    Work
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    +2
    I'd rather work. What I'm studying in college is extremely demanding and complicated, and not many people want to do it for that reason but it fascinates me nonetheless. I want to get my Master's and maybe even my PhD in this field so I'll need to dedicate a lot of time to this.
    I've always wanted a very successful job and I realize that comes with a lot of sacrifices, but I've never wanted a big family anyway.
  • laydeel... Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/01/08 21:25:16
    laydeelapis
    What are you studying? :)
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ laydeel... 2013/01/08 22:05:47
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    Geospatial Information Science and Information Systems
  • laydeel... Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/01/08 22:11:35
    laydeelapis
    :o I don't even know what that is but it sounds smart! :)
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ laydeel... 2013/01/08 22:34:35
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    +1
    Haha thanks! It's basically the process of analyzing and tracking data and then using special computer programs to create maps/graphs/visuals from it to show what the data represents. I'd like to work for the CDC doing that.
    Hopefully that makes a little more sense now! :)
  • laydeel... Jenna ☮♡ッ 2013/01/08 22:37:24
    laydeelapis
    +1
    Haha much more! Well, it sounds like you really love it, that's great! Good luck with your studies! :)
  • Jenna ☮♡ッ laydeel... 2013/01/08 22:38:00
    Jenna ☮♡ッ
    +1
    Thank you! :)
  • Matthew 2013/01/08 20:53:10
    Work
    Matthew
    +2
    I would rather work than have a family. I don't usually like other people's children, why would I want any of my own?
  • Becky 2013/01/08 20:42:59
    Work
    Becky
    I have a loving family now and it has grown too. But at this time I could use a job.
  • Mel Winchester 2013/01/08 20:35:07
    Work
    Mel Winchester
    +1
    I don't want kids. I'd be content with some good friends and a spouse.
  • AG 2013/01/08 20:23:26
    Have a Family
    AG
    +1
    Since there would be no job, I'd have to hunt for food.
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/01/08 20:23:10
    Work
    SIMPATTYCO
    doing both is tough.
  • Candy 2013/01/08 20:10:42
    Have a Family
    Candy
    +1
    We're social creatures who wish to procreate and keep the family line going. MOST people would and should choose "have a family".
  • Bella Cullen 2013/01/08 20:07:05
  • tom 2013/01/08 19:59:41
    Have a Family
    tom
    +1
    you can do both just have to work at it if needed
  • Striker 2013/01/08 19:37:48
    Have a Family
    Striker
    +1
    Not a Big Question, but a really Dumb Question.
    So far, at least, we don't have to choose.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/01/08 19:34:36
    Have a Family
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    I HAD TO WORK BECAUSE I HAD A FAMILY... GREAT GRANDMA
  • David 2013/01/08 19:29:39
    Have a Family
    David
    +2
    Family is always most important. Work is a necessary aspect of life so you can get by. For me, life would be meaningless and lonely without my family.
  • **yuri-the-emo** 2013/01/08 19:23:07
    Work
    **yuri-the-emo**
    +1
    and a family next if i can support
  • LittleMistersMom 2013/01/08 19:02:21
    Have a Family
    LittleMistersMom
    +1
    Both my job and my family bring me enjoyment, but in very different ways.
  • FordCrews 2013/01/08 18:55:20
    Have a Family
    FordCrews
    +2
    If you don't work, you shouldn't be able to start a family. Sort of like if you don't work you don't eat. We all need to pull our load on this earth. I'm so tired of seeing half my pay go to support bums to lazy to work that want to pump out babies like we still live in the 12th century.

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