In this reflective clip Father Barron, a Catholic priest who is also a popular social commentator, critiques a recent controversial Time magazine article entitled "The childfree life". The article has stirred up debate about the increasingly common choice not to have children and the falling fertility rates which have resulted.
Is it a selfish choice or a perfectly legitimate one given the busy careers many modern women have and the 'me' time one maintains as a result. Most importantly, is it a path which leads to joy and fulfillment.
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Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive humans will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions.