Are you happier before or after you had kids?

Cisco Viet
Mar 10 21 Comments

And why?

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  • It's a difficult one. A lot of research show that people are actually way more happy before and way more happy when they become way older, but not when the kids are growing.

    But the same research shows that everyone is lying about it because they know it is what is supposed to be said.
    Mar 102
    • Lyft swetool
      Having kids is all joy but no fun
      Mar 10
    • LinkedIn wuf
      Yet, when old people look back, they say their happiest memories are from when their partner was alive and their young children were home.

      “What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?” by Lydia Sohn https://link.medium.com/6AyOGzqmXU
      Mar 10
  • Facebook roc836!&
    This poll: there are very few women on blind
    Mar 102
    • Cisco Viet
      OP
      I don’t blame them.. this app is beyond hateful towards women
      Mar 10
    • Indeed rage a lot
      By that logic, there should only be a few Indians on blind also.
      Mar 10
  • New / MgmtVSwf01
    It's the greatest thing in the world. I just finished cleaning up massive puke an hour ago and I won't trade it for anything in the world, discovering computers, Unix, C, Linux, lisp, python, kubernetes never brought such joy.

    There's a miracle to life, even if we one day build an artificial general intelligence, it will never hold the magic of watching a human child grow.
    Mar 101
    • Google / Engyogi bear
      But I would rather kids are born at 2/3 years old. Infant period is a fuckin torture.
      Mar 10
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Once you have kids you’ll realize that most of the traveling, hobbies, finding yourself, etc, that you did was mostly a waste of your time. You will want to go rediscover these things again as you share them with your kids.
    Mar 111
    • Google / Eng
      learner

      GoogleEng

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      Microsoft
      BIO
      14 yoe engineer in tech
      learnermore
      Exactly
      Mar 11
  • American Express chipmonkey
    Intersting research would be to find out how much percentage wise people who have kids regret having kids vs people who didn't have kids regret not having kids. I think humans are very good at rationalizing whatever choices they make. It's not like people who don't have kids are sitting at home doing nothing - they have more time to pursue their hobbies, travel and looking back that's what they will say was great.
    Mar 101
    • New / MgmtVSwf01
      A lot depends on if you can provide for your kids and if you're in a good position in life. I'm paying more than most people pay in monthly rent in my state for daycare and I'm not thinking much about it. If money was a problem I would have massive regrets.
      Mar 10
  • New udSE01
    Have an 8 month old. It has been the best experience ever so far and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Watching your kid grow and learn new stuff every day is just priceless. I still can’t get over it. Not saying it’s easy though. Takes a lot of work, but totally worth it.
    Mar 110
  • Amazon foody
    I like the representation of women on that poll.
    Mar 100
  • Intuit ZeroSnark
    Interesting twist on a recurring poll.
    Mar 100
  • Google / Eng
    learner

    GoogleEng

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    Microsoft
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    14 yoe engineer in tech
    learnermore
    Kid brings greatest joy, and also great stress. There is no way you can ever regret having a kid.
    Mar 112
    • Aon Hewitt helloooo1
      Can't assume everyone has your perspective on this. On blind alone I've seen many people say they do regret it.
      Mar 11
    • Google / Eng
      learner

      GoogleEng

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      Microsoft
      BIO
      14 yoe engineer in tech
      learnermore
      It might be just a knee jerk impulsive reaction, meant in the short term.
      Mar 11
  • Intuit / Other
    Wewillsee

    IntuitOther

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    Wipro Limited, Infosys, Dell
    Wewillseemore
    I was happier before I got married!
    Mar 230
  • New / Ops
    tooQ10

    NewOps

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    Rakuten USA
    tooQ10more
    I'd do anything to have kids of my own. My time has probably passed.
    Mar 110
  • Oath xxxcd
    🤔What was I doing with my free time before kids. Oh yea, MMO and masturbate.

    After kid, it was playground and sandpit.
    Mar 100

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