People like this
are horribly mistaken: kids aren't this annoying, off-to-the-side, obnoxious, otherwise removed from the context of life distraction-- they are complementary to and integrated with
everything else you have going on!
If I were an entrepreneur, like the caller, doing an IPO and essentially living in the office, I wouldn't have to "carve out time" to see my kids-- they'd be right there with me!
In fact, I can't even fathom what a blast they would find that experience, and how much I could teach them about being entrepreneurial, on-the-spot! It would be the kind of shared legacy that would stick with them for the rest of their lives-- and mine! Heck, depending on their ages, I'd have them working with me
on the business!
who is healthy and able to financially support them should want to have children. The people that I know who don't are like this guy: framing the entire notion based on misconceptions and stereotypes.
I've known I've wanted kids since I
was one. Back when Ellyn and I were teenagers and "getting busy", both of us were half hoping for an "accident", knowing that things would find a way of working out great. Alas, that didn't happen, and we waited until the budget worked out-- and then, parenting has actually managed to exceed
my sky high expectations.