Re: Ego vs being on a MISSION
- On 29 Mar 2007 01:57:10 -0700, Michael W. Dean <kittyfeet70@...>
Why do you podcast? Is it just for the simple warm fuzzy ego boosts,
or do you believe you're changing the world?...on a MISSION?
I'm most definitely on a mission. So many childfree people I know spent a
long time feeling very alone in their choice and their reasons for it.
The most common new listener feedback I get is "I thought I was the only
one!" I want them to find the (mostly) happy worldwide childfree
There are thousands of voices pushing parenthood. I want want people to
really think about the major lifechanging choice of having kids, to
evaluate their capacity and wilingness to take on those responsibilities
and sacrifices, not just the Kodak moments of our cultural default, and to
realise that it isn't for everyone. Which really means I ought to write
more promos and cast them in a wider net. *sigh*
http://www.gettingby.net/index_files/TASCF-promo1.mp3 is my current promo
(thanks to Mike M for the sound editing!). If anyone wants to suggest
other promo ideas, I'd appreciate it.
Check out The Adult Space Child Free Podcast, my writing, and my
photography at www.gettingby.net
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christine Fisher" <podcast@...> wrote:
> On 29 Mar 2007 01:57:10 -0700, Michael W. Dean <kittyfeet70@...>
> Why do you podcast? Is it just for the simple warm fuzzy ego boosts,
> or do you believe you're changing the world?...on a MISSION?
> I'm most definitely on a mission......
> There are thousands of voices pushing parenthood. I want people to
> really think about the major lifechanging choice of having kids, to
> evaluate their capacity and wilingness to take on those responsibilities
> and sacrifices, not just the Kodak moments.....
WOW! Listening now, and loving it, with the wife. (we're parents, but
kids are adults, out of the house, and we got married in our 40s.
Loving it.) We've subscribed, and will be recommending you on both our
podcasts next week.
I am also a fixed kitty, got fixed 8 years ago (when I lifed in
Frisko. Got it done, in Marin, at Planned Parenthood, for free.
Interesting too....they made me come back three times, to make sure I
"really wanted it." Reminded me of a waiting period to buy a gun.
I told the lady at Planned Parenthood "I think they should make you
have three interviews to have kids, and spay and neuter people on
street corners for free with no wait." She agreed.
Debra Jean tried to get fixed 23 years ago, in the hospital after
having her second child, and they wouldn't do it. Told her "What if
you change your mind????"
Kids are nifty, but the world population has doubled in my life time,
and that's causing a lot of the problems.
And there's something damn nifty about being a child-free couple in
love. Sleep in late, more time, more money, etc. The wife is sitting
next to me editing a podcast, I've taught her how, and we realize if
we had toddlers they'red be no time and no quiet for that.
They used to give people a free transistor radio in India for getting
fixed. I think they should start doing this again in the US, and give
people an iPod for getting fixed.
Episode 0030 of Clone The Homeless http://www.clonethehomeless.com/
is mostly us walking around a mall muttering to ourselves, "BAAAAH!
Childeren! EWEEEEEEEEE" for about an hour.
P/s, I love this: