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Posted Apr 18, '13 at 3:03pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

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Knight

We know many types of possible family structures; nuclear families, extended families, single parents, hetero couples, homo couples, families involving more than two generations...

I wonder, what do you think? How would you ideally design a family? Is there even such a thing as the ideal family, or is anything good as long as it works out in each specific case? Advantages, disadvantages, if any at all?

 

Posted Apr 19, '13 at 1:35am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

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This was interesting. Reminds me of Brave New World: "everyone belongs to everyone else".

 

Posted Apr 19, '13 at 4:58am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,856 posts

As long as everyone is happy in the family, I see no problem. Homosexual, hetero, single parent, two parents, it doesn't matter.

 

Posted Apr 19, '13 at 4:12pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,260 posts

Knight

This was interesting. Reminds me of Brave New World: "everyone belongs to everyone else".

It's not so stupid, as long as you don't say "everyone belongs to everyone else", but stick to what she mentioned, "it's everyone's responsibility". Doesn't mean parents have no special responsibilities though..

Part of why I started this thread was because in France, they recently passed through marriage for everyone, but there have been ongoing (probably out-of-hand) protests in favour of traditional families (father, mother, children), arguing they were demonstrating "for everyone's liberties". WTF?
 

Posted Apr 19, '13 at 9:14pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,119 posts

they recently passed through marriage for everyone

hmmm. do you maybe have a link? i have no idea how to picture this. =S
 

Posted Apr 20, '13 at 3:38am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,260 posts

Knight

My bad, it is not yet 100% definitive, but almost. Anyway, link here.

 

Posted Apr 20, '13 at 8:20am

partydevil

partydevil

5,119 posts

aha, it's about gay marriage..... i'm for that.
gay rights are the same as human rights for me.

"marriage for everyone" sounds a bit like. family can married whit eatch other or that someone can married whit their pets or children. or something weird like that. i'm against that.

 

Posted Apr 20, '13 at 9:52am

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

5,378 posts

as forger said. as long as everybody is happy its a great family in my opinion. i think that a child would rather have a single mom/dad or gay/lesbian parents then a family that makes him stressed every day (and i say that from experience). people who are against this usually just dont like seeing different families and actually dont think about whats best for the children even if they claim to do so.

 

Posted Apr 20, '13 at 6:45pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,119 posts

i think that a child would rather have a single mom/dad or gay/lesbian parents then a family that makes him stressed every day

(i leave out the gay/lesbian parents part now)

maybe the child would rather keep the single parent. while the parent feels the need for someone.
then what would be the best option?
they both have different needs and feel good whit a different composition of the family.
 

Posted Apr 20, '13 at 8:44pm

VonHeisenbourg

VonHeisenbourg

379 posts

This was interesting. Reminds me of Brave New World: "everyone belongs to everyone else".

I was actually thinking of exactly this, but only because I just finished reading the book, and now having to do an essay on it in school.

P.S. Brave New World is an awful book, and I don't suggest it for anyone.

or is anything good as long as it works out in each specific case?

This.
 
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