Summary. The financial cost of having a child may be close to $1 million when both direct expenditures and opportunity costs are considered. This shows the value of using the most effective birth-control methods, like the implant and vasectomy. Sterilization methods have the additional advantage of being a self-commitment mechanism against compromising on your ideals later in life.
A wondering wandering mind trapped on a planet with too many thoughtless beings. Most days I don't mind. Some days it bugs me. Other days it drives me mad.
For fun I spend time following thought trails like this:
And trying to untangle all my thoughts about things like this:
I’m insatiably curious about human nature.
I am a self-contained think-tank looking for other self-contained think-tanks.
I also participate in a flash mob, play tennis, do animal rescue and collect pretty rocks found in high up places to which I hike.
How about you?