January 8, 2020

Paul Graham on Having Kids

Very thought provoking essay by paulgraham.com:

What I didn’t notice, because they tend to be much quieter, were all the great moments parents had with kids. People don’t talk about these much — the magic is hard to put into words, and all other parents know about them anyway

With a a few hard punches:

I hate to say this, because being ambitious has always been a part of my identity, but having kids may make one less ambitious.

​And a closing slap in in the face:

[…] The fact is, most of the freedom I had before kids, I never used. I paid for it in loneliness, but I never used it.

This one inspired me to revisit a few drafts and put something together.


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