Not having kids is a job creator

By Garrett Mickley •  Updated: 01/10/24 •  3 min read

In the film Milk, starring Sean Penn and Josh Brolin, Brolin’s character says,

“Society can’t exist without the family.”

He’s not wrong.


There are about 140,000,000 children born per year

I don’t think society is going anywhere.

“The gays” certainly aren’t taking down the fabric of what keeps our communities functional. 

Insert gay interior decorator joke here. 

Removing access to books and cutting funding to education is what’s going to bring down our society, but that’s a post for another time.

And a “family” doesn’t have to have any strict definition.

Any group of people can be a family, if they want to be.

No sexuality, gender, age, or other restrictions.

Having kids isn’t what makes a family.

Don’t misunderstand:

I’m not saying people shouldn’t have kids. 

I’m not trying to convince anyone not to have kids. 

I just want people to leave me alone about not wanting to have kids. 

Besides, it’s a job creator. 

I’ve heard the argument that not having kids will mean that there will be no one to take care of us when we’re old. 

Sounds like a job opportunity to me. 

Plus there’s all the technology that will need to be created. 

For the most part, the technology exists. 

It just needs organized and combined appropriately to solve the particular problem. 

For example, this elderly couple horribly died in a house where the heater in their basement reached 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

This could have been avoided with a smart thermostat monitoring system. 

Privacy issues can be solved with open source software and hardware and solid policies. 

That’s actually a long term goal of my record label Approaching Utopia. 

Right now, we only release music.

Next will come literature.

After that, games.

And eventually software and hardware.

All will be focused on privacy, open source, Creative Commons, and DRM-Free.

Because we’re building a future where the media you purchase is YOURS.

It’s not just rented.

It’s not even borrowed.

Once you pay for something, you own it, and can do whatever you want with it.

That’s Approaching Utopia’s purpose.

By the way, you can help make this happen by picking up the 2023 label compilation and fundraiser, We Are Approaching Utopia In 2023.

Five more sales of We Are Approaching Utopia In 2023 and I’ll open up the availability for you to get paid to promote the album (and other Approaching Utopia media).

Garrett Mickley

I've been working in digital marketing for a decade and a half, and I'm ready for a career change. This blog is my journal.

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