You can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the countryside, you can be carefree….
It might be better – more comfortable – to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two cats and the dog. Is this true or not? Have you seen it?
Then, in the end this marriage comes to old age in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness.
~ Pope Francis, criticizing the “culture of ‘well-being’ that says life is better without kids,” as quoted by Religion News Service, June 2