Thoughts On Jennifer Aniston NOT Being A Mom

Having children, for many adults, is one of the greatest joys of their lives. It is also the greatest challenge of their lives.

In the upcoming September issue of InStyle, Jennifer Aniston addresses a number of issues regarding her personal life. One of the issues is that she does not have any children.

Since nearly the beginning of humanity, women have been told over and over again that they have one job: to bring a child into the world and raise it until the child reaches adulthood.

Some women, for any number of reasons, are not mothers. Some do not want children, others may have a physical or psychological condition that would only be complicated by pregnancy.

Of course, there are nay sayers who come back with the usual responses: “you just have not met the right person” or “wait till you get to a certain age, you will regret not having children”.

Frankly it’s no one business whether or not Jennifer Aniston or any woman has or doesn’t have children. She is an actress who is one of the lucky few to sustain a decades long career in Hollywood. Where she has succeeded, many have failed.

While the lives of the rich and famous have always been compelling to the masses, I find this spotlight to be ridiculous and a waste of time. There are so many issues that Americans are facing these days, the fact that Jennifer Aniston is not someone’s mother should not be and is not headline worthy news.

 

 

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