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  • I am facing a personal truth thats hitting me hard these days
    that being childless holds a double meaning, maybe triple, for me

    first, of course is absence of children in my life - this does not have to
    be obvious consequence of being childless and feeling that condition
    as a loss in my life. Culturally, it works against me however.

    -if you keep a scorecard for not sowing one's own seed I am informed that
    genetically I never existed, a zero! Most people I know have had children
    that are now grown and so they have empty nest which is different than
    never having existed.

    So feeling in this loss a personal judgment I looked
    around at parents of young kids and parents whose children have become parents themselves.
    I know they wrestle with their guilt and sense of obligation of what kind of world
    they pass on. I am not so burdened nor obligated!

    I can choose to do what I want and work with children that I care for!

    I signed up as mentor in First Lego League which is hands- on
    program to help kids feel comfortable in a world that places monetary value
    on what they know in fields of science, technology, engineering and math
    I know it from years of study and work in these different fields. May be I
    can have some impact!
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