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The Shrink and The Sage

Can we be fulfilled without children?

I was intrigued by our reader’s choice of the word “fulfilling”. The childless might enjoy their lives, even find them meaningful, but can they be truly fulfilled? The more I thought about this, the more convinced I became that the whole idea of fulfilment is misguided…

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