- Beyond evolutionary and societal drives, personal ones lead people to make other people
- Knowing why you became a parent can give you the insight to improve your parenting
This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director of CNN Health and Wellness. The series is on applying to one's life the wisdom and philosophy found everywhere, from ancient texts to pop culture. You can follow David at @davidgallan. Don't miss another Wisdom Project column; subscribe here.
(CNN)Have you ever asked yourself why you wanted (or want) to have children?