A girl and I were arguing about this yesterday. One of my good friends has a younger brother. He's 12 years old and is mentally disabled. I'm not sure exactly what his disorder is but basically he has the mind of a 2 year old and is legally blind. So she was telling me how it would be so sad to have a child like that and how I would feel. I told her that I would never keep a mentally challenged child. I've heard from all my older brothers and sisters that when you have your own child you love it unconditionally and would do anything for it. But honestly if my child was like that. It would never amount to anything. You would have to spend all this time and money to care for this thing that will never achieve anything. It can't even move, talk or eat without help. In my opinion it's just a waste. She was saying how you would want to care for it and do anything to make its life better. But this thing has no concept of life. It doesn't know what life is. Its basically nothing. You could take it to see the greatest things in the world and have no meaning to it. It doesn't care. I would want a child that I could watch grow up. See it say it's first words. Be able to walk on its own. Play sports with it and do all these things together with it like a normal child. I really don't see all the effort of going through all that to keep this thing alive when in the end you don't get anything from it. You can never be proud of it or see it be successful. She was getting pretty mad and said she hopes I never have kids lol. I asked a few of my other friends and they said the same thing I did. tl;dr So blades, would you keep a mentally challenged, non-functioning child?