I don't think his age makes it a shallow experience for him - his temperament does that - but his age is something that should have made him stop and think. Some people don't have children earlier in life for whatever reason and then have left it too late; it's unfortunate - but we shouldn't embrace a society that just allows ANYONE to acquire children irrespective of age and personality.
He has a younger partner. It's not just about him
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Does that mean because Elton's older, that David should be deprived of the chance to have a child? If Elton was taken ill and died, David would be there. It's not just age related things that can deprive a child of a parent either. Accidents, car crashes etc can do the same.