The Unconventional Choice: 15 Revelations Behind the Decision to Live Childfree
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Having children, for many people, is just what they saw in their future when they were younger. For many, it was just always thought that they would have a child or children when the time was right. However, not having children for whatever reason is a deeply personal reason for many. A user recently asked the question to the internet, “Why aren’t you having kids in the future?” and many people gave their answers as to why.
One user said, “Can barely pay for food and the roof over my head.”
A second user said, “Because I’m really selfish and don’t want to ruin my body, plus babies are expensive.”
A third user said, “Everything is already way too expensive. We can barely afford to live with how things are right now.”
A Redditor simply stated, “The curse ends with me.”
Another Redditor added, “I don’t want to pass on mine or my husband’s mental health issues, among other reasons.”
A user also said, “Personal choice. Kids are not a prerequisite for a fulfilling life.”
Liking Life How It Is
One Redditor said, “I like being alone.”
Another added, “I want the freedom to pick up and do what I wish when I want.”
Already Deal With Them
Another user said, “Work with them daily, don’t like them enough to take care of one 24/7.”
A Redditor also added, “I’m a teacher. Dealing with them for 8 hours a day is perfect enough.”
One Redditor said, “I have issues I’m working on and don’t feel confident or secure enough to handle a kid of mine rejecting my hug.”
Another Redditor added, “I find children unpleasant to be around, and I’d rather have money and a good social life.”
Not Enough Patience
One Redditor said, “I have patience but not enough for kids.”
This Redditor said, “I do not have the energy or patience to be the kind of parent a child deserves.”
The State Of The World
A user commented, “I feel it is a huge disrespect to bring life into the world in its current state.”
Another simply said, “I don’t think the world is a great place.”
Another user candidly said, “The idea of pregnancy terrifies me.”
Another Redditor shared, “Insanely scared of pregnancy.”
Don’t Like Them
One Redditor said, “Have you met kids? Hard pass.”
A second Redditor added, “Don’t like kids.”
A third Redditor added, “I do not like babies at all, and children are hardly better. No way!”
One user simply said, “Vasectomy.”
Pets Are Just As Good
One user added, “Pets are just as cute and require much less college tuition.”
Another user said, “A dog is the limit of my capabilities, and she can be left at home for a few hours.”
A user also added, “Seriously. I forget to feed goldfish. I can’t successfully grow houseplants. And you want me to grow kids?”
One user said, “I don’t want to.”
Another said, “I don’t have the mental capacity to talk to the equivalent of “drunk mini-humans.”
This user added, “Kids are gross. Snot-filled noses, and they’re too energy-draining.”
A Redditor stated, “Less sleep, less money, more stress, and more worries are not something I want. Obviously, there is more to children than that, but in my eyes, that’s all I can envision.”
This user said, “I have issues I’m working on and don’t feel confident or secure enough to handle a kid of mine rejecting my hug.”
Finally, a Redditor said, “I don’t have to deal with tantrums.”
Redditors came up with plenty of reasons why they do not want to have children. If you aren’t having children why? If you have children would you change time and not have them?
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