There’s a grave misconception that one requires offspring in order to fulfill their lives and establish a legacy. Procreation has been heralded as the single-most pivotal act we, as human beings, can perform. Therefore, by not doing so, one has “selfishly” committed an unimaginable disservice to our species. Allow me to state with absolute certainty, that this is complete and utter bullshit. Further proclaiming that not only do I appreciate the standpoint of those who chose not to have kids. But, genuinely applaud their foresight.
An Argument for Not Having Kids
I’m an avid subscriber to the philosophy that “not all are meant to be parents”. Being one myself, I admit to having moments where I’ve questioned my own competence for this task. Although I sincerely love being a father and can see no life without my son as the primary focus. The overwhelming responsibility, at times, is rather off-putting.
Some Parents Just Shouldn’t Be
Some parents have kids with no comprehension of the hardships associated with their choice. Yet proceed to, motivated by self-serving agendas foregoing a healthy nurturing environment. Whereas others seem to have had no intention of attempting proper parenting practices, ever. Nor, try to adjust their chaotic lifestyle out of an accommodation for their children. Perceiving their predicament as a punishment for all involved. These people can go fuck a turd for the burden they bestow upon their children and the negligence they dispense as a direct result. This only serves to fortify my resolve towards those who’ve opted out of the “baby craze”. Because at least they’re forthright regarding their capacity to bring a child into this world.
Kids Aren’t For Everyone
Allow me to commend all the non-parents out there for your candor. Those intuitive individuals who have witnessed others taking the plunge into parenthood and wanted no parts of that shit. Those who simply knew that kids weren’t for them and stand firm in their conviction. These realists would likely (and ironically) make amazing parents due to their strong sense of self. But, may choose to satisfy their maternal instincts as incredible aunts, uncles or mother and father figures. I hold you all in the highest regard and feel that you are all living your truth. Not having a child is perfectly okay.
There are countless horror stories involving mistreated children. That, if their (so-called) parents had displayed an ounce of reflection regarding their inadequacies, before birth, could’ve been avoided entirely. No child has ever asked to be born. Therefore, they shouldn’t be left to feel unwanted or unloved. Non-parents should be celebrated because they’ve chosen NOT to subject a child to a home of regret and uncertainty. Their maturity in realizing that the challenges related to parenting aren’t conducive to them is admirable. And, they all have my unwavering respect. For, true honesty with oneself is often the hardest cross to bear.