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They say you give up your life for the next 18 years when you have a child.
That’s total bullshit. If you stop giving a shit about your kid the day they turn 18 just because you legally can, you’re a flaming bag of shit.
Your responsibility to your children never ends. Ever.
So if you are feeling pressured by those around you to hurry up and have kids before your uterus shrivels up, here are five reasons to not have kids.
1 – Overpopulation
As of 2017, there are over 7.5 billion people in this world and growing every single day. Our world cannot sustain the number of people currently on it, let alone the projected population increase.
Of course, you can still have a kid and not contribute to overpopulation by adopting, so keep reading for more reasons to not become responsible for tiny human’s lives.
2 – Sleep
Your body needs a solid 7-9 hours of sleep every night. You don’t really think you’ll ever get that again if you have kids, do you?
3 – Travel
I’ve literally never seen a parent traveling with their kids who didn’t look like they hadn’t sat down for a meal or slept in months.
Want to go on vacation without your kids? Good luck finding a babysitter you trust for long enough to go on a decent vacation.
4 – Money
The average cost to raise a child born in 2015 through age 17 is $233,610.
THAT DOESN’T EVEN INCLUDE COLLEGE.
Do you realize how many fucking epic vacations you could take for that much money, without having to worry about finding a babysitter?
Or, ya know, buy a house!
5 – You Don’t Want Them
None of the above reasons will matter if you truly have the desire to be a parent.
The most important reason to NOT have children is that YOU DON’T WANT THEM.
It’s no one else’s business whether or not you give up your life for someone else who will make you tired, crazy, and broke. If you don’t want children, don’t let anyone talk you into having them just because they feel like you should.
Still want kids?
If you can read all this and feel like it’s still what you want, please consider adopting instead of breeding. The overpopulation thing is real and terrifying, not to mention the fact that you could save a child’s life by adopting and getting them out of the system.