The world is vastly different than it was for our parents.

Most of the younger generation are getting married later in life, unable to afford their own homes, and are avoiding having children altogether.

Are you curious about that last point? There are many reasons why people are choosing to never have kids.




 

They don’t know anything about taking care of a human being.

If someone struggles to take care of a pet fish, parenting might not be for them. Answering all of the baby’s needs is what taking care of them means.

 

They’ve had a bad childhood.

“Did you have a bad childhood? I did and I don’t want to pass on the dysfunction to the next generation. Also, I feel like I didn’t really have a childhood, so I deserve one now.” – Redditor GirlDwight

 

They love the ability to do anything.

A peaceful picture was painted of being able to do whatever they want, like sleeping in on a beautiful Saturday morning and hitting the gym without a babysitter first.

 

They’re self-absorbed.

A peaceful picture was painted of being able to do whatever they want, like sleeping in on a beautiful Saturday morning and hitting the gym without a babysitter first.

 

They’re not envious of other parents being tired.

“I’ve been to plenty of family gatherings where kids are screaming and running wild basically, and all I can see is how tired the moms are. I’ve never left thinking ‘yeah, that’s the life I want’ either.” – Redditor idrodorworld

 

They had to raise their siblings.

You’re too busy raising someone else’s children to have the freedom of childhood.

It would take the excitement out of having kids.

 

They only prefer being an uncle or aunt.

You can take the kids out for a while, be a big kid, and then return them to their parents if you want, according to this Redditor.

 

They don’t have the patience.

“I now work at a place with lots of visitors including screaming rowdy kids and entitled parents. Seeing both, I don’t have patience for kids and I don’t want myself to turn into my kids’ adults.” – Redditor I_love_pillows

 

They don’t wish to develop postpartum depression.

PPD or the baby blues are a very real thing.

Many celebrities have been outspoken about it before and the impact it had on their medical health. “no thanks I’ll have to pass,” wrote one Redditor.

 

They’re expensive.

It takes a lot of money to raise a child.

It’s not for people who want to keep their purse strings tight.

 

They don’t want them to affect their relationship.

This person made a point. A relationship can be strained by having kids.

We watch it all the time in movies. The romance with kids is hard for couples to maintain.

 

They’re dealing with medical issues.

“Too mentally ill from childhood trauma and have various autoimmune diseases. Wouldn’t be fair to have a child when I’m not completely present for them. Love kids but not for me.” – Redditor sheakat1997

 

They like traveling.

“My wife and I want to travel and enjoy ourselves. Having a kid means not being able to do all that, and it is just not fun to deal with all the stress that comes with having a kid.” – Redditor NotBreaking

 

They’re scared of pregnancy and giving birth.

“I’ve always had a lifelong fear of pregnancy and childbirth and I’m a very small person who suffers from a number of physical conditions that would make a pregnancy extremely difficult and risky.” – Redditor a-wheat-thin

 

They’re scared.

“I’m terrified at the thought of sharing my body with another being, terrified of giving birth. I’m afraid of being unable to take care of and raise a child. Also, I’m afraid of being unable to afford a child. I’m afraid of my past affecting my children.” – Redditor Next_Wing_5577

 

They don’t want to take up the responsibility.

“I want to live my life, not be weighed down with a responsibility I don’t want and wouldn’t be beneficial for me. I like having the freedom to not have to deal with all that.” – Redditor TheSorge

 

They don’t want to bring kids into this messed-up world.

This Redditor said it best:

“This world is stupid, corrupt, full of [expletive]. Why would I want to bring anyone into this mess?” Given the world in 2020, this makes sense.

 

They don’t want to deal with the stress.

“Every time I see parents out with their kids, the parents look tired and frustrated. Grocery store, restaurant, movie theater, etc. It makes me uncomfortable and sad for them. Why would I do that to myself?” – Redditor Cyber2354

 

They just don’t want children.

“I don’t want kids. There’s literally no other reason,” wrote this Redditor. Another echoed that they were simply born that way.

“Have just never desired children. No particular reason,” they shared.

 

They value their mental well-being.

Being self-aware is one of the most valuable qualities a person can possess.

I have nothing but respect for the man who said that they don’t have the mental stability to provide a good quality of life for a child.

 

They don’t think that the kids would take care of them in their old age.

My family has tried this tactic on me several times, but I’m not buying it.

If you’re only having children so as to make them your personal caregiver, why not save up for a live-in nurse?

 

They give a lot of value to their career.

Being a parent means either mom or dad stays home with the baby while the other goes off to work.

This can create a hierarchy in the house and it can also cause resentment over time.

 

According to them, kids are annoying.

Some people don’t think it’s cute when kids are running around the house.

Some prefer the peaceful atmosphere of a tidy home and just find the prospect of entertaining a child to be an annoyance.