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I Don't Want Kids

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    Nah I'm a bad dude walking a real dark street ,

    I couldn't do Mother Earth the disservice of creating another me .
    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Doing The World A Favor

       I have never liked kids, most of my family thinks I love kids. I would be really embarrassed if they found out some how that I don't. I don't wanna be judged just because I'm not like most women in the world who want kids right off the bat. Half the reason why I stayed a...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 23 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I love kids but I can't see myself with thenm

    in the future I'd rather be free without dealing with the responsibility
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30

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    The Reason Most People Have Kids

    The main reason I don't want kids is because most young women I know (including my own mother) were scared to be alone got knocked up by the first guy that showed them attention and got married or stayed together for it. Years down the line they're miserable hate each other even...
    NocturnalNightmare NocturnalNightmare 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    Before we married I told my husband I didn't

    want children, and probably never would. I told him I understood if he didn't want to marry me because of my choice. I feel the whole kids/no kids divide must not separate spouses - I wanted him to have a way out before we tied the knot, if kids were important to him. He...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    I Still Don't Want Kids.

    I was only a kid, around 10 years old, when my 16 year old sister, Jamie, had her first baby (Nathan). Then my mom said to me, "Don't be like your sister." I remember thinking, "Don't worry, I won't." A few years later I was in high school and saw so many girls who were getting...
    xoxodoll xoxodoll 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I've always known that I don't want children of

    my own, for multiple reasons I'm not a patient person. I want to live my own life. I don't want to live the life of my children for 18 years. There's too much that I want to do in life. In my opinion, it's selfish to have children these days. The world is hell and we struggle...
    EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind EternalVexOfTheLogicalMind 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Most children are either malevolent

    and destructive, or annoying and parasitic. I'm not saying it's their fault, just that I would never want to subject myself to that. And imagine what kind of parent I would be if I had kids, Jesus Darwin ****. It would be a nightmare. There's symbiotic relationships in which...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 18-21 5 Responses May 13

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    Manipulation does not work on people

    who don't want kids. Parents who do it to their own kids, are horrible parents. Who the **** gave them the right to do such a thing? They do it because their kids are not giving them what they want so those parents are trying to make their own kids feel bad about themselves and...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 9

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    Nothing frustrates me more

    than being told I will change my mind when I "get old enough" or "meet the right man." These things imply that as an adult I am still not fully capable of making decisions and that the decisions that I will make in the future are not my own, that they'll be based on a man in my...
    charmyxd charmyxd 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    I'd rather help the earth

    than humanity...
    TerminaHero TerminaHero 18-21 Apr 22, 2014

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    Even though I prefer puppies,

    kittens, or any other baby animal than human babies, I still don't like seeing something giving birth.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't want them, I don't want to sacrifice my

    life for 18+ years, I don't want the stress and anxiety of parenthood. And most importantly, I want my own space on a regular basis.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I've come to realize over the years,

    I have the best morals out of most of my family. But I still don't trust myself to raise a kid.
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F Jul 7

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    Because of the medical problems I have,

    I feel like I'd have a really tough pregnancy. Also, I tire out easily, so I don't think I'll have the energy to take care of a kid. And I really don't have a dying need to have children, so I don't see the point to bring more unloved children into this world.
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    They are loud,messy,annoying,

    most aren't very smart, do stupid stuff and cost a lot, plus it means just another mouth to feed besides your own an your partners, that means you'll have less money for food,water, rent/mortgage, insurance, house and car mateinance and other stuff. Means more money in case of...
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 6

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    my husband and I are

    so happy we made the decision to forego kids. we love the quiet, the freedom, and our kitties!! hell I can barely take care of myself some days, I don't need that kind of pressure either. there are enough kids running around who are complete lost souls, kind of like I was...not...
    kdelrio kdelrio 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    it really ******* irritates me to no end

    that people would just ASSUME you're going to have kids. seriously, what the **** is up with that ****? just because someone you know or yourself had kids, doesn't mean I'm going to. why do people ALWAYS ******* assume? just ******* stop with the assuming and respect child free...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    Yea So I don't want Kids

    and I don't think so I own an explanation to people why? I mean hell yeah it's my oven and it's my choice whether I want to bake something or not:) I just Don't want Kids.
    liftingmind liftingmind 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    not because I don't want kids I just don't want

    my own. what's the point in bringing another child into this world when there are already so many that need our help? I could make someone's life better so why shouldn't I? when I'm ready I'm going to adopt and bring love and happiness into their world
    tamzin100 tamzin100 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I want a life built on success

    and achievements, not a genetic predisposition to be a walking incubator.
    Shirousa Shirousa 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    Nope not me. In the beginning I wanted them

    and now I rather tie my tubes. I just cringe when I see babies and kids. I lived with my ex bf and his sister who had 2 and at the end of the day I was like " nope not for me." They weren't bad kids but like all kids they're a lot of work. I just prefer to live in a clean, big...
    Broke2Fabulous Broke2Fabulous 22-25, F 4 Responses May 19

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    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I have never wanted kids,

    I can't spend my entire life on giving my all to a child, I will accept sterilization on any given day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 6

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    You know what really bothers me?

    When people ask me why I don't want kids and I tell them it's because I don't like them, they come back with "you were a kid once." Seriously, what's your point? Just because I was a kid once doesn't mean I have to like kids. That's stupid. I can't handle them. They're too...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 12

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    My mom keeps saying "When you're married"

    or "when you have kids" as if it's going to happen 100%. I am so worried of the pressure I'll experience to have a family in the future.
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Something that grinds my gears is

    when people tell me I will change my mind. I really doubt I will. Having a kid would involve me to have sexual relations with a male, and I really don't want to do that. *sigh* I sometimes feel like people don't respect my Asexuality.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 6 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I have dogs and guess what?

    I considered them as my children and nephew (I consider my brother's dog as my nephew). Yes, I did not give birth to them and yes they are not human, but you know what? they are considered as part of the family, part of my life. I bathe them, feed them, water them, play with...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F Jul 6

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    The Top 10 Reasons....

    10. I've got no motherly instinct. I've never felt it at all, even when around babies. I don't see the facination. 9. Screaming and whining just grate on my nerves. 8. Pain of childbirth? No thanks. Stretching out that area down there? No thanks. Chance of ripping...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F 11 Responses May 30, 2009

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    I will never have children.

    Not because I detest them, or because I have no maternal bone in my body, or because I probably am unable to due to my raging health issues, but because I wasn’t mothered well. My own mother is and was unstable, extremely violent and full of an exaggerated empathy for...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    And to be clear right away; this has nothing to

    do with my lifestyle in whatever form. I get along great with the kids of my friends and relatives and I do a lot of voluteerwork that involves childeren, so it´s not that I hate kids either. I am 31 now and so is my boyfriend. We have reached an age where people around us...
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 21

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    It is not, I repeat, NOT selfish to not want

    kids. It is your choice and your life. People need to quit acting as if the world is going to end if you choose not to have children. What people need to do is mind their own damn business. Also, what people need to stop saying is, "You'll change your mind when you get older" or...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm tired of all these mombies running around

    acting like women who aren't reproducing, are the most selfish people on the planet. Exactly how is it selfish to not want kids? Neither women who have kids nor the ones that don't aren't doing the world any favors so why does it matter? Also, I just plain don't like children...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I don't want to tell anyone

    that I want to be infertile but I do so bad. I feel like my mom would say I'm stupid my boyfriend and his family would be sad because they all want me to have kids and I might be young but ever since I was like six or seven I've been repulsed by the idea of having kids I hate...
    Loverk3u Loverk3u 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    With my genetics, any children I have will have

    a huge chance of being legally blind before puberty. Very high susceptibility to addiction, and plenty of genetic mental disorders. Then there's the fact that I have a terrible temper. Plus, they'll be freakishly tall. (I'm 6'6".) The world is already overpopulated anyway. Why...
    Franse Franse 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I don't wanna sound selfish,

    but honestly I don't wanna be held responsible for another life when I can barely take care of myself. My mom tells me that she wants me to have her some grand babies and we end up arguing because I genuinely do not want kids, and honestly if I ever did get pregnant, I'd...
    NettyHope NettyHope 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    fatimamaryam fatimamaryam 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    I wrote a longer post about this before,

    but I saw this link recently and had to share it. People often act shocked and call me "selfish" when they find out that I don't want kids. But here is a link showing the devastating effects of overpopulation: http://amazyble.com/world/devastating-effects-overpopulation/ Who...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 12

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    I have a HORRIBLE mother,

    and because of her and my dad a horrible childhood too. So, why would I have kids to suffer the same I did. I don't want to be like my mother, I like kids but I think I'll have a better life without any childrens, just doing everything I want without any responsability of kids...
    Onixgurl Onixgurl 18-21, F Jul 20

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    I think I would rather eat a bowl of Cheerios

    out of Rosie O'Donnell's belly button.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 5

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    Period Period, Go away I don't need you,

    I don't want kids some day
    0KatieKat0 0KatieKat0 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The thought of a thing growing

    and feeding inside my body disgusts me and makes me nauseous.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 17

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    Who needs kids when there are homeless dogs

    needing love? Fur babies will be my only children lol
    Emma1ee Emma1ee 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Tatius Tatius 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I do not want to bring kids into this crazy

    messed up world. But I do want to help the ones already here.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly 26-30, F 6 Responses May 31

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