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I Don't Want Kids

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    Breeding

    I've decided not to have children for quite a few reasons. I could probably write a book about this topic, but I'll only list a few here. First, the latest average cost of having one child is roughly $241,000 before college. I also read it will be about double that amount...
    BillSPrestonEsq BillSPrestonEsq 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    They Think I'm

    It's hard being 24 and having people looking at me like I have 3rd head just because I don't have kids yet. I got married at the very young age of 18. Even though I jumped fast, I still don't regret my marriage to a very wonderful man.  But I live in the South, and here...
    timelessaire timelessaire 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2007

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    After watching and taking care of

    so many babies and toddlers, I pretty much had my share of child raising. I don't need my own, I'm 18 and already burned out. Plus, there are 7 Billion+ people on this Earth, we don't need anymore people. It would be perfectly fine if most of this generation didn't reproduce...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    I never have loved the idea of having kids

    but it was officially confirmed I never wanted children after my sister had my niece. Hard work. I'd rather focus on myself, children ruin so many opportunities.
    CharlesMansonism CharlesMansonism 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    Why Is Pregnancy Viewed As This Incredible Accomplishment? It Grosses Me Out

    When a woman (usually a celebrity) announces that she knocked up, it is looked upon like this miraculous, awesome feat. Why? Any idiot can get pregnant. No matter how stupid, poor, incompetent and emotionally unstable you are, if you're a female who has periods and a uterus...
    bolistoli bolistoli 56-60, F 18 Responses Aug 31, 2011

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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 4 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    I'd rather help the earth

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

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    I've heard a lot of people say: "Kids are a God

    blessing". Oh they are? Let's analyze that shall we: Well first off, I've heard pregnancy is a real b*tch, but that's only just the beginning. You see kids are always screaming, crying, keeping you up all night in the process. Kids are some of the most obnoxious things on the...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    About once a month I have a dream

    where I am pregnant. I consider it a nightmare! Anybody else get this?
    thedokken thedokken 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Not Gonna Do It

    I really do like (note, not love) kids. I enjoy being around my nieces and nephews and friends' children. But never ever do I want any of my own. My main reasoning is - -I am selfish and I love it. It's just husband my and me and our cats. I wouldn't want it any...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 13, 2007

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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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    If I have kids, this is what could happen to

    them 1: I have very low stress tolerance levels. I could ignore the child because I can't take care of it properly from the extreme stress. The child could end up dying because of being mistreated. 2: I was born with mental weakness on two sides of my family. It's likely the...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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    kids aren't my thing to deal w/ & be

    responsible.ain't gonna happen soo no way
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't want kids. Plain

    and simple. When I'm in a store and when I hear kids screaming on top of their lungs, I actually HAVE to leave the store or go somewhere else in the store for peace and quiet. I actually get angry when a child screams. At times I just want to yell at them to keep quiet even...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm literally terrified of children.

    I can hardly stand being in the same room as them. I don't know why, but I've always felt this way. I don't ever want to be pregnant or adopt.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Also, I'm Jumping On The Top Ten Train...

    Top Ten Lists are fun. David Letterman should do one about reasons why having kids isn't awesome. 10. Childbirth. The pain, vomiting, tearing, drugs, no drugs, screaming, blood, goo, post-birth-floppiness of the cooter. All of the above = bad. 9. Family/Friend Obligations. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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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 3 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    I'm infertile anyway

    so it's just as well.
    LadyRosenberg LadyRosenberg 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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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 13 Responses May 30, 2009

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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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    I'm afraid I'll be just like my parents

    and my children will turn out like me. Just thinking about it makes me disgusted
    fuccfuse fuccfuse 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    I think kids are obnoxious,

    whiny and annoying. I just literally do not have any patience for them.
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2014

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    Not right now!! I always regret having sex

    after because I'm afraid I'll have a kid even when I wear protection.... Not sure how likely it is
    mfsc76 mfsc76 18-21, M Jan 8

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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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    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 6 Responses Feb 12

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    Childfree Is The Way For Me!

    Hello.  My name is M, and I don’t want kids.  There, I said it!  Why is it that admitting that I don’t want to have kids seems almost as bad as admitting that I’m addicted to drugs?  It’s because in our society, it is simply expected that you will have children. That...
    microwench microwench 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Some of my friends got kids at a very young age

    and they couldn't handle it. They were unhappy, the kids were unhappy, even my rich friends couldn't handle it. I thought that if you had enough money then you would be able to take care of your kids, but that's not true. I wouldn't be able to handle kids.
    MelodieSlute MelodieSlute 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    So yea Im married now.

    What is the deal with people always asking me when im gonna get preggers? wtf is up with this shyt? I always thought and still do think that pregnancy sounds more like a parasitic invasion then a blessed event. Thats just me though. A belly the size of Rhode Island, sore...
    myaahwavesgoodbye myaahwavesgoodbye 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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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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    I'm terrified of kids.

    I hate them, I can't stand being around them. I certainly don't want any of my own! Haha!
    SteloCasisto SteloCasisto 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    iaintcomingupwithausername iaintcomingupwithausername 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    uhhke uhhke 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2014

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    Maybe I will eventually

    but right now I see them as annoying, germy, rude, screaming tiny people. Also they scare me o_o
    KuroKitsune KuroKitsune 13-15, F Nov 12, 2014

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    I have NO patience with kids at all.

    I have anger issues and I would probably get mad and yell at my kids a lot if i had any. My mom knows this side of me and she has seen it so she doesn't expect kids from me which i am grateful for. I told her I'm not going to have kids and she thanked me XD lmao. I have a...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I already have 3 kids from my first marriage,

    a 5 year old boy a I had twin girls last year. My ex cheated on me when I was pregnant so I kicked him out. No my divorce isn't final yet. My new man I've been with for 5 months and I told him I don't want anymore kids. He is okay with that.
    youreallywanttoknow youreallywanttoknow 26-30, F Feb 17

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    I don't want kids because i have mental illness

    and i know i am not gonna be a good mom. :( And my mom's abuse still affect me today.
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Funny conversation at work the other day.

    .. Child: Are you a mom? Me: Nope. Child: Whaaaat? Then what are you? Me: I'm just me. I'm a Speech Therapist. Child:...but you don't have kids? Me: No, but I do have dogs :] Child: That's weird. Even children are starting to judge my life choices!!!! :P
    QuietChristi QuietChristi 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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 10 Responses Feb 17

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    I just hate it when people say “you will

    change your mind as you get older”! Guess what, I said I didn't want kids when I was 15, now I'm 25 and I still don't want kids! I just can't stand the noise and I don't have the patience! hate it when they look at me like I don't know what I am talking about. Seriously you...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    "You'll Change Your Mind When You're Older!"

    No, no I will not change my mind whe I'm older, and i'm tired of hearing people say that. Is it so wrong for me to know what I want, and stick to my beliefs? Growing up, before I had ever thought seriously on the subject, it seemed like parenthood was a choice. Some people had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I don't know if it's

    because of all the experiences I've had working with children but it's definitely convinced me to not have kids. That, and I don't think I'll ever be satisfied with my own life enough to want to settle down forever. I've only seen a small fraction of the world and I haven't done...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I don't want kids. I never have.

    Ever since I was a little girl I never played with dolls and I had no interest in being a mother. As I got older, other people and family members asked me about what I would be when I grew up and all of them were shocked when I said I didn't want children. They kept telling me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    What's the point of having any anyway?

    Having a big belly for like 9 months just for another human being who is going to **** on your face when growing up? Or the perfect husband who won't be so perfect at all when he'll want to divorce to continue his ''own damn life'' They just make me wanna slap the crap out of...
    indiebabe46 indiebabe46 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...cause it would break me.

    If they turned out as sensitive as I am, and they probably would, I couldn't bare the taught I condemned them to life in a world they can never learn to adjust to, that would constantly drain them, bully them and generally make them feel inferior to selfish ego driven ppl, who...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2014

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    After living with old people my whole life

    and doing nothing but taking care of them, hell no I don't want kids. People think I'm selfish cause I want to live alone and never have children but that's coming from people who get to live their own lives and not theirs with someone else's. If that makes any sense.
    birdoparadise birdoparadise 22-25 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    Rant time: It really ****** me off

    when I'm asked if I have children & get the whole pity look & act when I say no. I got so sick of it today I snapped ***! I love kids don't get me wrong. I was always the babysitter,but it was never the right circumstance or person.I've reached an age now that I don't want to...
    Lovingmyselffirst Lovingmyselffirst 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 12

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    When i was in high school,

    i had a health class where it had those mechanical babies that cry, scream, laugh, etc. I was hoping i was having a nightmare. Unfortunately, i wasn't. My teacher would have a few students at a time to take a baby home for a few days then do a report afterwards. But taking a...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Bringing a child in this horrible country India

    is the worst thing I could ever do. I hate my parents for bringing me here. Its the worst country in the world. No way in hell am I going to commit that horrible crime.
    Satorax Satorax 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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