What's a good way to handle this?
I'm 42 now and a loner by nature. My brother is 40 and is just the opposite, he's an extrovert. He just told me his girlfriend is pregnant and I had mixed feelings. On the one hand I felt good for him, but on the other hand it left me thinking. I know myself enough to know that I'm not meant to have either a relationship or children. I've forced myself into having relationships but they all end up saying "There is no passion", so I've come to accept me as I am. But sometimes I think, what will I leave on this world when I die?
People who have children leave their children in this world (they "continue" to live through their genes), but what about people who die without descendants? I feel weird when I think of myself in a relationship and with children, but when people close to me start having children, I feel they're doing the right thing and I'm not. Has anybody experienced this?