You're Childless By Natures Choice...
When I read all these posts by people who want to justify their own childlessness I almost have to laugh.
"I just want to enjoy my own life," or "I don't want to bring children into such a terrible world", or my personal favorite, "I really don't do well with kids." What a kick!
Really people, get a life. Who cares if you don't have kids. Try thinking of it as your own personal little Darwin award. Nature selected you to NOT contribute to the gene pool. Good or bad, it doesn't matter. You've been chosen. You only think it's your choice.
Nature want's humanity to go to the stars, and you haven't been invited along. Whether it's a starving mother in equatorial Africa, or Sara Palin, nature wants aggressive breeders, which you ain't, baby. You've been chosen for extinction because you're missing something humanity needs in the gene pool.
So quit trying to make it sound like you've made some higher choice - you haven't. The choice was made for you, and you just don't get it. The reason everyone you know is aghast at your "choice" to not have children is because it's a goal in opposition to natures intent - except in your case. Nature was looking for people with a desire to pop out babies by the dozen, and you missed the cut. You've been weeded out.
I have seven children and eighteen grandchildren, so far. My genes will probably go to the stars some day, along with Sara Palin's and that mother in Africa. As for you people, enjoy you life and then extinctionhood.