"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 children, some didn't. But it wasn't until that I decided that it wasn't for me that people really showed their hostility and disbelief at the decision. No one can ever seem to just accept it and move on, it's always, "Proposterous!' or 'You'll change your mind." Obviously not wanting kids isn't as common as I once thought. Which is a shame, because there are some people that really ought not have kids.
But i've never seen myself as that mother figure. I don't really like children, and I don't have the patience for them. Women seem to take all the punishment, where as men act as though being a '***** donor' is fufilling their position as fathers. And the argument about spreading my genes, or keeping the family line is no good. There aren't any admirable qualities I feel in dire need to spread, especially since you don't get to choose who will inherit what. Plus children always seem to grow up ungrateful or completely unrelatable. Then there's what pregnancy does to your body- yikes! And lastly, and I don't feel terribly bad for saying this, i'm sort of selfish. When I find someone I love and want to be with, I don't want to share them with anyone else, (a.k.a., a child.)
Anyways, I hope the paragraphs above don't sound like a rant, I was trying to sound reasonable. But if anyone has seen the first five minutes of the movie 'Idiocracy,' that is always what I think of when people bring up having children.
deleted 26-30 5 Responses 5 Mar 23, 2011