When you know, you know!
Bringing a child into the world is one of the most beautiful things you can do in life: You’re creating life, literally growing a little human inside of you. It’s a miracle! But then… they cry for no reason, scream at the top of their lungs, and poop themselves for years. They throw public tantrums for no apparent reason, they destroy your home with constant messes, and they deprive you of your sleep.
That’s if your lucky. You never know if your child is going to be born with a terrible medical issue or grow up to be a complete psychopath! You just give it a try and hope for the best. Well, that’s not a game of roulette everyone is willing to try. People on Reddit share the moment when they first realized they never wanted kids.
Walked past that ‘play area’ in a mall. The sound was deafening. (OrangeGreen2013)
In the 8th grade I had to take care of a robot baby. The first night I had it the damn thing woke me up at 2:00 am screaming as loud as it could. My mom hears this and comes into my room. All she sees is me cradling this robot, not knowing what to do and freaking out. (basically crying)
My mom takes the baby into her room and starts cradling it until she thinks to herself “wtf am I doing?” She then proceeds to wrap the baby in a series of blankets and put it in her closet for the rest of the night.
I myself would proceed to do this every night until the assignment was over. F*ck that robot. (DownstairsBathroom)
I just looked around and felt that the world already had a sufficiency of children. Why add another one when we are already well over quota for population density in my area?
Also, we don’t make enough money to support a child the way I would like to. Growing up poor was not pleasant for me and I wouldn’t want to make someone else do it. I’d rather save up and chip in for another promising kid’s college who doesn’t have the money than spend all that money doing half-assed financial stability on my own personal child. (84th_legislature)