Continues from Questioning The Societal Norm of Parenthood Part 1a
We’re living in an era, where more people are becoming less like the herd mentality and more independent thinkers.
And while many more people are going to make these mistakes via unplanned pregnancies, I think based on the recent research that more people are becoming conscious of living intentionally and being very conscious of their decisions because they know the potential consequences.
And that’s why I decided not to have kids. I live life on my own terms without kids. You have less responsibility, more time and money. And when you have kids, you usually have the opposite of that.
I don’t desire to have kids because I value my freedom too much. I’m not willing to sacrifice that for the sake of having a kid. I’m not say that to discount the opportunity to be a parent because many people still want the opportunity.
But my point is that you shouldn’t be doing it because it’s the societal norm that you feel obliged to follow.
Questioning parenthood is a conscious consideration to determine the future of your life.
When you become a parent, you’re putting your life on hold for the next 18-20 years. You’re not the priority anymore. Is that what you really want? Or is that what your parents want for you?
The old adage says, “Misery loves company.” Have you considered that your choice of becoming a parent may make your friends happy because they can no longer be jealous of your childless life?
Was it worth the cost of time and money to be socially acceptable?
If you’re not a parent yet, perhaps it’s worth considering a long-term reversible contraceptive treatment. With this option, the surgical procedure can be reversed if you and your partner desire to be parents later in life.
Until then, I hope you’re questioning parenthood.
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