Thanks, but no thanks
Very recently I had long conversations with my sister and an old college buddy on my most favorite topic – being childfree by choice. Needless to say, I had to play defense all along. I just seem to enjoy it, since I have everything to gain and nothing to lose in our choice. It just bothers me to see smart people making this life choice mostly under the pressure of our child-obsessed society and trying to convince everyone that it is the most fulfilling “duty” in the whole world. Through our conversations I could sense regrets as well, when they both agreed that they could not enjoy the “me-time” anymore.
Just when I thought I was sick of the parental myth and bullshit, this fantastic post brightened up the day:
The Myth that Must DIE
No kids for us, thanks. We both worked very hard for the life we have now. I consider myself a lucky person to have a wife who cherishes her personal freedom, enjoys hiking the outdoors, and forever ready to take up an adventure together. Given the direction the global economy is heading, there is no way we could throw this life to the trash bin in one fell swoop. We would rather devote our free time in volunteer work, community projects like habitat for humanity, and helping people in need. There is so much to do and so little time. I think it is a great recipe for a simple, modest and an overall happy existence.