Being Child Free

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Being Child Free
Wed, 08-07-2013 - 12:25pm

I thought this was a good article for those of you are are undecided if they want to have children or not.  The author is talking about how tired she is of people trying to change her mind on having them: 

What? This is just ridiculous. There are any number of reasons that someone might choose not to have children -- maybe they want to throw themselves into a career, or have their free time to themselves, or perhaps they *gasp* don’t enjoy the company of children, or they may believe that the Earth has enough people and they don’t need to add to the population. How is this anyone else’s business? How is it more selfish not to have a kid then to have a kid who is going to take tax dollars to educate and annoy me on my next flight? How is choosing not to have a kid more narcissistic than thinking that your DNA is so rockin’ that it needs to go back into the pool? Why can’t we make choices for ourselves and let others do the same?

Read more: http://www.ivillage.com/my-being-childfree-shouldnt-be-your-problem/4-a-543619

Do you get the same types of comments from others?  Do you feel the pressure is making you second guess your decision process?