Why will you decide to be childfree even though you are fertile and could have child/children?
Children represent a significant time and financial investment. Parents often say that they live their lives for their children and it can be easy to see how they forgo everything else to care for their kids. The balance of this is the love for and from the child. It's a rewarding experience even though it's a lot of hard work. For people who do not have children, it can be harder to see the benefit side of things (other than 'babies are cute'). In other words, you can't miss someone you've never met. So you can't necessarily know the rewarding side of having children until you've had them.
So, some couples might decide not to have children because they like the way their lives are currently, rather than they don't want their potential children. It's all about living the life you want to lead, and in some cases that doesn't involve becoming parents. It's not a negative choice it's just different.
It depends on a few factors ..can you afford to take the responsibility of caring for a child? Is your partner fertile? (Sometimes couples stay childless because one person is medically unfit ...eg..unhealthy sperm count) .. thirdly .. under what circumstances would the child be born into should you even contemplate having one? .
You get my drift? .. Being fertile's not the only reason one should have a child ..it is a big responsibility that goes beyond how hot your loins are
Looks weird really. Not having children by choice goes against the law of Karma and not something in the long run will give any satisfaction to a individual, who makes such a choice.
Being fertile doesn't mean that you want to have children. That is the most inane premise I have ever heard. We are humans, not unthinking lower life forms who just merely procreate. Even though people are fertile, they have the intelligence not to act upon it. Human beings are creators of their lives. They can decide to have children or NOT. In less modern eras, people who were fertile HAD children because there were no advanced preventives available; however with advanced preventive technologies, children are an...OPTION.
Not everyone wants children. In fact, I DEFINITELY have MORE respect for childfree people than people who incessantly & mindlessly produce children w/o thought, consigning such children to poverty, struggle, & deprivation. Those are the SELFISH ones who could care less about the outcome of their children. They have used their fertility to have children that they cannot take care of, educated, nor give them a quality of life. At least childfree people put a lot of thought in their decision while those who incessantly produce....DON'T........
by Joan King3 years ago
Are there any advantages to never having children?
by Victoria Lynn3 months ago
What are your thoughts about not having children?So many people want to have children, and they question those couples as to when they are going to have children? Are they really asking "when not?" or why not?
by David Livermore3 months ago
Is it ok that I don't want to have children?Considering my age I have realized that I won't have children. Is that ok? I know this always disappointed my mother (who is now deceased), but the last couple of...
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 months ago
Why are those who elect to be childfree are DEMONIZED as selfish, narcissistic, andeven indulgent while those who have lots of children are IDOLIZED as giving, loving, selfless, and even exemplary parents of the year?
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 months ago
What is the MOST STUPID statement you have heard about childfree & 1-child families from people whocome from large families? People from large families, on average, have the most vitriolic prejudice against...
by L a d y f a c e3 years ago
What is your ideal maximum age for having children? At what age would you say 'no'?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.