At this point, it’s not that strange to hear that someone doesn’t want to have children, or even if they do, they choose not to because of their mental health, their finances, or because they think the earth is dying and don’t know how long it will last.
Most people can understand why they made the choice they did, but some people still judge them. Like this 42-year-old woman who went as far as giving birth to two more children just to make up for her daughter, who isn’t planning on having kids.
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Most people just judge those who don’t want children, but this woman had to do something...
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There is a post going around the internet that was written by a 42-year-old Gen X woman. In it, she says that millennials are ruining the world, and this time it’s because they don’t want children, and people like her have to take care of them.
The woman keeps talking about her 22-year-old daughter, but the youngest millennials are about 27 years old, which is a completely different stage of life.
The woman is mostly upset with her 22-year-old daughter, who is going to be sterilized.
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But the point is that the woman is sad that her daughter decided a while ago that she doesn’t want children and plans to get sterilized. People were surprised that the daughter managed to find a doctor who would sterilize her because apparently, most doctors refuse even older women’s requests, but the best part is yet to come.
The problem with not having children, according to the 42-year-old, is that there are souls who are searching for a way to join their family, and if her daughter is not having children then she must do her job for her.
Because that means their family is keeping souls from joining them
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The 42-year-old woman says that her daughter is selfish because she doesn’t want children, but it’s clear that she didn’t want more kids either because she says she’s “stuck having and raising two babies.”
People also thought it was weird that the woman’s family jokes that her 1.5-year-old daughter is the 22-year-old daughter she doesn’t want. This is because the woman is being blamed for abandoning a child and shamed for not wanting to make the world full of people whose needs aren’t met because their parents can’t handle them.
So the woman came up with the solution, which was to compensate the missing children by giving birth herself
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When AskAubry posted the rant on Twitter, a lot of people saw it for the first time. They were pretty shocked because the argument sounded like it was made by someone who was crazy. They also didn’t think it had anything to do with being from a certain generation.
But she is right when she says that millennials aren’t having kids. The BBC says that the average number of children born around the world fell from 4.7 in 1950 to 2.4 in 2017. CNN says that most women in the US have an average of 1.3 babies.
She doesn’t try to hide the fact that she didn’t want to do it, because now she has to raise two toddlers in her 40s, and her daughter thinks that’s mean.
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Business Insider suggests a few reasons for that. One of them is that having kids costs a lot of money. The Heller School for Social Policy and Management says that 63 percent of full-time working parents “would have a hard time paying for market-price full-time care.” This is because it costs an average of $230k in the US to raise a child until they are 18 years old.
Another reason is that women now have more choices about what they want to do with their lives. Before, they could only be a wife and a mother. A study from the University of Arizona found that climate change contributes to overpopulation and overconsumption by making people worry about the future. Business Insider also says that climate change is a factor because people are scared of not knowing what will happen in the future.
People had never heard of this hot take before, and they felt bad for the woman’s children
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We shouldn’t forget that there have always been people who didn’t want kids. It’s just that now it’s more socially acceptable to not want kids. Also, more people are talking about how they wish they hadn’t had kids or how much they love not having kids.
Some people don’t think it’s worth changing their way of life for their children, while others don’t see themselves as parents or don’t want to pass on their trauma to the next generation. No matter what the reason, not having children is the best way to be selfish because it doesn’t hurt anyone.
They are really sure that the woman is not totally sane and needs help.
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What would you tell the woman who wrote the long, angry letter? Do you think that her way of thinking is typical and that other people have kids for the same reasons? Do you think that the choice not to have children is selfish? Tell us in the comments what you think.