[FnG]magnolia;24472476 said:^ I agree but many of the people in this thread saying that they don't want kids have also added that them being selfish is at least one defining factor in their reasoning. I'm not saying it's a constant but it's at least a thing.
I'm sure there are plenty of people who don't want kids because they are either broken manchildren, scarred by childhood experience, harbouring a real hatred of children for whatever reason etc etc...
There are plenty of us who have taken a pragmatic, well-reasoned position on why they don't want to get involved though.
I can make a positive contribution to my niece's life by doing fun stuff with her, helping her out with her studies, paying for school trips, treating her on the odd occasion and also offering guidance where I feel able. I don't see the point in having my own because in all honesty, that'd be another human on the planet that isn't really needed. That and I'd be a really crap dad and husband with my awfully short attention span.
Had a scare once with an ex who was deliberately trying to get pregnant despite telling me she was on the pill. That was NOT fun and cemented my position even more.