About a month ago I stumbled upon an article on my Facebook that one of my friends had shared. It was an article written by a millennial stating why other people her age believe that people should not have kids one day. Now, I’m almost 20 years old and won’t be having kids for a while, but the idea of NOT having kids one day never really ever crossed my mind. However, I totally respect everyone’s opinion, and if they feel that having kids is not a part of their life's journey then so be it.
The article pretty much stated quotes from people my age about their views on parenting and why they shouldn’t do so. But I was really turned off by the brutality and language that these people used to explain parenting, even at one point comparing pregnancy to a parasite. The main issues these people had was time and money, and that having children would hold them back from chasing their careers. But when has having a career been more important than having a family? You’re going to have a career for only a certain point in your life, and then what?Just because I want to have kids one day doesn’t mean I’m going to automatically turn into a stay-at-home soccer mom that lives off her husband her whole life. There’s not a rule that says once you become a parent that your life as an individual stops. There are ways to juggle the two.So if you’re a millennial and your excuse for not having kids is because of your career or that “the world sucks,” in my opinions those are bad reasons. Yes, your career is important but it’s not going to be there forever for you.