Mad respect for those of you who reproduce and I'll let you finish talking about what a gift it is but let me just get this out 💁🏻
- •I'm selfish AFLike really. I love people and will do anything for them as long as I want to do that thing
- •What if it's dumb?I know people say "what if it's ugly" but like GUYS WHAT IF I HAD A DUMB KID
- •Bodily fluidsI cleaned up enough drunk people in college to know this is not my jam. I'll do it but I expect you to buy the drinks next time and babies can't buy drinks they're underage
- •No tolerance for painFucking super tampons have been known to terrify me on a slowflow day
- •Genetic predisposition is unkind to force upon an unsuspecting beingThey didn't ask to be born and I'd give them cynicism/diabetes/heart disease/addictive personality/alcoholism/arthritis/bone density issues/cancer/personality disorders/all the mean aunts. Yes I'm aware these aren't all scientific
- •It would be half an assholeGenetics got its own bullet point but this merits separate consideration. Half of the DNA to any child I would carry would be formed by a romantic partner of mine and NOPE. I've met those fools and none of them should have a say in the future direction of humanity. You can say "make better choices Mary" but that's an entirely different list prompt. Also, I'm a bit of an asshole.
- •9 months of sobrietyI have to be FAT and SOBER?
- •What if you damage them?!Sure some people come out great despite their parents. But what if I accidentally damaged a child to the point they damaged other humans around them? Emotionally or physically, both are terrible.
- •So see I'm actually doing society a favorSo if everyone would please stop telling me nonsense like "you're young you'll change your mind" and "just wait you're going to make a great mother" like its some sort of timing issue that I have an opinion
- •You're welcome!