Twitter user Shane Morris was so worried about child-free people that he felt compelled to share his thoughts
He says Millennials who are not having children will be shocked once they turn 40. He thinks we will run out of things to do by then and regret our choice to go child-free.
He says our lives will soon get lonely without the connections parents form through their kids
Child-free people soon showed Mr. Morris he was alone in his early onset midlife crisis
Oh man, that sucks for you and your wife. Your amazing life sounds so empty without little children to worry about.
If Morris has kids, they would be glad to know of the role they play in their father's life
Ah, so those are the connections he was talking about
Being child-free gives you the freedom to choose when you want to party without worrying about child care
There are people who would have loved to have children but with society valuing putting productivity above everything else, parenthood just doesn't get prioritized
Child-free doesn't equate to an empty life and unfulfilled potential
Be good to your kids, Mr. Morris
"Kim, there's people that are dying."
As adults, it is up to us to form those meaninful bonds and strong support system. You don't need children to do that.
Kids are not there for you to pin your hopes and dreams to. They are human beings that you are responsible for.
There's a lot of projection going on here
What kind of life will you lead if you don't have kids to traumatize?
Living in their minds rent-free
We will have as much fun as we do now, just a little slower
It's cheaper to buy a Porsche
Question for the people who are in their 40s:
Morris is right, they look super sad and confused. If only they had children. Curses!
This is a public service announcement: do not have kids to save your marriage. Please.
Having kids doesn't guarantee an outpouring of love on your deathbed
Your friends can be your family. You don't need to be blood-related to have a lifelong emotional connection.
When you have kids, you have to let go of some of your personal dreams to prioritize their needs but Morris isn't talking about that, is he?
Will this changed Morris's mind? Probably not.
You don't even have to be 40 to feel sad and confused. Children will not change that.
It wasn't a choice that was made easily, it was a decision that was made thoughtfully. We are going against the norm but the decision to be child-free is not an inherently bad one.
Paging Mrs. Morris, do you have any comments?
Your life shouldn't just be about your kids. Will you follow them around once they move out? No! You find purpose in your life and catch up on all the parties the child-free people have been throwing!
Spot on. The only thing we are missing out on is parenthood. Nothing else.
Some people who agreed with Morris's line on thought came out of the woodwork to support his claims
Apparently, child-free people will have very sad deaths despite all of the comments above that show otherwise
That was your choice and we didn't bash you for it. For some reason, the choice to be child-free is even more controversial that others feel the need to weigh in on someone else's personal choice.
Good for them but you are correct that parenthood is not for everyone
It is frustrating that people are still so hung up about this. Yes, an aging population will become a problem, but unless a dramatic shift in how our society functions in the next few years, child-free people are unlikely to change their minds.
Child-free people shouldn't be judged for their choices. There is more than one way to live a happy life and if you find your happiness through parenthood, then good for you but you shouldn't force your choices on other people. Did you hear that, Mr. Morris?