The number of babies born in the US in 2018 fell to the lowest level in 32 years, according to a 2019 report by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The numbers indicate an ever-growing trend of more and more young people, especially millennials, opting for a childfree lifestyle.

Even though the joys of growing a child are undisputable, skipping parenthood may often seem an appealing decision to millennials who face college debts and enormous costs of living. Instead, many opt for the freedom of traveling, experiencing things, and cherishing their personal independence.

But in order to find out why exactly so many people make the decision of a childfree life, we have to look at what these people have to say themselves. So we rounded up some of the most illuminating tweets on the joys of life without kids that will surely give everyone a lot to think about.

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Sleazy Weaver
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1 month ago

This needs to be at the top. I never even realized this before but this is so important.

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Juan Hernandez
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1 month ago

me , myself, yo mismo, our self , and i are all great family members

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Kudos! That is the cutest costume and child I have ever seen.

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To find out more about why some people opt not to have kids, Bored Panda reached out to Amy Blackstone, professor of sociology at the University of Maine and the author of “Childless by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family & Creating a New Age of Independence.

Amy explained that people opt out of parenthood for both internal and external reasons. In terms of the internal, “research shows that common reasons include a desire for autonomy, an interest in spontaneity, and a preference to nurture relationships with partners and others in their life.”

Another interesting finding according to Amy is that childfree people cite concern about the environment, concern over the state of world affairs, and concern for the children who are already here. “Increasingly, I'm hearing from childfree people that environmental concerns top their list of reasons for opting out of parenthood,” she said.

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Aria
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Tbh I don’t want kids they are loud and messy and I don’t want to procreate please don’t downvote.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Or children running on the same spot all day long.

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me
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1 month ago

They should be the one putting the dollar in!

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When asked about the kinds of joys that childless life can bring, Amy confessed she was happy to hear the question.

Amy, who leads a happy childfree life herself, said that “One of the most common myths about childfree people is that we live sad, lonely lives. Nothing could be further from the truth.”

“People without children report that they enjoy nurturing the bonds they share with their partners and friends, that they feel fulfilled by having the time and resources to give back to their communities, and that they appreciate the freedom to pursue a wide variety of interests, passions, and hobbies.”

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Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
1 month ago

Not to mention infertility is a thing, trauma is a thing, mental and physical health issues that are passed down are a thing. There are so many reasons someone might be childless and it isn't your business

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Jumilicious
Community Member
1 month ago

Amen to that.

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes... that's all we want. if we feel like having a kid, we'll borrow a nephew or niece for a week just to get it out of our system

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Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
1 month ago

I refer to my human kids as "skin babies" all the time. They think it's hilarious. They also call our cats their brothers and sister

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WineWeedWife Report

nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

children are EXPENSIVE, it's beyond me to think that people have more than one of them. AND you have to keep spending to care and nurture them until they are matured and ready for the world on their own. based on the culture you are raised from, that could range from 18y or until they have a stable job and/or married themselves.

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me
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1 month ago

Plus tattoos don't cry!

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

that would send a message

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Creative Name
Community Member
1 month ago

cheers i'll drink to that, bro

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Gwen
Community Member
1 month ago

Priorities.

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JiminKimLip7
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1 month ago

That's my favourite!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Ha, ha, ha! God, that's too funny.

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MrsPossum
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yes!! I never understand this. I once literally had a woman tell me I needed to have kids as soon as possible, then she spent the next ten minutes moaning about her kids and how she wished she'd never had them?! I thought that was pretty....weird.

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

YES

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

relaxed

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NinjaWolfy94
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1 month ago

This should be higher, it's so accurate xD

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

same boat friend

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

I consider my friends as my family, and I certainly don't plan on having children with them.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That was always what I said when I handed back my nieces and nephews to their parents.

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MrsPossum
Community Member
1 month ago

Oooh yes, I get this a lot. Tattoos, no kids... It feels like it's open season on my life sometimes 😬

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Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

Plus when you realize nobody is actively destroying your house, you don't have to waste time/money on food they won't eat, & that you can own even mildly delicate things without fear.

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Candice Ravel
Community Member
1 month ago

Or working retail and seeing those little crotch goblins screaming and throwing s**t everywhere. I actually feel my ovaries shrivel up when I witness this.

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
1 month ago

Ha! My ex-wife did this at a gathering of my family once. No one ever handed her a baby again.

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
1 month ago

for real the kid is 6 just say 6. im not a f**king calculate or calendar

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that the person who posted this is using an avatar of Princess Caroline, a character whose major arc on the show "BoJack Horseman" is that she really REALLY wants to have a kid.

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Ozacoter
Community Member
1 month ago

Let’s apply that to commited couples who are not married. A lot of people in our generation doesn’t marry, at least in Europe.

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me
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean they're not wrong, the pictures are very baby

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually, that sounds great.

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chescaleigh Report

Sleazy Weaver
Community Member
1 month ago

Hell yes, keep doing you Auntie Shark!!

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nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

nosey coworker; "hey when are you gonna marry and have kids? why not? it's worth it, TRUST ME!". also nosey coworker: "YOU wouldn't know, having kids means you no longer have time for yourself, let alone sleep undisturbed."

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Mieke Fabry
Community Member
1 month ago

4 kids and slept in until 9am, it's not al bad 🤣🤣

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joltofimpulse Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
1 month ago

Every choice is nice, when it's a choice :)

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WhoresofYore Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this saying. For years, I've had to put up with: "When are you going to have kids?", "You're not?", "Why not? You'd be a great mom", "What's wrong with you?", "Everyone has children", and "You must be the most selfish person on earth". Nope, I'm just self-aware.

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Scott Garibay
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes it's selfish not to create something that you parade around for attention and gifts, and stealing people's free time.

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Mal
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1 month ago

I AM THE LAST OF MY TRIBE

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Myrtle Yoma
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1 month ago

Day care costs $12000 a year for one kid....kids cost WAY more than $15000

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nanashi
Community Member
1 month ago

hey, this is a future I'm working on to make it a reality!

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Luther von Wolfen
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1 month ago

Hey - I enjoyed "Zootopia" every single f***ing time.

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Juan Hernandez
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1 month ago

jajaja dying laughing

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goldengateblond Report

wandile dludlu
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1 month ago

Humans are such a bad design... now I understand villains in movies trying to change humans to lizards or something

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Juan Hernandez
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1 month ago

a whole new out look . thanks

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Juan Hernandez
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1 month ago

living the dream

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catslave6
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1 month ago

LOL!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, that's right. I'm the cool aunt, not the nagging parent.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I know what you mean. I like to tuck my cats into bed at night.

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