Unpopular Opinion - Never Want Kids
Completely off topic post but hear me out.
I'm male, late 20s, working in London, and I never want kids. I know I am still young, but I have never been more certain of anything in my life. I could write an essay on my reasons why, but it mostly boils down to the fact that I do not see any of the "benefits" as beneficial to me personally. I do not care about leaving a legacy, I don't care about getting lonely when I'm old, I don't need children to give my life purpose, no desire to pass on my genes, etc.. On request, I will be more than happy to go into more detail...
So why am I posting this here? Well, something is really grinding my gears lately. Most of my colleagues, clients, advisors, or anyone in my network either have children or plan to have them in the future. I'm often scared to mention it, but whenever I do I am usually politely told my opinion is wrong, "you'll change you mind when you get older" etc. Even after a long in-depth discussion, I will still be told I am wrong for not following the status quo.
My question is:
Is there anyone else experiencing something similar to this? It may not be kids, but perhaps experiencing a general lack of inclusivity in the workplace due to a lifestyle choice?