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I visited a friends that has a 1 year old baby. She asked me if I wanted to get a dog, and then asked me if I wanted to get a plant 😂. She said it was a good way to start carrying for something else and get experience for the future. I think this is hillarious I don’t see how a dog or a plant will fulfill my life. 😂

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My life is ultimately better with my dogs than without. But it’s nothing like having kids and I wouldn’t try to equate them. For one thing I know my dogs love me back lol

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Why can’t some people understand that we’re fulfilled already 😂

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Totally agree! I knew a couple decades ago I did not want children. I love dogs, but I didn't get one until I was ready for one - more a financial and space issue than anything else. Plus she keeps all my secrets and no judgments.

Get a cat. Less effort and it’ll snuggle.

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My cat sleeps on my head. I’d love a cat that was a little less snuggly....

I usually just blow those folks off and refer to them as breeders. When it's a person I care about and they go in hard; it ends up turning in to a really unpleasant conversation. I think it is so sad so many people feel like their only shot at making a difference in the world, having a meaningful life and their legacy depends on having children (topics that always get mentioned in the conversation). If it gets really unpleasant I drop the bomb. That was your parents plan too, and now you kick the can down the road and put that pressure on you kids?

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Agree, and might I add pathetic. it sounds mean but truly, why must your meaning in life depend on on someone’s else’s existence?! I also find self—aggrandizing to talk about leaving a legacy for both important public figures and the average Joe-schmo but especially the latter. Let’s be real, no one cares other than you. The whole thing is just bizarre if you really critically think about it

Sorry, totally forgot that I was born with functioning ovaries for the sole purpose of procreating 🙄

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I specifically don't have animals or plants at my house because I don't want something that dependent on me for survival. Plus, you can care for stuff and not want children and you can have children and not keep pets or plants. Either way, it's my business & you are not my momma to tell me what I need to do.

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