@mamamia-user-482898552 and Cat, thank you for your input! This last paragraph is indeed what seems to resonate with people the most. It does sometimes annoy me to be asked because to Cat's point, it shouldn't be a question up for debate, however I also understand this is unusual for many people, and curiosity prevails. Fortunately, it most often comes without judgment or malice. We are all descendants of people who had children, and part of human nature is to do what we know, so choosing to remain child free will always be the minority (in my humble opinion).
@jojo.onthecorner Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it. It was absolutely the intention to remain without judgement. As an avid feminist, I always try to be supportive of all women's choices, including those that aren't my own. There are many reasons why people choose not to have them, personally it is a lack of desire to change my current life. Although I am sure I would love my child and be a responsible and loving parent, I view children as weights holding me down in my life and projects, a burden to my freedom. I am myself one of three, and loved having brothers to grow up with! Hope this answers your question a little :)