There was big concern in 2020 when a study found that not only is the birthrate in the United States continuing to fall, it’s dropping faster than ever. What that means is that, as the population ages, there will be fewer people able to work overall, and fewer younger people able to keep society healthy while caring for those who are getting older.

Some want to pretend that the reason is that this generation is selfish and all about themselves, but these 14 young people are about to prove there are dozens of very valid reasons for choosing to live childfree – whether you really want to or not.

14. He has charts and everything.

Take your time processing it all.

13. You have to have an extra $15K a year to spare.

Too many people can’t even imagine.

12. People are out there just barely surviving.

No one wants to put a child into that situation, too.

11. And honestly, what argument would the other person have?

Because…you can?

10. It’s definitely more work than you think it’s going to be.

Not everyone is down for that, and that’s ok.

9. It really does make sense.

It would be weirder if they were rising, honestly.

8. If you want to bring common sense into it.

Literally no one would have a kid.

7. Well when you put it that way.

The end is nigh, people.

6. Is that counterintuitive, though?

Because I’m not sure…

5. It could actually be the opposite.

Depending on how you look at it.

4. That doesn’t make a ton of sense.

People aren’t going to keep doing things “because that’s what we do” anymore.

3. It’s all about the money.

Like everything else.

2. They actually are considering future children.

And deciding not being alive on this h%*lhole of a planet is best.

1. There really are any number of reasons.

If they apply to you, don’t be afraid to say it.

As a mother, I’m a bit sad at the prospect of fewer precious kiddos, but also as a mom, I get it 100%. This life isn’t for everyone.

Do you have kids? Are you planning to? Tell us why or why not in the comments!