So I just saw this article about Sarah Silverman called “Is it irresponsible for the depressed to have children?”
This is exactly how I feel.
It is a deeply personal decision, but I personally feel that, with the hell I endured as a child? How dare I bring another child into this world who may have to endure that personal hell, both with the illness and a parent with the illness? Granted, I am currently not nearly as sick as my father, and have no intention of ever becoming that way, but I will still have plenty of issues. I can barely manage to care for myself and a cat. How am I supposed to raise a child? Even with a spouse’s support, which is not always a guarantee, I would still affect any child with my mood swings and occasional outbursts of anger. And what if my kid ends up just as sick as I was, or god forbid, worse?
It was no way to grow up, and it’s no way to raise a child.