Years ago, a fellow I went to high school with shared an odd thought. He and his wife chose not to be parents because they felt unqualified.
They honestly thought, considering the life experiences both had seen, that it would be an injustice to bring children into this world, both to the child and to the world.
The thought he shared was this: “Adolf Hitler may have had one thing right. People ought to have to have a license before they can have children.” Over the years I’ve witnessed some unfortunate situations that make me think Brian had it right.