I can't express enough how parenthood changes your life. There is this misconception that you should procreate children to fulfill your destiny. I call it misconception because parenthood is not for everybody. As an example, just check today's news and will see how many people shouldn't have had that privilege. We live in difficult times where family values are not what they used to. Respect has been lost in time, behaviors have been modified, disciplining and instructing has gone south and north. On one side the law will punish you if overdo, but on the other hand, giving too much freedom will spoil your child making him/her one more in the list of non-functional people living among us. I'm not saying that you shouldn't have kids; its just the times we are living now make it really difficult.
As a father, I understand that raising children is not an easy task, Its a responsibility with yourself, your family and your society; and the way you do it, will affect these three groups forever.