I'm the kind of person that tries to think globally about everything. I want to preserve the Earth for the future. I want to see less violence and more love. I used to think that having a kid would only be another carbon-consuming mouth in the world. I would be so afraid of kids: what if the one I raise ends up being a horrible serial killer? Another dirty, lying politician? Do I really want that to be my kid?
But I've come to the realization that I am truly responsible for how I'm to raise this hypothetical child. If I have a boy, I'll raise him to respect women, to treat them as his equal, to reject the hypermasculinity that is so rampant in Western culture. If I have a girl, I'll raise her to be kick-ass (not literally!), to stand up for herself, to make her own decisions in life. If my kid is gay, bi, trans, whatever, they can be that, and I will love them no less. I will teach my kids to love all other beings on this earth, to care for nature and all her wonders. I will. This is my promise to myself.
I hope my kids think I'm weird when they're little, yet that they appreciate my lessons when they start growing "up."
On a related note, I love looking up kid names. It's so much fun to imagine these little people that may work their way into your life.