am I selfish?

Ok so I joined this reddit because I obviously do not want children. I am always happy for others who decide to because, someone needs to birth the next generation. It won’t be me but someone has to keep the world going.

The reasons why I do not want kids is because for one, I have ADHD. It runs in my family of both sides and while I know that it’s possible that I could have a child without ADHD, those are not odds that I am willing to bet on. Another reason why is because I also have bipolar disorder. My mother has it and my grandmother had it. Living with a mental illness just sucks. I would not want to pass that on to someone.

People tell me that I should have kids anyway and deal with them. I don’t think that it is right to bring a child that will face more difficulties than the average person because of my selfishness.

Am I horrible? Honest answers please.

am I selfish?