WOULD YOU CONSIDER RAISING KIDS AS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE?
Absolutely fucking not. I'm not gonna raise my kids just so they become my investments in the future. NO. As parents, it is their responsibility to give their kids a good life, without needing to pressure them to help them with financial needs in the future. If you can't take care of your kids, don't have kids. If you only have kids because you see them as slaves who will work for you and will take care of you when you retire, don't have kids. Kids have their own lives. They will have their own family. It is the parent's job to feed themselves when they get old, not the kids. Honestly, this tradition is sick and needs to stop. Stop seeing kids as your investment plans.
Have kids because you believe life is beautiful and it needs to be experienced.