I hate the way companies get people to rate themselves. It's a ruse to avoid lawsuits.
The bottom line is say a m gr has 20 direct reports. Upper mgmt says only 8 can get exceed. The rest go thru a bizarre game of psychoanalysis that leads them nowhere.
Notice the consumer's don't get factored into this?
We pay for sports teams and movies and music and a small # gets all the money.
The income inequality thing is there but it has been manipulated for political leverage in many cases.
The more you think you have convinced yourself not to have kids, the wider the door opens. Every human before you has had to deal with evil and heartache as well as joy and the mountain top.
But if you don't want to have kids the please don't. Adoption is good but don't do that either. When you want to place yourself to the side and take on the responsibility, then adopt. Otherwise just stick to dating or marriage and do something good with that.