I'm 22. My girlfriend and I live together and get along incredibly well. I have a stable job and a stable home. Life is going relatively well.
I'm not sure I want to have children. On one hand, being a father would be an incredible experience, and providing a person with the care and love that my father did with me would definitely be a worthwhile experience.
On the other hand, I struggle a lot with impulsiveness and a few other issues(ADHD, Partial Deafness, Auditory Disorders, etc) and I'm afraid of passing some of these values or disorders onto my children. If you look at my previous post(s), you can see that I wasn't the best child growing up, and I'm not sure how my parents handled it. Were my child to be like me, I don't think I'd be cut out for that, and the child would suffer as a result.
Me and my girlfriend are on the fence about kids. I have no doubt she would make an excellent mother, but I'm unsure on my own abilities in this picture.
How can I determine if I'm ready to be a father?
Note: Although possibly not relevant, we have though about adopting as well if we do want kids, but that's the subject for a different question.