Consent is the most talk about subject of late and for all the right reasons. But, ever heard of consent for forcing life on another human being?
As per few reports, a 27-year-old man Raphael Samuel, plans to take his parents to court for giving birth to him without his consent. He holds a belief called anti-natalism which is that humans are considered a destructive force to the earth and it’s wrong to reproduce, especially if the child did not agree to be born.
Not that he has suffered the misery of life way too much or he doesn’t share a cordial relationship with his parents but Samuel is very much not in favour of people giving birth to a child just for the sake of their pleasure.
“I want to tell all Indian kids that they don’t owe their parents anything,” he told ThePrint.
“I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure. My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.”
He also runs a Facebook page – Nihilanand to preach about anti-natalism. On his page he often posts messages like “Isn’t forcing a child into this world and forcing it to have a career, kidnapping and slavery?” or “Your parents had you instead of a toy or a dog, you owe them nothing, you are their entertainment”.
He wants others to know that there is clearly two options when deciding to have kids, either you do or you don’t. Hence, we should ask our parents for an explanation as to why they thought giving birth to us was a good idea.