Ever wondered in your childhood why you came to this earth? Provided you did that, you could follow the example of this man suing his parents for birthing him.
Raphael Samuel, a 27-year-old man from Mumbai, is hatching plans to sue his parents for the reason that they gave birth to him without his consent.
In an interview with an Indian website, Sam reveals that he enjoys a good relationship with his parents, though he thinks he doesn’t owe them anything.
“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.”
Strange as it may sound, Sam isn’t alone in propagating the above-mentioned beliefs, as his ‘child-free’ movement has supporters all around India, with a goal of spreading awareness about their movement in the country of 1.4 billion people.
What’s more, these people haven’t adopted their concept out of thin air. Instead, they follow a world famous belief system known as Antinatalism.
Proponents of Antinatalism believe that it is just morally wrong for people to procreate, citing the resulting human misery which can be avoided if people stopped procreating.
Consequently, they argue, if a child hasn’t given permission to his parents to give him birth (though they don’t say *how* that permission could be granted), their mother has no reason to give birth.
His Mother Responds
As if his claim wasn’t outrageous enough, Sam has also posted online the response of his mother, who claims that ‘she would accept her fault’ if Sam could prove how could they have sought his consent.
“I must admire my son’s temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers. . If Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault”
Furthermore, as is the wont with mothers, she sided with her son by blaming media by focusing too narrowly on Sam’s claims and not giving enough attention to what his beliefs could portend for the rest of the world.