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A year-old Indian man plans to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. Mumbai businessman Raphael Samuel told the BBC that it's wrong to bring children into the world because they then have to put up with lifelong suffering. Mr Samuel, of course, understands that our consent can't be sought before we are born, but insists that "it was not our decision to be born". So as we didn't ask to be born, we should be paid for the rest of our lives to live, he argues. A demand like this could cause a rift within any family, but Mr Samuel says he gets along very well with his parents both of whom are lawyers and they appear to be dealing with it with a lot of humour.
In a statement, his mother Kavita Karnad Samuel explained her response to "the recent upheaval my son has created". And 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," she said.
Mr Samuel's belief is rooted in what's called anti-natalism - a philosophy that argues that life is so full of misery that people should stop procreating immediately. This, he says, would gradually phase out humanity from the Earth and that would also be so much better for the planet.
So many people are suffering. If humanity is extinct, Earth and animals would be happier. They'll certainly be better off. Also no human will then suffer.
Human existence is totally pointless. A year ago, he created a FacebookNihilanand, which features posters that show his images with a huge fake beard, an eye-mask and anti-natalist messages like "Isn't forcing into this world and forcing it to have a career, kidnapping, and slavery? Mr Samuel says he remembers first having anti-natalist thoughts when he was five. One day I was very frustrated and I didn't want to go to school but my parents kept asking me to go.
So I asked them: 'Why did you have me? I think if he'd been able to answer, maybe I wouldn't have thought this way.
As the idea grew and took shape in his mind, he decided to tell his parents about it. He says his mum reacted "very well" and dad too "is Anyone want a bbc up" to the idea. But that's what I'm trying to say - everyone has the option. In her statement, his mother also said it was unfair to focus on a "sliver of what he believes in". He is sure to find his path to happiness. Mr Samuel says his decision to take his parents to court is only based on his belief that the world would be a much better place without human beings in it.
So six months ago, one day at breakfast, he told his mother that he was planning to sue her. I will destroy you in court. But I do want to file a case because I want to make a point. His Facebook posts have also attracted a lot of responses, "some positive, but mostly negative" with some even advising him to "go kill yourself". He has also had worried mums asking him what would happen if their children see his posts.
To those abusing me, let them abuse me. But I also hear from many who say they support me but can't say this publicly for whatever reasons.
I ask them to come out and speak up," he says. His critics also say that he's doing this to get some publicity.
This simple idea that it's okay to not have. But it's not that I'm unhappy in my life. My life is good, but I'd rather not be here. You know it's like there's a nice room, but I don't want to be in that room," he explains. You might also be interested in:.
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