Mumbai businessman Raphael Samuel, 27, plans to bring a lawsuit against his parents, who are both lawyers, claiming that he never gave them consent to be born and asking to be paid for the rest of his life for the trouble of dealing with life’s “suffering.”
Though he admits consent cannot be determined with an unborn child, he says he owes his parents nothing because it wasn’t his decision to be born.
Sound crazy? Well, not to an anti-natalist, who believes life is so miserable that procreation should stop. Says Samuel, who can be seen on YouTube with fake beard and sunglasses, “There’s no point to humanity. 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.”
Even stranger, his mother admires her son for the lawsuit. In her statement, Kavita Karnad Samuel says, “I must admire my son’s temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers . . . I’m very happy that my son has grown up into a fearless, independent-thinking young man. He is sure to find his path to happiness.”
So far Samuel has not found a lawyer to take up his case.
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