Samuel doesn't explain how you go about asking an unconceived child for consent. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Mumbai resident Raphael Samuel disapproves of the fact that his parents didn't ask his permission beforehand.
The utterly bizarre stance is part of a small but growing movement known as 'antinatalism' which contends that giving birth is morally wrong.
According to Samuel, his parents brought him into this world to benefit them, not him.
"I want to tell all Indian kids that they don't owe their parents anything," he told The Print
. "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."
"Other Indian people must know that it is an option not to have children, and to ask your parents for an explanation as to why they gave birth to you."
The odds of him successfully suing his parents over the matter however are practically nil.
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