An Indian man from Mumbai wants to take his parents to court for bringing him into this world without first asking for his consent.
Apparently, the 27-year-old person named Raphael Samuel holds a belief called anti-natalism which is that humans are a destructive force to the earth and it’s wrong to reproduce, especially if the child did not agree to be born.
“I want to tell all kids that they don’t owe their parents anything. My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigmarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist,” Samuel told The Print.
“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,” he added.
Samuel wants everyone to know that there are two options when deciding to have kids, either you do or you don’t. Hence, we should seek an explanation from our parents as to why they thought giving birth to us was a good idea.
Raphael Samuel is not the only one to have such a view. The 34-year-old Alok Kumar, who runs a YouTube channel, is also a believer of anti-natalism and he often his beliefs and even spread awareness on the subject.
“Many of the women I met actually agreed with me (on being child-free), but they kept silent. Either they were too afraid to tell the truth, or they wanted to please their own parents,” Alok said according to The Print.
Alok is married to the 39-year-old Shweta, who is a wheelchair user and an anti-natalist. His decision to be ‘child-free’ and being married to a person with disability resulted in him being disowned by parents.
“The problem is families continue having children without considering the negative consequences of having a child without planning,” Alok added.