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LINK Did you consent to being born? Why one man is suing his parents for giving birth to him | Life and style | The Guardian

LMAO 😁😃🤭! He's serious about suing his parents for bringing him into the world without his consent...

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Wasn’t there an opt out clause in the birth contract?

Detritus Level 6 Feb 13, 2019
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Life is a gift. Parents make decision for their children, as they have since before primates existed.
Every animal has the will to survive. It's the ultimate purpose of life, to live and reproduce.
Everything else is opinion, and not part of science.

Bob4Health Level 5 Feb 11, 2019
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I’ve thought about suing my parents for bringing me into existence. But I’ve met them and it wouldn’t make any bit of difference...

OtherPatrick Level 6 Feb 6, 2019
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I call this the Stanhope argument. Though in his case, it was only a thought experiment.

Stanhope does have an interesting take on the whole modern concept of parenting, however. The whole "once your 18, your not my problem anymore!" thing, particularly related to so called Camp 1 crazies. The notion that you make a seemingly long term commitment with society, but only have to uphold it for 20 years or so.

Bullshit! Pay up for what you brought to the table motherfucker!

Yes, it is somewhat amusing, using a comedy routine as an argument. None the less, good ideas come in many shapes and forms.

Mb_Man Level 6 Feb 6, 2019
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My kids all make more money than I do, so I'm pretty safe from being sued. You can't squeeze blood from a turnip, no matter how much bitterness you use.

HomeAloneSunday Level 6 Feb 6, 2019
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If it's any consolation, his parents probably were planning him either

MsDemeanour Level 7 Feb 6, 2019
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What an idiot playing victim.

LiterateHiker Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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When I was about 12, I decided that I did not have to do anything my parents said because I did not ask to be born.

My mother relieved me of that idea in short order.

Gwendolyn2018 Level 7 Feb 5, 2019
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Incidentally, there is plenty of evidence that he's not actually forced to have a career....

Meili Level 7 Feb 5, 2019
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Obviously he isn't aware of the cancellation clause, that allows him to opt out at any time. Please someone direct him to the nearest tall building or bridge

Biosteelman Level 6 Feb 5, 2019
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just what I was thinking!

Unless some prick has had netting installed under it as a way of suicide prevention.

Way to get to the root of the problem.

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This is an interesting question and it is difficult to talk about because a lot of people get either precious or indignant. My opinion is that life is certainly not worth living so I have a lot of sympathy for the philosophy called antinatalism. However it makes no sense for me to get strident about my parents (or anyone else's!) because they hold a different view. I used to subscribe to an Antinatalist site but I left it because too many of the people with whom I agreed philosophically were ... how can i put it? dickheads.

Lilburne Level 4 Feb 5, 2019
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sounds like a real fun group.

@callmedubious not as annoying as most, how should I put it?

Normies!

Generally, not nearly as delusional either.

"life is certainly not worth living" Very sad that you feel that way. I read a quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson who I admire greatly which said something about how the odds against being born were incredibly long and how we should be eternally grateful for life. I totally agree with him and think the Indian guy is a complete idiot,

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Irrespective of dodgy parenting etc etc if unborns have to give consent, which they clearly can't, then the human race stops right now.

ipdg77 Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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you act like that would be a bad thing. It wouldn't.

@SkotlandSkye I'm with you.

@SkotlandSkye ,
spoken like a true dour scot. i'm 27% scottish. if i had to live in that climate i'd be even more dour.
but i can understand where you are coming from.

@callmedubious You live in British Columbia and you call our climate bad ??. It's 11C here and sunny at the moment, What's it like with you ? We have some dour people here but on the whole we are quite cheerfull. I don't know if skyeSkotand is dour but she is very sensitive as she blocked me for reacting to some ridiculous comments she made about me.

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I don't see this as being winnable. No one has ever asked to be born. It is totally a whim of creation that any of us are here.

HippieChick58 Level 9 Feb 5, 2019
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Good grief!!!
All the whining really must stop.

KKGator Level 9 Feb 5, 2019
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He actually has a point.
I think kids that are born into over crowded families should file lawsuits.
It's irresponsible and criminal to have more children than you can prevent yourself from neglecting.
Mormons and Catholics need to learn that it's a vagina, not a fucking clown car.

Mortal Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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But if he wins, he won't get any money because they don't have any...because they had too damned many kids, lol.

Now that's just excellent!

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There is one simple way to correct how he feels he was wronged.

powder Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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I hope he wins. Everyone born into poverty or an unhappy or abusive home SHOULD sue the selfish twats who spawned them. There needs to be a higher standard of parenting.

SkotlandSkye Level 8 Feb 5, 2019
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Huxley's 'brave new world' had some good ideas in it. maybe we'll get there yet.

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