A few days ago, I wrote about Raphael Samuel; the man from Mumbai who wants to sue his parents for not getting his permission for conceiving him.

He split opinion, of course, with some people saying that he should be grateful for the life his parents gave him, others agreeing that life is best of not starting, and obviously those who saw the hilarious paradoxical nature of Samuel’s qualm.

In an interview, Raphael said:

I want to tell all Indian kids that they don’t owe their parents anything.

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 rigmarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.”

Rather than campaigning a stupid idea that everyone should sue their parents, Raphael is trying to remind couples that not having children is a very valid option, considering the difficulty faced when growing up and the burden on the world’s resources.

Rather surprisingly though, Raphael’s mum, Kavita, has spoken to The Mirror and is more or less pretty in favour of what her son is doing. She explained:

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.

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.”

It’s worth mentioning that Kavita is a lawyer. It’s not likely Raphael is going to win this one…

She went on to say how she believes the media is misconstruing her son’s message:

The media has focused on a sliver of what Raphael believes in. His belief in anti-natalism, his concern for the burden on Earth’s resources due to needless life, his sensitivity toward the pain experienced unwittingly by children while growing up and so much more has been ruefully forgotten.

For such a supporting mother, it’s a wonder Raphael wants to sue her.

Maybe he’s looking to make an example out of his parents?

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