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The point is, childhood does suck. Hence, if we are moral, then we have a moral duty to refuse to add more suffering to the human race, by adding to that race. Anhinatalist is a mixture of good and bad, or so they say.

Childhood sucks and Confessions of an Antinatalist

confesions When we introduce risk, loss and reward, pain and pleasure are possible results OF that risk. It makes no sense! Major Brocelot rated it really liked it Apr 19, Constantly living awaiting the best still somewhere in the future, still about to manifest itself some day. It seems very academic to me.

And we all take our lives into our hands as soon as we walk out the front door every morning. We are temporal creatures living on a speck of dust in a microscopic corner of one of hundreds of billions of galaxies. Instead, you are giving them the choice: I already have an account Password Remind? Victoria Atkins rated it it was amazing Jan 18, The answer to this is decidedly on the side of happiness.

Practical questions such as age, income, familial support and the like are also factors in the equation. Therefore the comparison you a trying to make i. Jim Crawford writes engagingly, persuasively, and despite the grim topic humorously.


From a purely logical point of view, the conclusion is unassailable. We also know that happier people live longer, so if people in one society are living longer than in another society, that might be a pointer not necessarily rock-solid conclusive. They say childhood is careless because you’re dependednt on parents and don’t have to worry about bills or other grown up problems, but you also have antinafalist be living by somebody else’s rules all the time, ask for stuff and hope your parents don’t dismiss what you’re saying.

Without such an axiom, morality itself is pretty much meaningless. Not at all pointless. In the absence of existence, there is no pleasure and no pain.

Oooh, he sure showed me, though. Which makes me wonder if that was the agenda all along… hmmm… Honestly, to settle this we would have to get into the nitty gritty of the fundamental assumptions being made on all sides, which might take a while to discover. As far as blind faith is concerned, yes a blind humanist value of human life, and a blind theist value of God are equally legitimate. Not sure where you picked that up.

I know you will say the future person is more relevant because he will exist.

Childhood sucks and Confessions of an Antinatalist

Opinions run rampant, giving rise to more questions confeasions of solving them. But Philly Chief was talking about mental pleasure and pain. Hollywood… the land of make-believe! Without life, that goal has no meaning.

If the pain of losing outweighed the pleasure of winning, it would actually be irrational not to prefer to stop playing football; and while making it illegal to play football would be excessively paternalistic, there would be nothing unreasonable about making it illegal to force other people to play football.


Oh, wait… this is OUR Jim you are talking about? And we rot, sometimes mourned for a season, but presently forgotten. I look at the arguments for and against life being fertile ground for suffering, but then I think of existence as a whole.

As with Darwinism, which reduces man to the status of a mindless animal, here entirely by chance, Antinutalism teaches that herd management is now necessary and preferable to simply acting and thinking like human beings designed and created by an intelligent and benevolent God. Religion offers us the ability to deny that cold undeniable fact, and live comfortably during our lives with the delusion that our suffering is for a greater cause, that we will be compensated, ultimately, for having to put up with the realities of life, and ultimately, death.

I agree with considering things—every idea should be considered.

Confessions of an Antinatalist

In essence, kids are a way to feel smarter comfessions more important about yourself. In addition, confession is true that suffering is a part of the natural world, but so is happiness and pleasure. For every child born into the lap of luxury, there’s another born on the point of a knife. If you want to be reminded when new books or reprints are available, please leave us your email address below.

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