Did you also rebel against your parents during your teenage years? Ever told them you “didn’t ask to be born”? We’re guessing you probably have. Many of us have experienced going against our parents, regardless of how good they are, thinking we know better than they do – only to eventually realize later in our lives that yes, we were just young and stupid back in the days.
That’s why it’s actually surprising that we are now hearing news about an adult man who is actually taking his rebellion to the next level – he says he’s planning to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent. Sounds strange, you say? You bet it is!
Meet anti-natalist Raphael Samuel, who often sports a sunglass and a fake beard in his social media posts.
Currently 27 years old, this guy from Mumbai, India says he wants to take his folks to court for bringing him into the world – something that’s entirely against his ‘anti-natal’ beliefs. He, however, explains he doesn’t hate his parents at all.
In an interview with The Print, Raphael shared:
“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.”
As it appears, Raphael is a member of the anti-natal movement (also known as ‘Voluntary Human Extinction Movement’ (VHEM) or the ‘Stop Making Babies’ movement), a group in India that’s encouraging people to consider not bringing children into the world.
Raphael is also the administrator of a Facebook page called Nihilanand where he shares the movement’s beliefs through memes with captions like:
“A good parent puts the child above its wants and needs but the child itself is a want of the parent.”
“Existence requires work and which sane person enjoys working? Stop breeding.”
The page often uses the hashtag #parentsarehypocrites.”
Alok Kumar, another anti-natalist, likewise said:
“I thought about whether our world was a conducive place for bringing children up, and I decided it would be better not to have a child.”
According to a LadBible report, the group is aiming to “help ease some of the pressure on the world’s resources and shun ‘societal norms.'”
Alan Turing Officially Named Greatest Icon Of The 20th Century
He saved millions of people during World War II and he truly deserves the title.
There are several people who are worthy of being called a truly influential part of history. However, only one man deserves to be called the Greatest Icon of the 20th Century. Apparently, Alan Turing has been given the title and people agree that he truly deserves it.
Alan Turing was one of the people nominated for the title in the BBC Two show Icons. The mathematician was up against legends like Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., David Bowie, and Pablo Picasso, all of which were truly influential in the past 100 years. However, viewers ultimately chose Turing as the Greatest Icon of the 20th Century. After all, he is credited for shortening the Second World War and saving countless lives.
Turing is said to be the man who saved the world twice in a single day.
Woman Buys Ring For $13, Finds Out It’s Actually Worth $957K
“Do you know what this is? It’s a diamond!”
It might be time to dig into your jewelry box in search of some treasure. A British woman decided to check with a jeweler if a ring she bought for £10 ($13) was worth some money. Interestingly, the gem turned out to be worth £740,000 ($957,000)!
Debra Goddard of Twickenham, West London had originally bought the ring at a boot sale back in 1986. She then kept the ring for 33 years believing it was made of glass. However, the 55-year-old decided to sell the ring when her mother June Boyle lost all her money to a relative's fraud. Not surprisingly, Goddard was shocked when the jeweler told her the ring has a 26.27-carat diamond.
Goddard couldn't believe when she realized the ring was worth a fortune.
Why Leaving A Toxic Relationship Is Okay, Even If They’re Family
Do you deal with toxic people, even family members? It’s okay to leave if it’s not helping you as a person.
There are people who make our lives miserable and toxic. The sad part is, some of these people are family. How do you solve this dilemma? Is it okay to leave a toxic person or relationship, even if the person is a family member?
Of course, a family is important in anyone's life. The family members are the ones who are supposed to be with you through ups and down, support your life decisions, and know what's best for you or what will make you happy. However, some people aren't lucky enough to have this kind of people in their lives.
Here are the reasons why it's okay to leave a toxic family member or have a little space from them....