john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

Better Never To Have Been

Thanks to the alert eyes of Stephen Hicks, I see there's a new book out from Oxford University Press: Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence, by David Benatar.

His thesis is that your parents did harm to you by giving birth to you. 

If this thesis becomes popularly accepted, I expect to see some lawsuits.

Against your parents, file a tort!
Why, oh why, did they fail to abort?

Since he took time to write the book, I guess the author has not yet reached the stage of:  "Better Not To Be: Say Goodbye to Me". 

Nope, he's lingering on here, trying to depress the rest of us.

Thanks so much,
Don't stay in touch.

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