Missed You?

‘Missed You?’ might be a good idea for a song to listen to, but read for yourself:

“Look back also and see how the ages of everlasting time past before we were born have been to us nothing.” (Lucretius, as quoted yesterday)

Had our parents not acted in such a way that we eventually began to exist, we wouldn’t have missed ourselves. Nor would anybody.

Make an ethical argument out of this: If NOBODY acts in such a way that someone eventually begins to exist, there will be no one there who would be left out. There are no selves out there on whose behalf we are to procreate.

The foundations for this insight are old. Lucretius is one of its philosophical harbingers.

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