Losing one’s life and winning one’s life

At any given moment most people don’t want to die. While many people fear the process of dying most people do probably fear to lose THEIR lives .

It looks like the fear of LOSING one’s life doesn’t make too much sense. This is so, because I or you will not continue to exist as a person who has lost her life.

In pretty much the same manner – and according to the same illogic – in which many people don’t want to lose THEIR lives most people do welcome that THEY once ‘won’ their lives. A common expression for this is: People are glad that THEY were given the ‘gift’ of life. However, when I began to exist there was no ME who gained the additional feature of life. For this very reason it doesn’t make sense when people try to refute antinatalism on the ground that THEY  and others would have missed out ont he feature of life had their parents not procreated.

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