Rights to Existence

No real person can say that it is, for him, a matter of self-evidence that he should, at some point or other, have begun to exist – because “he”, after all, had had all along a “right to existence” which no one had had, on their side, any right to “withhold” from “him”.

Nor, on the other hand, can any real person say that “he” had a right not to begin to exist.

In both cases the “he” here is just a phantasm. The person in question is alluding to a space-time complex from which he was, in fact, entirely absent.

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