To be

In the entire history of the world, not one person has ever chosen to be born. It’s simply not a power we have. We’re a planet composed of people who found ourselves here and are doing our best to make the most of it.

All this is obvious, yet it’s just so existentially strange.

Maybe the uneasiness some people feel about birth control has to do with this. Deciding to have or not have children is a way of playing god.

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