This week’s A Thought for Every Thursday question continues along our recent path of asking serious questions.
We’ll come back to the easy stuff eventually.
This particular question is a favorite of mine.
More than most Thought for Every Thursday questions, I really, really want your answer.
We Didn’t Ask to be Here
Since we are, none of us, responsible for our own presence in this world, meaning that none of us created ourselves or willed ourselves into existence, does that reduce any of our personal responsibility in this life?
In other words, every human alive was given life without his or her consent. We didn’t ask for this particular existence, and in fact, if given a choice, many humans might have chosen a different existence altogether.
Does not having chosen this life allow for a certain moral flexibility?
Must we accept a moral responsibility whether or not we asked for it?
And if so, why?
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Past Thought for Every Thursday entries are right here.
If you like these kinds of questions, try these on for size.
If you prefer something gentler, go here.
Until next week…