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Main Differences Between The Anti-Natalism/Efilism And The Negative Utilitarian (Suffering-Focused Ethics of the Effective Altruism Community)

Main Differences Between The Anti-Natalism/Efilism And The Negative Utilitarian (Suffering-Focused Ethics of the Effective Altruism Community)

The world is full of customs and religions. And some people don’t believe in the existence of God. Their different communities have different perspectives on life. After these religions and customs, we are divided into forms of skin color.

Then the border is drawn by those who object to one’s nationality and then based on one’s preferences, such as whether he is a vegetarian or a meat lover. But after all of these boundaries, a new one is set, which refers to the communities and their followers.

Utilitarianism refers to a person who likes to see the bigger picture or simply wants to satisfy himself for good. Utilitarianism is a theory that separates right from wrong by focusing on different outcomes. It is a form of attendant.

Utilitarianism holds that the most defined choice is the one that will produce the great good for a great number. Altruism involves the behavior that will benefit another individual at a cost to oneself.

Altruism is the quality of a person who is simply selfless and sensitive. These kinds of people have very soft and kind nature hearts and cannot see someone else in problems, and if they do, they try to solve their problems immediately because they are simply servants of poor and problematic people.

Let’s get some insights into this article.

Informative Dive Into Antinatalism and Natalism’s Meanings

Antinatalism, which is the opposite of natalism, refers to those people who are against the idea of living a peaceful life. Antinatalists are those people who don’t like their own lives and want other people to believe them and their propaganda that life is a curse, yet their opposites highly condemn this saying and promote various new concepts for people to live happy lives.

An antinatalist is a person who has the idea of not celebrating one’s birthday. After all, according to them, we should show grief and a sense of sadness towards our birthday because, on this day, we lose another year of our lives. At the same time, the natalist believes—and the majority believes—that we should celebrate our birthday as it was the day when we were born.

If you want to have visual and audible differences between the anti-natalism/efilism community and the negative utilitarian/suffering-focused ethics of the effective altruism community, then the following is the video you can refer to.

Differentiation Video

Distinguishing Features Between Antinatalism, Utilitarian, and Altruism Community

Antinatalism CommunityUtilitarian CommunityAltruism Community
PositivityThe antinatalism community urges a person to see the darkness of their life even though they are happy and contented in their lives.  The practical community provides a person with an aspect of life to achieve maximum satisfaction in life with smaller things.The philanthropic community is a community where people start a welfare program to help out the poor overcome their problems without seeking dark options.  
FollowersThe anti-natalism community has a much thin following because their own group members start to enjoy life at a certain point.  The practical community has a much more dense following than the anti-natalism community because of their incredible ideas.The philanthropic community has a decent amount of members in their community as they tend to help each other, and many prestigious organizations are helping poor people.  
Kind-heartednessThe antinatalist people with the propaganda of stopping the rising population once and for all are now considered the anti-humans.  The practical community is the community where the people in charge want other people to satisfy their needs by staying under the budget.            The philanthropic community is a community where selfless people are invited who are self-established and want other people to rise and emerge out of poverty.  
PropagandaThe anti-natalism community thinks and works on the propaganda that the world and its resources are limited for the people who are already in it, and they are strictly against the rising population.The practical community comprises people who have the mindset of responsible citizens and want other people to enjoy life without overbudgeting. Their propaganda is that “everyone deserves happiness.”            The altruistic community is the community where the most considerate and caring people are found who want poor or problematic people to flourish and live contented life.      
HumanityThe anti-natalism community works on the principle that it is morally wrong to grow the earth’s population as the resources will get shortened if we don’t stop the continuously rising population.  The practical community has the principle of helping others and showing them the colors of their life, and showing them that they don’t need to be rich to be happy. They just need to understand things to and for themThe altruistic community is one where people want to see others rise and stand on their own and provide every sort of financial support.        
Comparison Between Antinatalism, Utilitarian, and Altruism Communities
Altruism Community
Altruism Community

Efilism Community

The antinatalist community feels that the population should not grow anymore, but the Efilism community is a community that feels bad for the animals that are eaten by humans, is sensitive to their suffering, and does consider letting them die or getting eaten by their predators.

They protest against the suffering of animals and even against the suffering of humans, they consider death over pain and fill the red button theory experiment. The red button theory says that if there were a button somewhere, that would kill every living organism on this planet without any suffering just by a single push.

Negative Utilitarian

The negative utilitarian urges a fair and just division of the resources as they are all limited and have always been that way. They think that the government should split the revenue and divide it equally among the poor people as they need it rather than building museums, which a normal person thinks is also important to attract tourists, which is the ultimate resource for collecting revenue.

However, the negative utilitarian thinks that it’s just a waste of government money that could have been used for education and food supplies for the poor people of the country, as no country is free from poverty.

They denied moral codes or systems that consist of commands that are founded on traditions, customs, or orders given by some bosses or supernatural beings.

However, utilitarians think that what makes morality true or legitimate is its positive contribution to human (and maybe non-human) beings.

The most basic utilitarian analysis of human rights lies in the assertion that resources are limited in society, especially in some. This scarcity leads to utilitarian calculations, to sum up those resources in a way that will maximize the greater good.

Utilitarian Community

The Suffering-Focused Ethics of the Effective Altruism Community

  • Negative utilitarianism is a negative consequence that can be defined as the view of those who should minimize the total amount of collected suffering.
  • Utilitarians believe that the basic to perform immaculately is to do everything that relieves suffering. As a result, anything that could cause pain or satisfaction deserves to be your ethical concern. The Altruistic community is the most kind-hearted, and they don’t want anyone to suffer from hunger or poverty. That’s why they run welfare. So many organisations want to minimize suffering because no human ever wants to see another human in great suffering.

That’s why humans are one of the most intelligent living beings to have ever lived on this planet.

Altruism Community
Altruism Community


  • Antinatalism/Efilism and Negative Utilitarianism approach suffering differently. They also differ in their approach to population growth.
  • Antinatalism opposes more people being born to prevent running out of things and to stop the pain. Efilism also cares about animal suffering.
  • Altruism communities help decrease suffering and poverty. It offers welfare programs and helps those who require support.
  • These communities aim to improve human and animal welfare with kindness and compassion.
  • Practical communities focus on the needs of the poor and marginalized. They ensure these needs are considered in government policies and resource allocation.
  • Antinatalism aims to reduce population growth. It ensures a better quality of life for existing individuals.
  • Philanthropic efforts aim to end poverty and empower individuals for self-sufficiency. It reduces reliance on welfare systems.

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