I think we, as antinatalists (discounting any theistic antinatalists), have a lot less to live for than the average person. We don't see living as necessary to attain some kind of long-term goal (e.g. an afterlife, immortality through children), because we know nothing will matter once we're dead. We most likely see the evils inherent in the workplace, and in the school system, and having knowledge of David Benatar's works, realise that life is probably more suffering than good - as every bit of happiness (other than that arising from psychotropic drugs) is essentially the result of a desire - suffering - vanquished. And as I suspect most of us already know the pain and boredom and slow decline into a mental null that comes with old age. So what I'm wondering right now, is whether any, or even most of us, have decided to complete our natural lifespans. I know already that some of us intend to simply skip the whole old age thing, and I know that there are people like me, who don't off themselves simply because there are people who would suffer upon their death. But I'd like some confirmation on what exactly people are living, or dying for. As of the present moment, I think I know of a few reasons:
1. A person may have desires or goals that bind them to this Earth, which will not relent unless they are put an end to (I think this is Franc's view - sorry if I've misinterpreted). I call this thinking in terms of the Immediate Future.
2. A person may simplify the matter into what they want in life (pleasure) and what they don't want in life (suffering). They know that their life will most likely have more suffering than pleasure, so simply affirm that they should want to die. I call this thinking in terms of the Far-off Future.
3. A person may, making use of their empathetic drives, realise that the suffering of the people left behind after their death would outweigh the suffering in their futures, so may decide not to commit the ultimate. I call this thinking in terms of Empathy.
4. (I think tauriqmoosa has this belief) A person may, again making use of their empathetic drives, figure out that they might better decrease the total amount of suffering in the world by living and helping other people, and so alleviating their suffering, instead of killing themselves to alleviate their own suffering. I'd call this thinking in terms of Empathy+.