A thought while at the gym today:
You didn’t ask to be born, thus you technically “owe” anything to anybody.
So perhaps we should think BEYOND “duty” and “original sin”. We didn’t have a choice in being born, but now we have a choice how to live our lives (we have the faculty of free will, and we have the power to live our lives however we desire).
It seems the best thing I’ve come up with so far is this:
Not to treat life as a miserable self-flagellation or “self-sacrifice” type of duty. Instead, to treat life like a fun game!