Incorrect. Owning "waves of the ocean" is not valid because waves are just an abstraction based on the behavior of water. However there's no valid reason you can't own the property water traverses, even if its ocean water. Heck you could even own a specific amount of water in your fish tank, and put a little wave generator in there to make "ocean waves." Private property is defined by several traits. One of them is that it has to be a finite object which 2 or more people cannot use in exactly the same way, at exactly the same time.
A human being meets this criteria. We are a finite object which cannot be used exactly the same way at the same time by two or more people. Therefore we could meet the criteria of private property. We "can" be owned, unlike an abtract concept such as a wave, or a piece of the sky which is actually trillions of particles and gasses which are transiant and move from one section to another.
So since we can be owned and defined as private property, that begs the question; who owns us? The highest claim to ownership we can "proove" thus far, is that we own ourselves because "we" are "always" the first humans to claim our flesh. Therefore every human being has original claim to their own body. Our bodies are therefore our own private property to dispose of as we like.
Who do we owe our existance too? Who do we have a responsability to? What groups of people should we be thankful for the gift of life and all that we have? Those are questions that only the individual can arrive at. One thing is clear however, responsability, obligation and gratitude are by no means a claim of ownership over ourselves.
A warning however, and I may have misinterpreted, you should be very careful if its your intention to dismiss the idea of private property. Private Property, the ability to "own" things is the basis for capitalism and individualism. Many societies throughout history have opted for an eclectic economy where everyone shares everything and no on "owns" anything. The result nearly without acception has been complete collapse under good circumstances, and mass graves in the rest. Ownership is a fundamental cornerstone to freedom. You cannot have one without the other. So please bare these things in mind when espounging the virtues of philisophical collectivism and the wonders of eclectic spiritualism. When you can't own property, you will become property.
In closing, until you can proove someone has a higher claim of physical ownership over me than I do, I own myself.
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