I did a version of this image many years ago. It was March 2006 to be exact. The post was more about Hamlet and his "To be or not to be" scene. To be more exact it was about death. When I recreated this image, it was more about t-shirts and puns than philosophy.
Ironic since I am a couple of decades closer to death than I was then.
I do believe I've come a long way with my Photoshop skills. Not bad for a writer who taught himself how to use the program (which is basically incomprehensible and unpredictable at best).
I also created a related shirt that I didn't really think of being related at the time.
I created it to spoof on all of those "I'd rather be" t-shirts like rather be fishing or doing calculus or other stupid things. It didn't dawn on me until I redid the Hamlet t-shirt that I was answering Hamlet's question.
I love being accidentally profound.
Now I am thinking I have to create another one that says, "I'd rather not be."
Nice companion shirt, but maybe too dark and morbid (unlike my "Brush with death" design).
Though if you are thinking about "not being" I don't imagine you'd advertise it by wearing a t-shirt that says, "I'd rather not be."
I think you can overthink what you print on a t-shirt.