I let you eat what the hell you want. I won’t preach about food to you. I believe everyone has the right to eat whatever they want.
So why do you vegans try to convince me to eat like you? It’s hard to eat vegan food without getting sick, and I love to eat meat now and then. Why can’t you leave me in peace?
This is not directed to all vegetarians/vegans. Just the ones trying to convince me to change my ways. I won’t. Get that into your heads.
And the evolution argument is just silly. Let that go. I believe we evolved from monkeys. They eat meat. Monkeys evolved from rat-like creatures. Rats eat meat. End of story.
No fangs, eh?
Some vegans/vegetarians feel superior and that they have a license for being assholes.
They’re a very vocal minority that gives ever other vegan/vegetarian a bad reputation, and usually cause more damage than good with their propaganda and generally bad attitudes.
…because one of the most common ways to reinforce someones point of view is to force it upon others and let their response (no matter what it is) confirm what they have already decided is correct for them.
If you agree to their views (and you go vegan), then the vegan lifestyle must be right. They have helped you, and you will be a valued member of a carefully constructed virtual community based on small part of a few lifestyles.
If they refuse to accept the vegan lifestyle, then you are just a part of the evil “society”, in which situation the same carefully constructed virtual community will mark you as an “enemy”. Without knowing it, you confirm their views, since people who are enemies are always evil and always wrong.
Agree with them instead. Tell them they they are making great choices for themselves, but that you can’t join them because you love meat and wouldn’t want to suffer from the health problems that you would do as a vegan. It may not help you get rid of them, but it will make it hard for them to define you as evil – since you have just appraised their choices. Con-fu-sion! 🙂
Didn’t think of it that way, but it makes sence. I’m never saying veganism is bad. I’m just allways saying that I am never going to be one. I’ve made that choice several times. I know what I do is right for me. And I trust everyone else to make the choice that is right for them.
So the ones trying to convince others of their choice is really insecure?
Hang on, isnt racism illegal these days…? What are vegetarians and vegans if they are not racists? They actually exclude meat from their plate! That is probably because they know that they are build up of meat themselves, but they dont like the thought of it so therefore they turn against it. Identity crisis in other words.
Thats at least what the people on the northern coast of Norway does. Their ancestors were mainly saami, but then the government made them norwegian and many many people suffer from these kind of identity crisis even this day…. Ever thought about that,huh?;)
movttet you are so right! Hahaha! =), thank god for reindeermeat, is there anything better to eat in this world? I think not. By the way, not related to this, we saw the movie “Vägvisaren” yesterday, it was really good. I saw it a couple of years ago but I was much younger then and could not put it in the same perspective. I got a kind of longing for the wild nature after seeing that movie, I got these feelings inside and remembered when I was in the mountains (fjäll). I wonder if it is my 1/16 part samish genes that are making themselves reminded =)
I guess so! I thought it looked cold and oländigt…