Oh and for those of you who may be wondering, I’m not a strict vegan, I still drink a shit ton of coffee and occasionally eat chicken nuggets. I’m doing it for health reasons, not because of animals or whatever.
"not for animals or whatever"
there’s no such thing as “sometimes vegan”, you’re either vegan or you’re not
Hi! I'm a fairly new vegan (for about a month now) and while the dietary aspects of it are not at all a problem, I'm having more issues with peoples reactions to me going vegan. A lot of people have been really judgmental and just plain rude. Do you have any tips for dealing with these kinds of people?
Sorry you have to deal with that :(
I think I’ve been fairly lucky with friends respecting my choices. The best thing to do is to stay calm and ask people to respect your lifestyle because unfortunately, there are plenty of people who won’t change : / Give them the facts if they make ignorant comments about your diet. Or even straight up explain to them that it’s rude to disrespect your beliefs like that. Too many people don’t realize how important veganism is to us and don’t get how hurtful and rude it is to belittle what you believe.
I’m really glad that I somehow missed the camel rides going on in front of my dorm yesterday. I did see a picture on facebook and even that made me sad.. And I’m also glad even my non-vegan or vegetarian roommate could see how wrong that was.
i don’t get it like plants are living things too so no matter what you eat (fish, chicken, carrots, romaine lettuce) your eating something that was once alive sooo..
Plants tend to not feel stress, sadness, fear and pain due to the lack of a brain or nervous system. Plants don’t mourn when their children are stolen, plants don’t get bored or anxious when locked in a small space their entire life. All life deserves respect but let’s use our heads here, there’s a big difference between picking a carrot and stealing a baby from her mother and then cutting her throat.