Becoming vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and any other « trend » (as they are being called) has in fact grown to be very popular these past years. However, let’s not forget that if people choose to have these lifestyles -rather than « diets »-, it’s for their own health and because they exist since decades in other cultures. Not only to follow what is the coolest movement to follow.
Let’s just say no one is right stating that there is one diet better than others, but even with the evolution of mentalities, people still manage to say nonsense over the topic.
Here’s a list of what I’ve been told by these ignorants:
"Meat is life"
Oh, so let me get it straight. So is eating something dead, that’s been traumatized its whole life, been fed with chemicals and antibiotics, that’s been killed in worse than crual conditions…is life?
"You must lack some nutrients!"
No, I’m not lacking any nutrients since the food I’m eating is filled with more fiber, vitamins, minerals etc than the dead flesh you have on your plate. But let me know, how about you? How is that cholesterol going? Oh and, have you checked how many chemicals you’ve been adding up to your meals? Yummy right?
"I don't know how you can eat this!" - with that disgusted look on your plate
How about that: I don’t know how you can eat some dead-swimming in chemical blood-flesh.
"Do you even please your man knowing you're kinda playing with flesh?"
These words were said in such an obscene and impolite way that I can’t even write them down. Such a nice concern coming from your co-workers.
"You vegetarians are all so annoying! Why do you try to convince us to eat grass and weeds? I'm never going to be part of that religion/sect"
I’m sorry? A sect? First, vegetarism exists since so many years. Cultures around the world were built on that lifestyle and these people are living a very healthy life. Due to environmental changes, cultures must adapt themselves and embrace -or at least try- what’s new.
Also..who would force you to get that tofu? Who would try to convince you to absolutely try that seitan over a quinoa salad? No one. So let the connoisseurs savour these delicatessen you’re just sadly denigrating.