Im really curious. Sometimes people joke around with me and eat meat right in my face or pick on me for being vegan. This isn’t, like, a plea for help or anything. I really dont care. I’ll laugh when they’re in the hospital at 50 because their arteries are clogged and i’m still healthy. But does anyone else do this to you, or is it just because I live in a town where everyone and their mother hunts? *le curious*
Some of my closest friends make fun of what I believe and what I don’t eat. And it really hurts sometimes. It hurts because your friends and family are supposed to love you unconditionally right? Why can’t I just have my own beliefs that are different from everyone else’s? I’m from Toronto, so it’s definitely not because you live in a town where everyone hunts @Dani1110. We all just have to stick together 🙂
I came from a town where everyone hunted. Surprisingly, very few people actually messed with me when I went vegan – it was mostly just my family. That could partially be because I was one of those people in high school you didn’t mess with, but I like to think it was just people being mature… lol. The people who did make fun of me, some close friends and most of my family… They stopped over time, just like most things. Most of my family even started trying my “voodoo food” lol. They’re all a big fan of vegan cupcakes now. 😉
It’s just like anything else. People make fun of other people because they’re different. It’s wildly immature, but it happens. As you meet new people, they will probably do the same thing. But each person will eventually get used to it and get tired of making fun of it.
My grandma is really the only person who says anything about it anymore, and even she surprised me when I told her I was going to try -raw- veganism because I heard it will help my fibromyalgia. She said she was supportive of whatever I thought would work… then followed up with a very quiet “but I still think you need meat.” and a smile.
Even those who are most stubborn will ease into acceptance 😉
My friends do that all the time because they are all big meat eaters and don’t understand my dietary choices. Although I did get them to each to go vegetarian for a week, one even did it for two months. 🙂
yes, all the time! At first, my Best friend(at the time) and my family where the worst! It’s been almost five years so they’re over it. I get it from stangers to, but people are just scared of what they don”t know; Its easier for them to ignore the problem than accept and live with whats being done to animals.