• I feel so alone in my school!

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    Over a year ago

    So, my school is FILLED with very defensive carnivores, and there are ABSOLUTLEY NO other vegetarians or vegans in my school, and they are never ever going to give up meat. EVER. no matter what videos they watch, or how much vegan food I share with them, they will never give it up. I feel like i am the only true animal lover. What do I do? One of my “friends” (soon to be ex-friend) said she might even stop being my friend because I am vegan and an animal rights activist. She doesn’t even want to TALK about the Veggie Burger Project, much less TASTE a veggie burger for the first time ever. I feel so sad and lonely. The only other person I know is this girl on the bus who I rarely get to see, but when I DO see her, it’s so much fun for a short amount of time. I wish my school had more vegans, but it’s all just fried chicken and ugly leather jackets.

    any other middle schoolers on peta2 facing these problems too?
    I have a Kik and a Skype. Just message me! :)

    Whew, sorry for the long pity-story. Just needed to get that out there.

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  • Profile photo of TheVeganDancer

    Over a year ago

    @SignificantSinisterSmile Really? I have tried challenging my friends, but they “always forget”. And I am thankful for the peta2 family who always help me in everything! 😀

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    Over a year ago

    @teatowls Thank you so much… but the girl on the bus moved away… and I hope that someone or something good will come along.

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  • Profile photo of SignificantSinisterSmile

    Over a year ago

    I’m a high-schooler and I’m sort of in the same problem. There isn’t a lot of vegans in my school, either. I have one friend that is a true vegan, but a lot of them are trying being vegan for a competition. You could try that with some friends, say “I want you to at least try not eating meat, see how long it’ll last!” it worked for my friends, I said it to one and now theirs four!
    Talk with that girl more, give her your email or facebook or skype even!
    And for your school, it’s hard to change people. Impossible, actually. Only people can change themselves. All you can do is try and talk with some of your friends and see if you can convince them the evil and inhumane of killing animals and eating them. But one way to the next, we’re all people. It is sad, but as long as they’re not force feeding you fried chicken, then you can be their friend. If it really makes you uncomfortable, you should find some new good friends. Difinitly talk about the peta2 program, that’s what convinced me.
    Sending my hopes and luck! :)
    ps: Ew! Leather jackets and friend chicken! Yucky! aha :)

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  • Profile photo of SignificantSinisterSmile

    Over a year ago

    I’m a high-schooler and I’m sort of in the same problem. There isn’t a lot of vegans in my school, either. I have one friend that is a true vegan, but a lot of them are trying being vegan for a competition. You could try that with some friends, say “I want you to at least try not eating meat, see how long it’ll last!” it worked for my friends, I said it to one and now theirs four!
    Talk with that girl more, give her your email or facebook or skype even!
    And for your school, it’s hard to change people. Impossible, actually. Only people can change themselves. All you can do is try and talk with some of your friends and see if you can convince them the evil and inhumane of killing animals and eating them. But one way to the next, we’re all people. It is sad, but as long as they’re not force feeding you fried chicken, then you can be their friend. If it really makes you uncomfortable, you should find some new good friends. Difinitly talk about the peta2 program, that’s what convinced me.
    Sending my hopes and luck! :)
    ps: Ew! Leather jackets and fried chicken! Yucky! aha :)

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    Over a year ago

    I found than one of the boys in my school who would really bully me about it was the one who listened to my views more in presentations and what I find to be amazing now is that he’s off teaching in Africa and rarely eats meat now from preference!

    It seems bad now but things will get better, I’d advise trying to bond more with that other girl and break away from that friend who keeps telling you she doesn’t want to speak to you because of what you don’t eat; if she’s acting this way because of it then she may not have been that great of a friend anyway ir have valued you at all. So join clubs in and outside of school, volunteer at charities and you’ll soon have loads new friends. You’ll just have to find more things to do in school to keep you occupied during lunch and any breaks.

    I hope it all works out for you!

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