I don’t understand why people feel the need to attack others simply for their beliefs. I am constantly having people trying to start arguments with me over my vegetarianism. Its like, Why do you care? What impact does my lifestyle have on your life? None. Total strangers even! Its ridiculous.
I respect your decision to eat meat, please respect my decision not to.
I guess people just have a hard time accepting a life style that isn’t theirs and feel like they have to respond to their own ignorance by attacking others.
Trust me-people feel the need to attack anything thats different.
I dye my hair, wear all black, am for animal rights-I get bullied all the time!
you kind of have to let comments just slide right over you. Ask your friends not to tell you when people are making fun of you for being veg.
Just make sure you are a known animal rights activist, and don’t freak at people who can’t handle your vegetarianism.
Here’s my favourite quote in the world.
“People are generally afraid of things that aren’t what they have been told are normal, or in some cases what their faith tells them isn’t correct…and their most natural defense against it is to lash out in anger.” ~Chris Motionless (MIW)
Same here, you’re not alone! Try to educate them if you can, but if not just ignore them and continue doing what you think is best! I’m currently on the road to becoming a vegetarian (I barely started) and I already get all these people saying things as well. Anyways, good luck!
I know what you mean, many people in my life argue with me about this matter even if I don’t argue with them over what they choose to eat. I think that they just honestly don’t understand it or don’t want to think of what the animals have to go through, so they become angry about you standing up for animals and choosing not to eat them. Just stick to what you feel is right, that’s all that matters. Good luck!
Keep in mind that they’re not always starting these arguments just to be nasty.
Oftentimes they start these arguments so that they can test their current stance on the issue.
They want to see if you can prove them wrong.
I have vegan friends who actually welcome these arguments because they’re very well informed and have solid answers prepared for just about every possible question.
Personally, I avoid such arguments unless I’m on the Internet where I have plenty of time to properly word my responses.