Okay, I’m really sorry if there are any grammar/spelling errors or profanities in here, but I’m hella heated right now. I was talking to my sister (who is 14) about pigs & how cute they are, when she asked what kindd of pig was used to make bacon. So I looked it up and it didn’t say a specific type, but I was looking at all the other articles that were on there, and I saw one about how genetic research could someday lead to better bacon (which already involves SEVERAL things that p*ss me off) and I was like “aww that’s so sad” because well, it is, and she was like “what is?” and I started to tell her about it and before I had barely gotten started she cut me off because she ‘didn’t want to know’
THEN, when I asked her WHY she didn’t want to know, she said it was because it makes her sad and she won’t be vegetarian anyways, so then she would just be sad. ***** PLEASE. If she is gonna be that selfish she deserves to be sad. And THEN, when I tried to talk to her about that, she got all mad at ME and told me to stop trying to convince her to be vegetarian because it’s useless and that even if she did, she wouldn’t be saving any animals anyways.Why can people not understand that staying ignorant to the problem is CONTRIBUTING to the problem????????? Ugh, this seriously irritates me. Trying not to go all holier-than-thou on her, but it’s hard not to when she’s perfectly happy staying ingorant and killing all these innocent animals.
She doesn’t even have the common intelligence to WANT to know. Like if ignorance is bliss, what is stupidity? She ought to be one of the happiest people on earth, forreal.
As a child, I would always pick the meat out of my food and put it on the side. For the most part I just didn’t like it. I would only eat the meat from animals that didn’t have anything in it to remind me that it actually was an animal that I was eating. I wouldn’t eat things with bones or a whole lot of fat, etc. I did eat chicken nuggets and turkey slices ocassionally. Eventually I came to my senses and realized that although it may no longer resemble an animal, it still is one. I was more disgusted at first than I was saddened for the animals. I believe I was watching a “How It’s Made” on eggs when I decided to go vegan. I remember a friend attempting to go veg long ago, and I actually talked her out of it. Out of my mind crazy! I told her “it’s already there, so you might as well eat it” as she struggled to refrain from eating what she’d passed up in the lunch line. Of course, I was wrong.. and I totally regret that. I think the videos I watched stuck with me in the back of my mind, and years later I stopped eating animals.
@hakred, I’m glad to hear you changed (: what was it that made you want to,if I may ask? I mean I know it sounds strange, but it’s really always been a ‘thing’ for me, even as a little kid something about eating animals felt wrong in my heart. But she just isn’t like that. So any advice on that front would be awesome, thanks (: @Sagojyou, I totally agree. People say that, but they don’t really understand ‘never’. Never is a long time! And yeah, I really do wish it could be though, you know? @OneBadassChick, Exactly. And I hate that. People don’t understand that they’re either part of the problem, or part of the solution, and by staying ignorant, they’re a maaaaaaajor part of the problem. I’ve been fortunate enough to have never encountered much judgement from others for my choices, but I definitely agree that it’s a major obstacle to others changing their lifestyles. Normally when people are too ‘afraid’ to do something because it’s different, I don’t care, because if they don’t have the balls to do it, it’s nobody’s fault/problem but theirs. Sucks to suck. But in this case, when them being ‘afraid’ (or more accurately, weak, since unlike these poor animals they probably don’t even know what afraid is) costs millions of living beings their life, freedom, and happiness, all because the only people that can save them are too weak to do what they know in their heart is right? It’s discouraging and infuriating at the same time. I just feel like when people prefer to stay ignorant, to keep doing what is easiest for them rather than what is best for everyone, they’re just like lemmings. (sp?) Only, instead of just runnning off cliffs, to their own end, *chlorinate the gene pool– wuut?* these people are taking others out with them. I wish being vegan, vegetarian, just living a compassionate lifestyle in general would become a trend or something, so everyone would WANT to hop on the bandwagon. I mean, I know that’s kind of a bad way to put it out there, but it’s better than nothing, right? I don’t really know where I was going with that, but it felt good to put it all out there. People just upset me, I guess.
People are stuck in their ways. People are afriad of change. Afriad of really actually living and being “different”. I wish going veg was just about food and helping animals and the environment and bettering our health but its not. The toughest part of veganism is people,pressure and judgement. I can handle it,the others on this site can handle it but pressure and other people are the reason most people go back to meat. Its what makes going veg difficult. Finding food is easy but getting other people to understand that is what makes it hard.
A lot of people just don’t want to see the reality!
And also, when people say “I’ll never be veg*n” is funny, because what if all the meat becomes contaminated or it becomes too much of a world problem that it’s going to be crucial to go veg? Then would they want to die instead of eating veggies and live? Don’t think so. So no one never knows if they’re “never going to be veg”.
And I mean, lots of people are like that. And it can’t be helped. Those people will just have to eat the poor animals, have bad karma, and miss out on being veg! They really don’t know what they’re missing!