I have been a vegetarian for 3 years now and I plan on becoming a vegan once I am able to buy my own food. Mainly because of the problems my family gives me. Ever since I first stopped eating meat my parents,grandparents,sister,ect. have mocked me,made fun of it,and laughed about how apparently its “so funny that we kill animals for food” they have tried to convince me to eat meat so many times but I just ignore them. I really don’t understand why they can’t leave me alone. Does anyone else deal with these problems? Plus now they have a whole other issues with me wanting to wear cruelty free make up,I pay for it so I do not understand why they have to be so rude.
Like dude, I think a lot of our problems r becuz of the ignorance on the cruelties going on in our very own lives, without our knowing. Now I may be only 13 but I know tht some people arnt ready 4 tht knowledge.
I know exactly what you mean sweetie.
My mother and her life partner mock me in front of friends and family, tell me they’ll never understand, refuse to eat the same food as me, and more.
My mother has tried many times to fool me into eating foods with meat in them (specific example: baked potato dip “oh Cortnie its bacon bits, those aren’t real!” “you mean the bacon bits in the pantry this morning with REAL 100% BACON all over the bag?” “oops.. yea.. dang almost had ya”)
I now have to take the check card and receive a small limit in order to go to the grocery store myself just so I don’t go hungry (which I have before), and who knows how long THAT will last.
Your family may never admit why they do these things. My theory? They know you are taking a higher path. They know you are more enlightened than they are, and that you are doing an amazing thing. But they’re unwilling to give up their meat to join you. So, to make themselves feel better, they ridicule and mock you. Place themselves above you. This way, they try and fool you and themselves into believing you’re making a mistake. But you’re making the greatest decision a person could ever make. You’re saving innocent lives, and living a passionate and sympathetic life, and your family is jealous. That’s how I feel about mine anyway. Just know you’re not alone, and there are many like you here to help you. I hope things get better for you.
Stay strong! It sounds like you have put up with a lot and with little support, but nothing will prove your true grit like pushing forward and fighting for what you know is right than to keep steady on your path. In the end, I feel that your persistence will earn you the respect you deserve as it will show this is something you truly believe in and not a passing phase.