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originally posted by: dreamlotus1111
i gave up the idea of saying i am exclusively vegetarian. or exclusively a vegan. I now eat a plant based diet.
i feel that anything to the extreme is not feasible. as a vegetarian you are going to come across meat inherently at one point or another even if it happens to be a bug or a spider that comes into contact with your salad.
there is no way to be perfect.
when i transitioned from becoming vegetarian to becoming vegan once upon a time i still had a a very nice car with leather seats in it. boots made of leather. bags that i had for years that were made from animal products. it just got to the point where i thought what a struggle this is. and im basically a hypocrite for not being perfectly animal free...
i would say that my views have changed. i have eaten meat. but rarely. it is only in a celebratory setting and mostly seafood such as shrimp which is my fav.
i PERSONALLY have much more energy now then before. i am strong and have built muscle after being frail and inherently under eating as a vegan. i appreciate the protein i am getting now. i try not to waste foods i try to buy more organic whole foods and express gratitude to animal which died to become the source of my nourishment.
i believe gratitude is important. i believe the native americans had it spot on when they would use every single bit of the animal and hold a ceremony for the dead animal that was now becoming a part of them and providing them with food, fuel and nourishment.
i also believe factory farming is wrong. i believe gmos are wrong. i believe are whole entire food system in america especially is disgustingly flawed. if it were cleaned up and done the right way it would benefit us tremendously..
i believe that going to the extreme with any food choice only works to put you out of balance. i believe that thinking you are going to be perfect is not natural. i believe that being grateful and eating a plant based diet is the way to contentment in life.
so simply put seek balance not an extreme. and be grateful for all types of food that you put into your body. that is it.
originally posted by: TzarChasm
The Japanese have developed a method for synthesizing meat from feces. Perhaps we should give that a spin, since we are so full of it as species.
originally posted by: Ksihkehe
originally posted by: OhOkYeah
Seems as though you don't understand the reasoning behind non-violent diet choices. Like I said, you're raised to think that way and not much anyone can do to reason with you.
Seems as though you don't understand that everything you eat takes away from something else.
Would you care to have a discussion or just keep ignoring what I actually have written in this thread?