Your take on wanting to save people is noble. Here’s the thing, I don’t like to dictate to people how to live their lives, as long as they are not hurting me, the people close to me, or others that I don’t even know.
I eat mostly organic foods, and while I’m not 100% vegan, I try to limit as many animal products from going into my body as possible. I CHOSE to do this for health reasons once my father was diagnosed with cancer and eventually passed away. Again, I chose to do this after extensive research, feeling that while there are no guarantees in life, I want to treat my body in what I determined is the best way possible.
I enjoy my diet, I feel the benefits, and I am happy to discuss my limited knowledge with anyone that wants to discuss it, which happens often. Is my diet different now than it was 5-10 years ago? Completely. Are there moments where I’d like devour a greasy bacon cheeseburger? Definitely. But I exert self control for the sake of what I feel is right for my body and I find other things to eat that satisfy my cravings.
Conversely, I don’t feel it is my place to dictate to others what they should ingest, be it through preaching to them or pushing for new legislation (Bloomberg style). If I’m at a barbeque and everyone is enjoying themselves, who am I to rain on their parade. I respect their decisions and hopefully they respect mine, which usually involves eating before I get there OR bringing something else to eat. Everybody is happy.
"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin
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