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Hi.... I think I am a Flexitarian (Is there finally a good label for what we are...LOL...?)
Have always liked fruits and vegetables (natural in general), but let's face it a good burger, Granna's pot roast with mashed potatoes or some fried chicken on occasion just tastes so GOOD! Some butter or a little bacon makes most things better and don't even get me started on the wonders of cheese..:-) That's all well and good if you don't allow yourself to THINK about things.
Logically and thinking from my heart, I really thought I wanted to be full out no meat eater (or anything that requires any fish/fowl/animal to suffer). This is a girl that:
- Raised a chick from the egg in kindergarten and then really couldn't/can't eat eggs by themselves (I still think about that cute little chick each time I see an egg).
- Gave up hot dogs after seeing Ralph Nader talk about them on the Mike Douglas show when I was in grade school,
- Gave up pork products for years after visiting a pork farm when my best friend's dad worked for the weekend. (The sites, sounds and smells are a reality check.)
- Viewed the Meet the Meat You Eat videos on the PETA site and have not yet recovered.
I understand that there is cycle to life and that we need to eat to live. Wonder if I actually had to go through the whole process if I could do it....probably not. Right now buying a package of something that tastes good takes away the hard part. However, we have choices. Turning a blind eye can be convenient but it is not the right thing to do. So I am looking for balance and to do the right thing.... for the rest of the planet (and me).
That is my serious introduction....but you don't want to be serious all the time, do you? Looking for the folks that share some of those views that can also have fun and share the laughs and joys of life.
I look forward to meeting you!
Edited by: RAD062010 at: 2/27/2011 (09:52)
"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. ~A.A. Milne