It was thanksgiving 2010 that I changed my life and became a vegetarian. Funny story starts here though, I told my mom about my plan to become a vegetarian and she said I should wait until after thanksgiving, to no offend my Nona who was making a bunch of pasta with meat in it and what not, and our of curtsey, I agreed i could delay. The day of thanksgiving though, I felt this terrible pain in my stomach of guilt, since i was pushing back my beliefs even by a day, just for curtsey? I couldn’t live myself down with that type of guilt, so I decided I wasn’t a vegetarian, but i wouldn’t eat meat. All people care about is labels anyways, like vegetarians who “cheat”, still get their label as being a animal lover/planet saver..ect
The video that sort of kind of helped me transition to this life changing process was the movie “Earthlings”, which I will post below.
Truly an amazingly directed movie, it made me cringe.
Now that i’m a vegetarian, i can see how ignorant people are about eating meat, no one said it better than paul mccartney when he said “If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” The sheer sight of seeing a pain in an organism makes us all cringe, which is the reason why I accept being classified with the rest of the humans living on this planet, it’s not their fault that they blindly consume animals at an alarming rate, it’s the way they were brought up, and comfort in anything goes a long way. You always hear the stories of the abusive relationships and just staying there because of all of our habits. Heck, some people kill blindlessly because of religious aspects that they do not even understand. Maybe it’s deeper than comfort though, maybe it’s enriched with the idea of acceptance.
I’m just a really big hippie and I love everything in the world, I believe there is not any aspect of life that doesn’t deserve the merit of loving kindness and acceptance. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky”