Do you want to live forever? I got this from a co-worker while explaining my raw vegan diet. He said "you could get hit by a bus tomorrow and it will be all meaningless. The pleasure in life is eating good (steaks, chicken, fish, Pasta, alcohol and so on) Why bother eating leaves?"
I preach a lot about this diet to friends, family, and coworkers. Most are receptive and understand the benefits but others block their consciousness as doing bad is good and deem what I do as silly.
I know in my heart in what I'm doing is right. Has anyone got the same comment? Comments like this don't bother me anymore. I just nod my head and think you poor bastard lol. I use humor for people like this, it keeps me sane and not angry.
I'd rather be hit by a bus knowing I was saving animals and doing good for the planet instead of "eating good" and dying of cancer or a heart attack when I'm 50. :)
He doesn't see the pleasure in eating this way. He is too addicted to SAD. Many addicted people cannot see past their own addictions. I firmly believe that SAD is a very addictive life style.
Yes, I want to live forever. I want to live forever by living the best each day. I enjoy almost every single day in a way that I was not able to for the past 3 years. Forever would be awesome.
Why does a tree have the ability to live so long? I don't know, but I would like to try to live at least that long.
You know what my cousin had the same attitude. "Fit people still die and so do unfit people so I'll keep eating junk and not exercising". Once he hit severe diabetes at the age of 23 he changed. It's not so fun when you are met with debilitating illness before your time. Myself having bowel cancer at 26 I can tell you that in no way would any memory of drinking or eating junk console me whilst attached to an IV with toxic chemicals going into my veins.
Honestly when people say to me: "Do you really want to live for ages???" I say in good health YES! In bad health no!
It's not really about living longer, as much as feeling amazing while you are alive. Also freeing yourself of the addictive desire to be entertained by food is very a enlightening experience imo.. it forces you to seek new experiences rather than repeating the old ones. One's you've eaten a good meal, you've done it. Most people repeat it their whole lives.. I don't see how that's fulfilling as a life purpose.