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.
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.