does anyone bother to argue with people like this cartoon?
most people I come across inherently know that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is very healthy and don't bother me about it - I get more positive comments than negative. That's the vast majority - and when they don't, that's their fault that their intuition tells them that fruits, vegetables and nuts aren't enough lol
why does the rv guy look so dull in his grey? He doesn't look very exciting and inviting to raw
No one ever said anything to be that was annoying, for the nearly 3 years I've been raw...wait, yes they have, but it's rare.
A couple of years ago, when she found out I was a vegan at the holiday lunch one co-worker (an architect) told me her husband was a doctor and that I need the things that are in meat, etc, etc. I just looked at her, said OK. I don't bother arguing...I really don't care. I think I might have shrugged my shoulders lol.
Then another person recently asked me, after I admitted that sometimes I do miss pizza: "Wy don't you just eat it then?! It's not a religion. If you want it, eat it". That was probably the most annoying thing. Heroin is probably a really good high, too, why don't I just shoot up? Extreme, but that's how it feels. There are plenty of things that would make us feel good for a moment, all the time, but we don't do them because of what happens AFTERWARDS. I believe I also shrugged my shoulders here too. My life choices are not up for discussion with people who are being negative about them lol.
I've always been like that. I guess it's partial arrogance - I always feel that I'm right...and if I know I'm more or less right so who cares?
David, I am totally quoting you on this:
There are plenty of things that would make us feel good for a moment, all the time, but we don't do them because of what happens AFTERWARDS.
:) Thank you for the inspiration. I think I am going to start shrugging too!
LOL, I usually do not say much. People just have the need to be RIGHT, you know? And it seems to be human nature to want to see other fail in order to validate their own problems.
I have an aunt, love her to death, but very opinionated. Got her test results back...pre-diabetic numbers, bad liver and kidney numbers, low calcium, etc. Says my way of eating is extreme and unhealthy and dangerous. She is a low carber who smokes and drinks like a fish. Like I said, she is very dear to me, but sometimes you just gotta laugh. I 6 months she will be on her next pill from the doctor and I will be healthy and vibrant and I will still be the extreme one.
I do like the idea of printing out a fitday page for a week and when they ask, "where do you get your protein?", asking them how much exactly do I need? And then if they persist, showing them the USDA guidelines and my numbers for comparison. And then asking them if they know what THEIR numbers are? Maybe even sit down with them and enter just the one days worth of food that they can remember and show them how deficient they are in certain areas and asking them , where do they get their fiber/a/c/d/iron/minerals from?
lol. Good grief.
Here is one I got a LOT of when I refused to take Synthroid for my thyroid. (wow, I am still living and all is well after 2 years, go figure....)
"it is just a tiny little pill, there's nothing to it. I just get up and take it. I hardly notice it at all. I mean, it's just tiiiiiiny."
Me: Sure, it's tiny. So is a drop of arsenic or plutonium. Would you take one?
Makes them think for a second, but then they just say, it is not the same thing. Ok, I just think, let me know when you get your cytomel prescription, your high blood pressure prescription, your boniva prescription and when the breast cancer is confirmed....since those are just a few of the long term side effects. Not to mention the short term ones. I would rather just die peacefully than with all that! I really do not mind if others take meds, it is their choice and I am ok with that, but I just get turned sideways when I am nagged to do it and called a scientologist because I don't want to. My goal is to die drug free. Much later.
When people gawk at the salad I'm eating. Uhhh, you can eat salad too. Fool. :)
Yeah I got that today. It's AWE-INSPIRING at how ignorant and brainwashed our society is from the meat industry. It motivates me to keep going forward. Someone recently reminded me today-- gotta be a shining example.
My mom: Well, not everyone is going to want to eat vegan at your wedding party.
My mom: Let's make a cake for those who aren't like you...
I'm not even serving what I truly want...just fruits and veggies. I'm serving vegan options. But this is MY wedding Mom.