The other day I got (referring to the amount of bananas I eat) "That's too much potassium, that can kill you."
I was like... -_-
I looked up the potassium content on cronometer later because I was curious, and ten bananas doesn't even give 90% of the "recommended value".
My stepmom said to me, "2 apples a day is good but 10 isn't better!" ..LOL i would starve on 10 apples a day.
lol i hear that Evan!!
I too get a lot of the do everything in moderation advice.
Number 7 I can so relate too. It is a common human psychology and very annoying. I always fall into that trap. They ask why do you do fill in the blank...or what do you think about...
And then they say those kind of things like don't tell people what to do, preach, etc.
Nowadays, I am practicing the art of giving very vague and simple answers. If they are truly searching and want to know more, they will ask. Most of the time they don't.
I have gotten all these comments at some time or other. I no longer offer explanation, I just say this is the choice I have made, I feel great, and I more energy and I then add; "Tell me, do you think I look malnourished?" Most people back off, for one reason or another, then say, "I couldn't do that!"
omg i could name alot lol but the worst is what about plants your killing those too we are not going to have any plants left because of you!lol Seriously ppl come on its not the same as killing animals at all!
The best I can tell these kind of people is that I take what I need with minimal harm and impact to the animals and or environment.
(I am still working on my environmental impact. Being born in a consumption based society and taking responsibility for past decisions has made this part a slow process.)
ooooohh another one is well if we dont kill them we will be over populated with animals!ok for one if you let things happen natural we wouldnt what makes us over populated is when you make animals breed for more meat quicker!
In nature, plants and animals usually live in symbiosis with their environment. An animal will reproduce according to the food supply, territory available, and proximity.
Nowadays, we pump them full of hormones and food, imprison them in close proximity, and to ensure their reproduction, we artificially take care of that whether they want it or not.
So far my favorite was "The best way to love animals is to eat them...how can you eat that which you do not love?" Um...I love fruit just fine, thanks. And please...try not to love me, I like living. Kthnksbai.
People saying that vegan lifestyles are more economically and environmentally taxing when the exact opposite is true. He was citing Food Matters or whatever :/
During veganism, I went over to my ultra European grandma who told me that she understood that I don't eat animal. "So for you Lena" she says, "I've cooked you some rice and vegetables....with a little bit of sausage." Thanks, Grandma!