starting to get second thoughts
i’m only one person, what will my efforts really do anyway?
will they matter? will i make a difference?
i woke up to the sound of my mom taking harley out to pee and after i retrieved his silly ass, i ate some girl scout cookies. looked at the ingredients and saw nonfat dry milk.
then i started justifying it.. saying, yeah, i’ll.. just.. go vegetarian?
but it doesn’t make sense. like, vegan seems the better choice of the two because it’s eliminating consumption of anything of animal byproduct.
but then i’m like, wait, there’s a gallon of milk in the fridge and no one’s gonna drink that except me.. fuuuuu…
and i hate wasting things so you see where i’m coming from here :/
so imake a bowl of cereal and decide to tell my mother i’m going vegetarian and explained about the veganism as well.. and she tells me that the animals are going to die anyway.. and the chicken mcnuggets from mcdonalds is gonna feed a fat kid anyway.. so..
it just makes me wonder
does it even matter?
i’d like to think it does but i don’t wanna be made a fool for the choices i make :/
i LOVE animals. i don’t want to go around thinking humans are the superior beings on this planet. i mean shit, call me pocahontas i’m already wearing feathers n shit.
but.. i think i made the fact that i love animals pretty clear in my previous post.
thoughts would be appreciated. :/
speaking of pocahontas, i’ve been thinking of native american culture and attire and it’s pretty neat. i admire it. but they ate meat as well, did they not? o,o
i’m so lost.
1) Veganism is fucking hard as hell. Most people find it a lot easier to slowly transition from vegetarianism to veganism through a process. Because quitting all animal products cold turkey is like… Woah. Difficult.
2) Vegitarianism is hard as hell to do cold turkey. Mhmmm. I tried myself, and it was just like “WOAH DUDE. THERE’S MEAT EVERYWHERE.” I mean, the easy part was eating lots of veggies, because I love pretty much every vegetable ever. But, after a few days, I kid you not… I just HAD to have some kind of meat. I was craving it so hard, and because it was during my period, I was a tad anemic, which didn’t help the matter any.
Now that I’ve said that. You might only be one person, but… Does it not make you happy to know that you wouldn’t be contributing to the death of another being? Yes, there are other people that are going to eat meat. Yes, animals are going to die. But, you didn’t contribute to it. That’s what made vegitarianism so beneficial for me. I knew that I wasn’t giving in to harming another being, and that made me so happy.
Here’s the thing about veganism… I personally don’t agree with it… Because most of the time, you can find free range chicken eggs at your grocery store for maybe only two bucks more than other eggs. Organic milk is also available in most grocery stores anyway, and the price of milk has skyrocketed recently, so either way, you’re going to be paying a whole hell of a lot for some damn milk, and organic milks tend to be more cow-friendly.
Vegans sometimes make the argument that milk and eggs and stuff are harming the animals, and while there are dairy farms and egg farms that don’t treat their animals well, here’s something most people seem to forget. Chickens lay eggs no matter what you do. Fertilized or unfertilized, chickens. lay. eggs. I feel like it would be a waste not to eat them.
Same thing goes for cows. Once a cow gets pregnant, it will produce milk for a long ass time. In fact, it can actually be harmful for a cow to not be milked. Well, not really harmful… But like people, when a cow is milked for so long, their bodies get used to producing milk (that’s why people with breasts and cows both continue to produce milk as long as their babies are suckling) and after the baby (person or cow) is weaned, the breast/udder will swell, become tender and uncomfortable. Now, in large dairy farms cows are given hormones to continually produce excess milk. But, in a totally organic situation, milk just doesn’t suddenly stop. So, you can either make use of the milk a cow will continue to produce organically from milking after a baby cow is weaned, or you can let her go and let her body do her own thing so she’ll stop producing milk.
Sorry I completely went off on a tangent and stuff… But it seemed like you were questioning your dietary choices, and I wanted to put some information out there that you may or may not have thought of. <3