Originally Posted by MezzoEmi
I CAN'T be the only one who thinks that being vegetarian or vegan is fun, right?
I'm surprised no one has posted about this!
Being vegan is WAY FUN! Especially for me, because I get off on being different, marching to the beat of my own drummer. I also have the good feelings that come from knowing I'm taking action on my beliefs, and have consistency in my life with regards to animals.
It's also fun as hell to watch omnis squirm when they find out you're vegan. They don't ALL squirm. Some people are quite open-minded, actually. But when you get a really defensive omni, one who starts in with all the "Gawd meant for us to eat meat!!" BS, it's just funny to watch them defend themself against an attack on their character that I never even made.
I also like knowing I'm eating healthy, and that my compassionate decision is paying me back in more than just good karma. I don't have to worry too much about heart disease (which runs in my family), and probably cancer and other diseases of affluence (as they call them) are going to be less of a worry as well. I've also lost alot of weight (without the corresponding loss of muscle that comes with deprivation dieting) and that's really great.
Girl, I could go on all day about why I just LOVE to be vegan!
Thanks for posting this great thread!