About a week ago I got into a debate with a friend..He put forth a few initial arguments but they were proven false and in the end he acknowledged that he simply did not want to give up meats. Since I cannot combat this, the debate ended with him acknowleding that there was no actual flaw in my argument other than he simply did not desire the change. He was most resistent.
Well today I was speaking with him again. I casually brought up how today (09 April 2005) I had been speaking about Vegetarianism in a chat room
(Side note: The discussion ended up with people telling me that Vegetarians are weak and dont live past 40
when suddenly he told me he was going to attempt Vegetarianism.
At first I thought it was a joke, but apparently he was completely serious. The following is a quote (edited to prevent him googling, as well, the name has been edited out):
The fact that you are completely correct
It is simply selfish desire of mine which pervented me from pursuing the right path
He says that he will at first attempt to phase out obviously meat products (Beef, chicken, etc), then start moving on little by little. He does not accept Veganism (because from a moral standpoint eating eggs and milk isn't *inheritly* wrong, its just the method that they are procured) but seemingly is open to the idea of becoming a strict ovo-lacto.