VeggieBoards banner

1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
428 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
How central is your veg*nism to your life? I was wondering how strongly you identify yourself by your veg*nism? Is it your diet, your life-style, your entire life? I'd like to hear comments too!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,440 Posts
I feel I have to take responsibility for the things I do.<br><br><br><br>
This goes for all the things in my life.<br><br><br><br>
Environment, Ethics it's all there.<br><br><br><br>
I'm Vegan and proud of it.<br><br><br><br>
I don't rant about what is wrong in the world (at least not too much) but try to do something about it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,440 Posts
What's the difference between life-style and entire life.<br><br><br><br>
Can we get a better defenition of it ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,211 Posts
Mainly diet, but it also sorta permeates into my lifestyle. But for the most part, I'm mostly a dietary vegetarian.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,481 Posts
Vegetarianism plays a major role in my diet obviously, but i have experimented with natural bath products and makeup. I am trying to get myself to recycle more and read labels so I avoid products tested on animals.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,304 Posts
I don't think it defines my entire life, but it is a very big part of my life. You need to eat everyday so I think about my veg*nism daily. Then there's the whole personal hygeine and cleanliness thing, so I think about it at those times, too. So, I guess it's a part of my entire life, but I hate it when people refer to me as "the vegetarian" or something, as if being veggie is all there is to know about me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,218 Posts
Being vegan is very important to me. My diet and lifestyle are vegan. I don't have any clothing that shouts out "vegan" (not yet) but I do have a few AR shirts that I love to wear.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,907 Posts
I think being vegan is one of the most important things in my life. I feel strongly about being an active vegan, though I don't like to preach. I just brainwash people with my stuffed shells....hahahah...once I have them at my table, they're hooked! I'm very committed, my next tattoo is a vegan tattoo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
278 Posts
It has a tremendous influence on my lifestyle. Many choices I face are decided in favor of the one least harmful to the environment and others. The eating thing is a breeze after attempting an all raw diet for a while. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
428 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I prefer to say my vegetarianism is a symptom of my life! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Seriously, it is a big part of who I am and it does reflect many things about me. But, it's only part of who I am.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,374 Posts
<div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by pickletatertot</i><br><br><b>I prefer to say my vegetarianism is a symptom of my life! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Seriously, it is a big part of who I am and it does reflect many things about me. But, it's only part of who I am.</b></div>
</div>
<br><br><br>
This comes very close to what I was going to say. My veganism is very important to me, but it is simply an extension of my underlying beliefs. Those underlying beliefs are what's central to my life and all my choices, including the choice to be vegan, as well as helping people and animals, being a conscientious environmentalist, etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,895 Posts
PRECISELY.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Go Muppet! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by muppetcow</i><br><br><b>I don't think it defines my entire life, but it is a very big part of my life. You need to eat everyday so I think about my veg*nism daily. Then there's the whole personal hygeine and cleanliness thing, so I think about it at those times, too. So, I guess it's a part of my entire life, but I hate it when people refer to me as<br><br>
"the vegetarian" or something, as if being veggie is all there is to know about me.</b></div>
</div>
<br>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,854 Posts
I became an anti-meatist last year (for the second time in my life) because the meat industry is so filthy and horrid I couldn't justify eating meat anymore. And besides that, everytime I ate meat, I felt really funky and bad afterwards...<br><br><br><br>
I try to talk to meat eaters in a way that could, if not convince them to stop eating meat, to at least get them to think about how atrocious the industry is, and EAT LESS MEAT. It depends on the person, usually if they ask "why dont' you eat meat?" then I'll explain and they'll seem open to it. There's no convincing hard core meat eaters, though.<br><br><br><br>
I love to cook, and going veg has opened up a vast array of other foods we otherwise wouldn't have tried. When you cut out the BORING MEAT HABIT, you have to find other sources of protiens, and there are so many more than I would have ever tried. Get adventurous! eating is necessary to live, so why not make it interesting?<br><br><br><br>
So, I guess I'm on a mission to try to convert others who are on the fence, but I'm in no way militant about it. And I still eat cheese, and buy leather...(oooo, bad.) But it's really the meat industry that I'm against and the horrendous treatment of those furry/feathered creatures that makes me veggie through and through.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,265 Posts
I would say lifestyle. It is not my entire life and I too hate being defined by 'that vegetarian' but it is a part of who I am.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,339 Posts
When I first went veg years ago, it was a huge deal. I think it had to be for me to have the self-control to keep it up and win battles with the rents. Now it's more like second-nature. All the label-checking and such just happens naturally and I'm left with the freedom to focus on other changes I need to make in my life.<br><br><br><br>
It's still <i>important</i>, but it doesn't require much energy anymore. Hmm.. I trying to get this across without making it sound like I don't care (because I do) -- is it working?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
0 Posts
It is a big part of my life since I base a lot of my daily decisions (both diet and other lifestyle) on my veggie ethics. However, like what was said above, it is only part of who I am.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,591 Posts
Great Thread!<br><br><br><br>
I agree with what a lot of people have already said. It's a very important part of who I am. But it is not the only important part. It's very much like my sexual preference. I'm gay, but there's so much more to me than that! I'm vegetarian, but that's not nearly all there is to me!<br><br><br><br>
quick story. Most of you know that I run a mostly vegetarian cafe in a HFS. This absolutely fits with my concept the Buddhist notion of "right livelihood". However, we're only <i>mostly</i> vegetarian. Today, my cook bought a whole Ahi Tuna from a fisherman. I made a point of being somewhere else while the fish was being cleaned. I really can't handle that. Later, when he cooked it into a Curried Ahi Pasta (one of our most popular dishes) he said to me "I wish you ate fish, I really do! this is the best, freshest most wonderful tasting Ahi I've ever had!". And for a moment, I almost wished I ate fish too..... but it occured to me that I will never feel the desire to eat flesh again, and I'm quite okay with that! I'm happy that we can provide yummy fresh seafood for the omnis, but I'm not interested at all.......
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,612 Posts
I just don't like eating meat. That's it. I love animals and I don't believe I'll ever eat meat again, but really, I am not at all bothered by the presence of meat, and I don't base any ethical importance on my decision not to eat meat.<br><br><br><br>
Although I think less of people who like the taste of meat, and prefer the company of those who share my distaste for meat (whether their motives are akin to mine or not) I don't even consider myself a vegetarian.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top