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I'm exasperated. I mean, I know I could argue back and forth about this (vegetarianism and veganism) but I just get the idea that he's going to nitpick "technicalities" until I'm blue in the face.<br><br><br><br>
I'm not sure what he's trying to say... that I'm not a vegan/vegetarian (I don't eat any kind of meat, dairy or eggs and avoid whatever I can, whenever I can and I don't wear any direct animal by-product - unless plastic counts...?). I do know he thinks that vegetarian is a silly concept, but that not eating meat as an animal rights thing is "reasonable".<br><br><br><br>
I just... don't want to talk to him anymore. I thought we could be good friends and I confided in him when I was feeling frustrated with an uncaring, omnivorous world. I was hesitant, because he's an omnivore, but I thought, hey! we're friends so maybe he'll just leave it alone? (I leave meat-eaters alone).<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sorry, needed to rant.
 

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That's what we're here for. In the future, ranting about omnivores is probably best kept to non-omnis.<br><br><br><br>
An omni isn't going to share your point of view, no matter how hard he or she tries.
 

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Oh, just an aquaintance, sort of friend. My partner is a vegetarian as well. Including one other vegan, who I *don't* get along with very well anyway, that makes 3 non-omnis in a social circle of like 40-50 omnis. It gets very frustrating. And while I can talk to my partner about it, I would like to have more people understand...<br><br><br><br>
I'm just feeling isolated - kind of freakish in my dietary beliefs. I suppose epski is right in that discussing vege things with omnis is an exercise in frustration...
 

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My advice to you is not to even bother.. I have been there and back with some of my friends and family and they either don't want to understand my beliefs or simply don't understand what I'm saying. No matter how much you want to talk to someone about veganism/vegetarianism some people just don't want to hear it.<br><br><br><br>
Normally I wouldn't tell anyone to just give up like this.. but I know how difficult it is to be talking about something you're passionate about and feel like you're not being heard. Not to mention the fact that you shouldn't stress yourself out over someone who's not willing to at least pretend to understand you. You sound like you're done talking to this person anyway ...<br><br><br><br>
Next time you want to rant or anything just log on to the good ol' VB and we're here for you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by marmalade</i><br><br><b>Oh, just an aquaintance, sort of friend. My partner is a vegetarian as well. Including one other vegan, who I *don't* get along with very well anyway, that makes 3 non-omnis in a social circle of like 40-50 omnis. It gets very frustrating. And while I can talk to my partner about it, I would like to have more people understand...<br><br><br><br>
I'm just feeling isolated - kind of freakish in my dietary beliefs. I suppose epski is right in that discussing vege things with omnis is an exercise in frustration...</b></div>
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<br><br><br><i>We</i> understand! And there are millions more like us! Don't feel alone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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