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My brother calls me once a week to tell me i am a pussy. I've tried explaining the health benefits to him, but he is of the mindset that "god" made animals out of meat and should be eaten.<br><br>
He also totally denies the cruelty suffered by livestock in their short and horrible lives.
 

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You should try saying something along the lines of this next time your brother calls you a "pussy".<br><img alt="" src="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?attachmentid=16840" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
As for the whole suffering thing, I'm not entirely sure what to say about that. I'd suggest showing him a video (e.g. "Meet Your Meat"), but he might just think of it as propoganda and nothing more (Of course, I'm speaking in my experience as someone who can very biased from time to time). But if you think that might convince that the suffering is very real, I say go for it!<br><br>
Best of luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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He isn't religious... Its just a saying. I am pretty much considering it as a lost cause at this point. One must choose this lifestyle, i don't really think a person can be converted unless they have an open mind. That being said i am tired of taking crap over this lifestyle choice. This is a pretty large vegetarian community, and i thought someone may have thought of something i did not.
 

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How old are you guys? This kind of behavior is pretty normal (and expected) from most teenage boys. If that's the case I'd just wait it out. If you are both adults then you should tell him that these are your choices, not his. If he cares about you he should respect you enough to STFU. I'm sure you have a lot of opinions about him that you keep to yourself. Ask him to do the same.
 

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If I had to do it over, I would keep a grenade handy at all times. Every time they'd start to give me crap, I start pulling the pin out.
 

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Tell him that the laydeez dig the sensitive guys.
 

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I think you said it all when you said, "Some people are just lost causes." I've learned never to argue w/ narrow minded people who are just trying to get a rise out of me. I would tell him that you won't speak to him on the phone anymore until he respects your lifestyle more. Just tell him you need to "agree to disagree" and let it go.<br><br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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