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i don't know if anyone else has observed this, but from what i've experienced, i've noticed veg*ans seem to be alot nicer/mellower people than meat eaters. like when i go into a veg*an resteraunt there seems to be an unspoken sense of comradery, like we're all going through the same **** and can instantly relate to eachother on such a huge aspect of our lives, and thus people seem alot quicker to overlook any other differences they may have, whereas in meat-centric society i do not see this.<br><br><br><br>
maybe it's just me, maybe i'm looking for this, but it seems to me to be like this.<br><br><br><br>
like i have a hard time imagining someone starting a fight with someone else in a veg*an resteraunt or some other type of veg*an gathering.<br><br><br><br>
i don't know. maybe it's just me.
 

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Nah... The most mellow person I know is a meat-eater and the most spastic person I know is a vegan. I don't see any connection between dietary choices and personality types.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>So true, aes2! I so often feel like a China teacup in a pen full of angry Bulls.</b></div>
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Bless you.<br><br><br><br>
I don't know that it has anything to do with superiority. Maybe it does. It's only natural that you'd feel more comfortable with people who are more like you. I think that goes the same for people of the same religion, color, nationality, etc.
 

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the people i've met at the vegetarian co-op near me are some of the nicest people ever. i don't think it's silly to believe that people that care about certain things (animals, the environment, etc) are nicer, more caring people in general too. not to say that there aren't exceptions, just that it's a logical inference to make.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by mushroom</i><br><br><b>I know that I am nicer to other vegetarians...</b></div>
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Same here. I can be completely indifferent to people, but if I find out they're vegetarian it's like a little switch goes off in my head. Probably because I don't know any other vegetarians.
 

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I think veg*ans are (in general) more sensitve persons.<br><br>
That's why they are veg*an.<br><br><br><br>
There are exeptions though.
 

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I'm nice and respectful to everyone across the board until they are not so nice and respectful to me. Then I simply tend to ignore or stay away from then if I can (once they've shown their true colors). Generally, most flesh-eaters I deal with are considerate and compassionate. They just refuse to take the blinders off so they can see what they are eating. On the flip side, I've had conversations with some veg*ns and been tempted to ask them how they walk without tripin' everywhere 'cause it's a wonder to me how they can see where they are going with their nose so high up and all. People are people..even if you change what you are eating or how you feel about what you eat doesn't necessarily make you nicer or not to other people IMO. I mean, if you sucked in your treatment and attitude towards certain people before you decided to stop eating animals you are still basically gonna suck after you decide to stop eating animals.
 

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You are right MsRuthieB, but I simply cant help looking down on meat eaters a little bit. Eating meat is 'socialy acceptable' but when I hear someone admit that they eat meat it creeps me out. Just like if I were to talk to someone and they were like "And oh yeah, I also like to beat children" Id get freaked out too. I believe its wrong, no matter what the law says. Slavery used to be legal, doesnt make it ok.<br><br><br><br>
Some meat eaters claim "But when you are eating meat, you dont think of it like an animal". Wether the burger looks like a cow or not, they know in their brain that this food was a living breathing creature. And anyone that can justify eating a living breathing creature in anyway is a sicko to me. I dont care how huge those blinders are, they know that burger used to moooo, and if that doesnt bother them, then they are just as sick as a child abuser, pervert, etc.<br><br><br><br>
I try RuthieB, I do, I love life in general so I guess it pains me to just see humans carelessly throw away the lives of other animals. I dont think of myself as snottier, I guess Im just more militant about it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I've noticed that I'm watched and scrutinized on various details from what I eat and don't eat to what I believe and don't believe. I am very careful of how I and my veganism are perceived by other folks and how I treat them these people. I try to see them as potential veg*ns. I know I can't please everyone all the time, but I try to make sure that what I do is positive and uplifting and that they perceive it as such. I mean, if flesh eaters perceive me as looking down on them it's just gonna turn them off of ever wanting to stop flesh eating and "be like me". I want them to look at me in my peacefulness with my decisions and say "Geez, she may be onto something there. I may have to try giving up flesh and trying to live differently too. I want to be more peaceful inside with the way I continue to live." I believe one of my friends is seriously considering this already. I know because of the questions she asks that it's becoming more and more a serious consideration for her. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I live as though I'm leading by example. If just one person becomes veg*n by my actions, and maybe one person will become veg*n by her actions, and so on and so forth. Sort of like a pay it forward mentality. At first I was kind of lost that I didn't know any veg*ns when I first decided to leave the flesh eating pack. But, in retrospect, this may have been a good thing. I found my feelings regarding most things on my own without any type of experienced interpretation from an outside source. There wasn't an element present that would have had the opportunity to unknowingly turn me off of the emotions I was feeling that ultimately led me to my decisions. And believe me, people so loose me when they preach to me. So, on that note, I'm even more aware of the possible impact I can have on someone else's decisions. Sometimes I feel like "ew, how can you eat that" and want to just explain to them how what they are eating got to the plate or what they are using contains animal by products. But, inside I'm giving myself the 'bigger person' speech and reminding myself that I don't want to be viewed as 'that bitter preachy hollier than thou vegan' (not implying that anyone here acts this way but there are people out there that do) and that certainly does more harm than good.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Michael</i><br><br><b>I don't know that it has anything to do with superiority. Maybe it does. It's only natural that you'd feel more comfortable with people who are more like you. I think that goes the same for people of the same religion, color, nationality, etc.</b></div>
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Completely agreed.<br><br><br><br>
I think generalizations are a bit unfair, such as "Veg*ans are nicer/more sensitive," but I know that I personally feel more comfortable around other veg*ans.
 

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When I meet someone and find out that they are a vegetarian, it is somewhat of a novelty and therefor somewhat exciting. I don't try to hide my enthusiasm...and I am sure they feel it.<br><br>
I simply don't feel excited about meeting Omnis. For one thing, they are everywhere, for another, I will most likely not have a lot in common with them. So, without trying, the first meeting is "cooler" but not "cold."<br><br>
I think that there is room for every type of vegetarian in the world; militant, gentle etc. Although, I think we can take a lesson from other advertisers and note: Its all about image. If Omnis perceive vegans as happy, healthy and hip...they will want to be one, too.<br><br>
But, if I was an Omni and every week when I bought my steak at Wal-Mart, some vegan said, "Ewww! How can you eat that?" I bet I would cut down. I think there is a time and place for both the soft and hard sell...depending on the person/situation.
 

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I find some veg*ans can be super docile, but more often I run into militant mean ones.<br><br><br><br>
I don't think diet choices always correspond to disposition, but there may be a few correlations in a minority of cases.<br><br><br><br>
In particular, as I said, I have found many RL hard-core vegans to be unpleasant, and this seems to be as a result of a "holier than thou" attitude. It's a large part of what motivated me to abandon my own hardcore vegan stance. I was attacked more often by vegans than I ever was by meaties.
 

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I don't know...there is something about others thinking they are automatically morally superior to my wife that makes me want to kick them in the junk...
 
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